MVC Basketball Teams Drop Double-Header to Baker

6 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, December 01 2012 Dec 1, 2012 Saturday, December 01, 2012 6:03:37 PM CST December 01, 2012 in Basketball
Source: Andy Pulverenti - Press Release

MARSHALL, MO -- The Missouri Valley College men's and women's basketball teams hit the road Saturday to Baldwin City, Kansas, for Heart of America Athletic Conference matchups with Baker University. Baker swept the double-head, winning 77-62 in the women's game, and beating the Missouri Valley men's team 74-61.

In the women's game, the Lady Vikings found themselves in an early deficit, trailing by 10-points just four minutes into the game. MVC was able to claw back to within one point, at 16-15, with just over 12-minutes remaining in the half on a three-pointer by Senior Guard Lindsi Jackson. Baker, though, responded and held the Lady Vikings off through the rest of the first half, ending the half on a 6-0 run in the final two minutes to make it a 36-28 Baker lead heading into halftime.

The Lady Vikings struggled from the field in the first half, shooting just 31-percent and making only one of six three-point attempts. However, the Lady Vikings turned things around from the floor in the second half.

The Lady Vikings shot over 55-percent from the field after halftime, scoring the opening four points of the half to get to back within two possessions. Baker proved to be too strong though, quickly countering and pushing the lead to double-digits with 16- minutes remaining in the game. The Lady Vikings got back to within seven points after two Senior Forward Gabi Morales free throws with just under 13-minutes in the game, but that would be as close as the Lady Vikings would get from that point, as Baker kept a comfortable lead, winning 77-62.

Leading the way for MVC was Morales who had 20 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots. Also in double-figures for the Lady Vikings was Junior Forward Ebone Brown who had 10 points and four rebounds. The Lady Vikings shot a better percentage from the field than Baker, 41 percent to 39-percent, and the Lady Viking defense forced 15 turnovers.

The loss drops MVC to 3-6 overall and 1-1 in conference play. Baker improves to 8-3 on the season and 2-0 in HAAC play. It's back to non-conference action for the Lady Vikings as they travel to Stephens College in Columbia on Monday with a 7 p.m. tip-off.

On the men's side, the Vikings went back-and-forth with Baker through the first half, making it just a three-point Baker lead with just under eight minutes remaining in the half after a made three-pointer by Freshman Jordan Epps. Baker then went on a 13-2 run over the next three minutes to extend what was a three-point lead to a 14-point advantage. The Vikings tried to get themselves back to single-digits before halftime, but Baker eventually took a 41-25 lead into the break.

In the second half the two teams traded buckets early on, but Baker eventually built its lead to over 20-points. However, MVC came back with a run of its own midway through the second half. The Vikings went on a 20-3 run over a seven minute stretch to get back to within single-digits after Junior Jim Thomas drained a two-pointer. The Vikings eventually got to within seven points with just over four minutes remaining in the game, but Baker made the shots they needed to down the stretch, and pulled out the 74-61 victory.

Epps led all scorers in the game with 28 points to go along with five assists and three rebounds. Also in double-figures for MVC Sophomore Kevin Stander who had 14 points. Defensively the Vikings got after Baker forcing 21 turnovers with two blocked shots. The Vikings also beat Baker on the offensive glass, producing 11 offensive rebounds, while Baker ended up with just four offensive rebounds. The biggest difference in the game was free-throws. The Vikings went 9 of 13 from the free-throw line, while Baker finished 18 of 30.

The loss drops MVC to 3-9 overall and 0-2 in the HAAC. Baker improves to 7-4 on the season and 1-1 in conference play. The Vikings have a non-conference home game Monday, hosting Haskell Indian Nations at 7 p.m. at the Burns Athletic Complex.

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY- According to Missouri KidsFirst, almost one in ten kids will be sexually abused by the time they are... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, October 21 2019 Oct 21, 2019 Monday, October 21, 2019 7:37:00 AM CDT October 21, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — Attorney General Eric Schmitt is set to host four senior safety presentations in October. The presentations,... More >>
14 hours ago Sunday, October 20 2019 Oct 20, 2019 Sunday, October 20, 2019 8:43:00 PM CDT October 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - More than 600 people and 11 sponsors gathered in Cosmo Park for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's... More >>
18 hours ago Sunday, October 20 2019 Oct 20, 2019 Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:53:00 PM CDT October 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — David Cover, a co-pastor at The Crossing, addressed the controversy over last week's sermon by fellow co-paster... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, October 20 2019 Oct 20, 2019 Sunday, October 20, 2019 4:03:00 PM CDT October 20, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police arrested a man on multiple charges after the shooting of a 13-year-old boy Saturday night. ... More >>
22 hours ago Sunday, October 20 2019 Oct 20, 2019 Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:15:00 PM CDT October 20, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One person was transported to the hospital in relation to a weapons offense Sunday morning, according to... More >>
23 hours ago Sunday, October 20 2019 Oct 20, 2019 Sunday, October 20, 2019 11:27:00 AM CDT October 20, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Children in St. Louis have been the victim of homicides at 10 times the national rate... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:34:54 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is reversing his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 9:19:49 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police were seen searching the area near the scene of a crash Saturday afternoon. Police responded to... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:31:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Community members came together Saturday for a Walk and Roll-A-Thon in recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month. ... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 5:11:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Demonstrators rallied at Speakers Circle on Saturday for the first ever National Period Day. Organizers said they... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:47:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Community members got the chance to challenge Columbia police officers in their favorite video games during the department's... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:41:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Grassroots organizations are working across Missouri to persuade gun-related business owners to join efforts to limit... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:37:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
SALINE COUNTY — Three Saline County children abducted in 2017 were found in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, according to the... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:15:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - One Lincoln man is dead following a crash between a motorcycle and a tractor-trailer Friday night on... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:19:00 PM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Water and Light department said it believes all power has been restored in Columbia. About... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, October 19 2019 Oct 19, 2019 Saturday, October 19, 2019 10:05:00 AM CDT October 19, 2019 in News
MARSHALL - The suspect in a pair of shootings in early October has been caught out of state, police announced... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 9:10:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
CALIFORNIA - A man heard his sentence on Friday after killing a 20-year-old three years ago for drunk driving. ... More >>
2 days ago Friday, October 18 2019 Oct 18, 2019 Friday, October 18, 2019 6:31:00 PM CDT October 18, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 55°
12pm 57°
1pm 58°
2pm 59°
3pm 59°