Monday, January 30, 2017

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Number 4 William Penn Edges Baker, 95-93, in Double OT

Press release submitted by Tyler Price, Baker University Assistant Athletic Director

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – The Baker University men’s basketball team nearly knocked off number 4 William Penn for the second time this season, as the Wildcats fell, 95-93, at WPU in double overtime on Saturday afternoon.

Baker defeated WPU, 88-85, back on Nov. 19, 2016 inside the Collins Center for the Statesmen’s first conference loss this season.

BU falls to 11-10 overall and 8-9 in Heart of America Athletic Conference play, while William Penn moves to 18-2 overall and 14-2 in the Heart.

The Wildcats had to fight back from a 46-32 first half deficit and outscored the Statesmen, 48-34, in the second half to force overtime.

There were 91 total free-throws taken in the contest, as Baker went 32-of-45 for 71.1-percent, while WPU when 31-of-49 for 63.3-percent.

Five Wildcats scored in double figures including a big game from senior Tyrome Parker who scored 22.

Javeion Gray added 15, Taylor Johnson scored 14, Brock Mick added 10 and CJ Bolton netted 11.

Parker shot 11-of-16 from the free-throw line and Tyree Peter led all players with 13 rebounds. Baker forced 13 turnovers and held the Statesmen to just 25.8-percent from three-point range.

The Wildcats will next take on Missouri Valley on Monday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Collins Center.

NAIA Men's Basketball Box Score

Baker (Kan.)32487693
William Penn (Iowa)46347895

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