Friday, March 17, 2017

Number 2 Baker Uses Another Big Fourth Quarter to Defeat Number 7 Mobile, 72-56

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

BILLINGS, Montana – The number 2 seeded Baker University women's basketball team used another big fourth quarter to move on in the NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship, presented by Wells Fargo, as the 'Cats defeated number 7 Mobile (Ala.), 72-56, on Wednesday afternoon inside the RimRock Auto Arena.

Baker used a fourth quarter in which they outscored the Rams, 31-11, to move onto the Second Round.

BU will now face number 3 Campbellsville (Ky.) on St. Patrick's Day Friday, March 17 at 12:30 pm MST/1:30 pm CST.

Baker trailed at the end of the third quarter, 45-41, then Heart of America Athletic Conference Player of the Year Kelsey Larson caught fire, scoring 11-straight points, including three-straight three-point field goals.

The senior ended the day with 26 points on nearly perfect shooting, as she went 7-of-8 from the floor, 4-of-5 from three-point land a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Two other 'Cats scored in double figures, as fellow seniors MacKenzie Cook and Sydney Buchel went for 16 and 10 points respectively.

Starla Daggan had a terrific game for the Rams, as she scored 31 points and grabbed three rebounds, she was the only Ram to score in double figures.

The game was all tied up at 28-28 at halftime, then Baker outscored Mobile, 44-28, in the second half.

This marks the second-straight season, Baker has moved onto the Round of 16 in the NAIA DI Women's Basketball National Tournament, BU is now 6-3 all-time at the event.

number 3 Campbellsville defeated number 6 Talladega (Ala.), 84-75, in the First Round on Wednesday.

The Tigers are 26-6 on the year and had four players score in double figures in the win over Dega. Jordan Doram led the way with 18 points and three rebounds.

NAIA Women's Basketball Box Score
NAIA Div I Women's National Championship
Mobile (Ala.)1216171156
Baker (Kan.)1612133172

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