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Baker takes two from Vikings

Monday, January 30, 2012

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. -- The Missouri Valley College men's and women's basketball teams were victims of their fourth straight Heart of America Conference road doubleheader sweep Saturday at Baker.

Following the Lady Vikings' 66-60 loss, the Valley men were downed by the Wildcats, 60-58, in a contest which saw seven second-half lead changes.

The last of them took place with 31 seconds left on the fourth three-pointer of the game by Baker junior Corey Anderson. The Vikings had three possessions after that, but turned the ball over and missed a field goal and two free throws.

Anderson had 14 points to lead the 'Cats (15-8, 8-3 HAAC), who are tied for second place in the league standings.

Valley (8-13, 4-6) got a game-high 17 points from junior Michael Connor, with freshman Kevin Stander (12 points) and junior James Pope (11) providing double digits in scoring off the bench.

The Lady Vikings also went back and forth in their game, leading for the last time on junior Sami Jackson's put-back with 4:36 remaining. Baker scored the next six points, opening up a five-point spread with 1:01 left on freshman Shelbi Petty's jumper.

Although senior Hannah Young buried a three-pointer 30 seconds later to get Valley to within two points, the Lady 'Cats made four of five free throws the rest of the way to hang on.

Petty racked up 25 points for Baker (5-17, 3-8), which exploited a 23-10 edge in turnovers.

The Lady Vikings (8-12, 4-6) were led by Young's 16 points.

Both of Valley's teams will be at home Saturday to face Benedictine, with the men making a non-conference stop Tuesday at Harris-Stowe State.

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