Monday, March 20, 2017

Number 3 Campbellsville Ends Number 2 Baker's Tourney Run, 73-56


BILLINGS, Montana – The number 3 seeded Campbellsville Tigers ended number 2 Baker's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship run on Friday afternoon, as they defeated the 'Cats, 73-56, inside RimRock Arena at MetraPark. Baker ends its season with a school record mark of 30-5.

The Tigers now advance to the NAIA National Quarterfinals and will play on Friday at 4 p.m. MST. With the win Campbellsville moves to 27-6.

Baker led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, then trailed, 36-33, at the break. Emily Fox had 14 points in the first half and finished with a game-high 19.

The Tigers used a big second half to push past the 'Cats, as they outscored BU, 37-23, in the second half.

Baker turned the ball over 20 times and shot 38-percent from the floor and 78.6-percent from free-throw range.

Sydney Buchel also scored 13 points and Kelsey Larson ends her illustrious BU career with 925 points, which ranks number 14 all-time in program history.

Campbellsville ended the day, shooting 51.1-percent from the floor and 18-of-20 from the free-throw line.

Jessica Zweifel led Baker with six rebounds and seven assists and senior MacKenzie Cook ended her BU career with six points and three rebounds.

Baker finished the year as the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion for the first time in school history and its 17-game winning streak this season was tied for a program record.

NAIA Women's Basketball Box Score
NAIA Div I Women's National Championship
Team1234T
Baker (Kan.)161715856
Campbellsville (Ky.)1521211673


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