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Culver-Stockton Honors it Seniors in Double Header Against Baker Wildcats

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February 17th saw the Culver-Stockton Wildcats battle for playoff spots as they take on long time rival Baker Wildcats. The College honored its senior basketball players, dance, and cheer squad.

Listed here is the Seniors honored that night. Women’s; Whynter Waterhouse-Brennan, Aaliyah Ortiz, and Megan Diehl. Men’s; Ryan Dempsey, Tanner Cannady, Cole Howard, Cole Schwartz, Gabe Cox, Kok Dow, Ryan Moore, Caleb Kizer. Dance; Cherokee Pendergrass, Morgan Broadwell, Kenzie Dishman, Mackenzie Coleman-Portell. Cheer; Renae Martin.

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Women’s Game

The women’s game would see the 3-23(3-19) Baker Wildcats take on the 9-16(8-13) Culver-Stockton Wildcats as Culver looks to stay alive for the playoffs. Culver had previously dropped the game at Baker 63-46 in January. The cats were sitting tied with Park, Graceland, and Peru State for 8th.

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Baker would strike early as #20 Alyssa Morris would hit a big three to put Baker up. However Culver would answer and they would continue to battle with a score of 20-19 C-SC up. Culver would maintain the lead however Baker would stay close behind as the half would end 36-35 Culver up.

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The third would see Culver rally up some points only for Baker to rally back and close it up once again as Culver would outscore 13-11 as the 3rd would end. Culver would continue to lead and able to hold off huge rally’s by Baker to take the win 69-60.

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Culver-Stocktons offence would be lead by #32 Addison Newbon with 20 pts, Katie Webb would follow with 18 pts. Grad Student Aaliyah Ortiz would lead the Assists with 10. Rebounds would be claimed by Nevaiah Bell-Tenner with 8 REB. Baker would be lead by Alyssa Morris with 28 pts, going 7-9 on three pointers 7-10 from mid range, she would also lead in assist.

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Women’s Heart Playoffs

Culver-Stockton Wildcats improved to 10-16(9-13), while Baker drops to 3-24(3-20). Culver will end their season on the road as they take on Graceland, and Park. Both teams dropped their games and leaves a tie between Peru and Culver. Culver won their game vs. Graceland 59-57 back in December. They also won against Park 78-50 back in January.

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Peru State won their game against William Penn keeping them tied with Culver. They will go on the road to take on Baker, and return home to take on nationally ranked #5 Clarke, the top team in the heart. Currently projected to end their season 10-14 in conference. While Culver if they win both games they will end 11-13 in conference and clinch a play off spot. If they win one they will tie with Peru and could possibly lose to the tie breakers.

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Men’s Game

The #2 seeded Baker Wildcats (19-7{17-5}) would take on the #6 seeded Culver-Stockton Wildcats (13-12{11-10}) in a conference match up. This game would be physical as the refs let the two teams play as Culver’s crowd was electric all night long. A win would clinch a playoff spot for Hobbs and his Wildcat Squad. Earlier in the season Culver would fall at Baker 71-63 back in January.

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Baker would strike early and gain a four point lead before culver would hit a big three to shut down the momentum. Baker would regain the lead and go up 10. However Culver would rally and #22 Nick Spannus would tie it up with a couple free throws. Baker would continue to score while Culver trailed. At 08:27 Baker would lead 22-18 before Hobbs called a time out to talk with his team. Culver would rally as they will take the lead 29-27 after a lay up by Robert Fry II. However the Half would end with Baker up 35-33.

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The second half would see an early back and forth however Baker would go on a huge run leading my 10 with a score of 58-48. Culver would rally back as the score would be 61-60 with six minutes remaining. Baker would go back up as they would lead 69-64, 71-66, before Culver would come in to make it 71-70. A foul by Harvey Quinten would send Robert Fry II to the line where Culver would take the lead 72-71. Culvers defense would stand strong and a foul would send Seth Larson to the line as he makes one to make it 73-71. Bakers Nick Whittick would drive however he would not be able to tie it up as Culver wins 73-71.

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Culver-Stockton’s offense was lead by #12 Connor Davis with 18 pts going 6-10 from the field, 3-6 from outside the arch, followed closely by #33 Seth Larson with 14. Robert Fry II would lead the team with 5 assist, while Seth Larson would gain 13 rebounds.

Men’s Heart Playoff

This win will make Culver-Stockton 14-12(11-10) as Baker will now go 19-8(17-6) Bakers loss does not affect their seeding. Culvers win will clinch a playoff spot and will see them return to the heart playoffs for the first time since 2019 under Coach Aaron Hill, who had just taken the reigns, where they would lose in the quarter finals against Peru State. They are currently sit tied with Peru State in the standings. They will go on the road to take on the #4 seeded Graceland and the #9 seeded Park for their last two games. Culver-Stockton dropped their home game against Graceland 83-70, and would win against Park 74-69. Wins would improve their seeding even further.

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