Thursday, November 30, 2017

Number 10 Baker Opens Heart Play with 68-61 Win over Avila

Press Release:Tyler Price, Assistant Director of Athletics | Communications, Baker University

BALDWIN CITY, Kansas – The number 10 ranked Baker University women’s basketball team opened up Heart of America Athletic Conference play with a 68-61 win over Avila University on Wednesday night inside the Collins Center.

The Wildcats move to 7-2 overall and 1-0 in the Heart, while Avila falls to 1-4 and 0-1.

Courtney Hoag had a big night in the paint for the ‘Cats with eight points and eight blocks, along with eight rebounds.

Jodi Adkins led Baker in scoring with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field and Caitlin Modesett had a team-high four assists.

Also in double figures was Jessica Zweifel with her 15 points and she was a perfect 8-of-8 from the free-throw line and she hit a late three-point field goal with a minute to go in the game to ice the contest for BU.

Avila led 11-10 at the end of the first quarter, then Baker responded with a 26-12 second quarter.

After the break, Avila put together another strong effort in the third, outscoring BU, 21-15, before a 17-17 fourth quarter.

Defensively, Baker caused 13 turnovers and held the Eagles to just 36.5-percent shooting and 4-of-19 from three-point range, good for just 21.1-percent.

The Wildcats went 14-of-17 from the free-throw line and outrebounded Avila, 31-30. Eight of those were offensive rebounds for Baker, with four coming from Hoag.

The ‘Cats will next hit the road on Saturday to face Culver-Stockton at 2 p.m. in Canton, Missouri.

NAIA Women's Basketball Box Score
Avila (Mo.)1112211761
Baker (Kan.)1026151768

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