Sports Digest February 11-13

Here’s the latest in Wildcat sports, courtesy of John Schild and the C-SC Sport Information Department.  For complete information, visit

Baker University pulled away in the second half to post an 89-73 victory over the Culver-Stockton College men’s basketball team Saturday afternoon in Baldwin City, Kan.

Baker led 43-38 at halftime and got off to a quick start to the second half by outscoring the Wildcats 28-16 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to expand the lead to 17 points at 71-54. C-SC never got closer than 12 points the rest of the game.

Robert Fry II led four Wildcat players in double figures with 21 points, scoring 16 of those points in the first half. The 21 points marks the ninth time this season Fry has netted at least 20 points in a game. He was 8-for-13 from the field.

Joining Fry in double figures was Ray Adams (14), Michael Johnson (12) and Jim King (11). It was the fifth double-figure scoring game for Adams, the 10th for King and the 12th for Johnson this season.

Fry also led the Wildcats on the glass with seven caroms. Fry and Adams also led the way with three assists. Johnson and Kameron Worley added five rebounds each as the Wildcats were out-rebounded 34-33. C-SC did hold an 11-8 advantage on second chance points.

C-SC, which finishes the season winless against the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s South Division, is scheduled to play at Grand View University this Wednesday, Feb. 17, in Des Moines, Iowa. The Wildcats defeated the Vikings 98-77 in the first meeting this season at Charles Field House. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

A slow start by the Culver-Stockton College women’s basketball team resulted in a 65-55 Heart of America Athletic Conference loss to Baker University Saturday afternoon in Baldwin City, Kan.

Baker bolted to an 18-6 first quarter lead to gain the advantage. The Wildcats responded by outscoring the hosts 17-10 in the second quarter pull within 28-23 at halftime. However, Baker used another big push in the after halftime to lead 50-35 after three quarters and then held on for the 10-point victory.

In the game, senior guard Payton Curley scored a game-high 22 points to tie Carrie Lynn Connell for ninth place on the Culver-Stockton all-time scoring list. Curley, who now has 1,271 career points, made a season-high 11 field goals on 19 attempts. She also had a team-best three steals.

Fellow senior Ashley Nelson was the only other Wildcat to reach double figures with 10 points, while sophomore Nya Taylor just missed double figures with nine markers. Kaysie Newson came off the bench and led the Wildcats with six assists. Jada Summers corralled a team-high eight rebounds.

The Wildcats will start the final week of the regular season this Tuesday, Feb. 16, with a game at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Game time is slated for 5:30 p.m.

Top-ranked Grand View University hit at near 50 percent clip in downing the Culver-Stockton College men’s volleyball team 25-11, 25-19, 25-18 Friday night in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Vikings, who are No. 1 in the latest NAIA national poll, recorded 38 kills against just 10 errors on 57 swings. Meanwhile, the injury-riddled Wildcats struggled offensively and garnered just 15 kills in the match and had 14 hitting error on the same number of attempts by the hosts.

Akeel Oxley led the Wildcats with five terminations, while Kris Sorenson and Kyle Browne totaled three kills each. Aidan McGuire tallied a team-high seven set assists and two service aces. Mark Jango also had two aces for C-SC

The Wildcats return to action next Wednesday, Feb. 17, against sixth-ranked Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo. Game time is slated for 4 p.m.

Evangel University outscored the Culver-Stockton women’s basketball team 45-34 in the second half en route to a 79-70 Heart of America Athletic Conference victory Thursday night at Charles Field House.

The Wildcats gave the Crusaders all they could handle through three quarters, leading 18-10 after one period and 36-34 at halftime as the hosts shot 47 percent from the field. C-SC was still within striking distance entering the fourth quarter, trailing 57-54.

C-SC still trailed by just two points (64-62) with 6:48 to play, but the visitors went on an 11-3 run to take a 75-65 lead with just over three minutes remaining in regulation. The Crusaders kept the margin in and around 10 points the rest of the game, settling for a nine-point victory.

The Wildcats got a monster game from Jada Summers, who came off the bench to notch her second straight double-double and third of the season. Summers finished with 14 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.

Sophomore Nya Taylor added career-highs in points (19) and steals (5) to lead the Wildcats. Senior Payton Curley continues her push toward the top 10 in career-scoring as she surpassed Cassie Kinnamon for 10th place on the Wildcats’ all-time scoring list with 18 markers in the game. Curley currently has 1,249 career points.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play at Baker University Saturday, Feb. 13, in Baldwin City, Kan. Game time is set for noon at the Collins Center.