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Baker leads Jets past Dallas Baptist

Junior guard Reggie Baker’s big game lifted Newman to an 88-75 win over Dallas Baptist on Monday afternoon in Wichita.

Baker had 24 points and 17 rebounds for Newman (8-6, 4-4 Heartland Conference), the most rebounds in a single game for the Jets since moving to NCAA Division II. Baker grabbed 14 of his rebounds in the second half as Newman protected a 41-33 halftime lead.

James Pegues added 18 points for Newman, while Jeremy Espinoza chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds.

DALLAS BAPTIST (10-6; 4-4): Amari Bryant 7-14 2-2 17; Jordan Walker 4-6 4-6 14; Shannon Lilly 3-11 3-411; Jonathan Perry 3-7 2-2 11; Myles Johnson 2-11 2-2 8; Jordan Pratt 2-73-5 7; Jordan Gosey 1-2 2-2 4; Chris Strong 1-1 1-2 3; Carter Trent 0-2 0-00; Wesley Gipson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-64 19-25 75.

NEWMAN (8-6; 4-4): Reggie Baker 9-19 4-4 24; James Pegues 5-8 8-10 18; Jeremy Espinoza 6-15 3-416; Ryan McCarthy 3-10 2-2 10; Cortrael Colbert 3-7 2-4 9; Luka Vermezovic1-1 2-4 4; Trey Unrau 1-2 2-2 4; Kramer Ammons 1-1 0-0 3; Easton Julian 0-10-0 0. Totals 29-64 23-30 88.

Halftime—Newman 41, Dallas Baptist 33. 3-point goals—Dallas Baptist 10-30 (Perry 3-5, Walker 2-2, Johnson 2-5, Lilly 2-6, Bryant 1-5, Trent 0-2, Gipson 0-2, Pratt 0-3), Newman 7-26 (McCarthy 2-7, Baker 2-10, Ammons 1-1, Espinoza 1-5, Colbert 1-2, Unrau 0-1). Fouled out—Dallas Baptist: Johnson, Perry. Newman: None. Rebounds—Dallas Baptist 38 (Lilly 9), Newman 44 (Baker 17). Assists—Dallas Baptist 14 (Johnson 6), Newman 17 (Colbert 4). Total fouls—Dallas Baptist 25, Newman 18. Technical fouls—None. Attendance—456.

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