BILLINGS, Montana – The No. 3 seeded Campbellsville Tigers ended No. 2 Baker's NAIA Division I Women's Basketball National Championship run on Friday afternoon, as they defeated the 'Cats, 73-56, inside RimRock Arena at MetraPark. Baker ends its season with a school record mark of 30-5.
The Tigers now advance to the NAIA National Quarterfinals and will play on Friday at 4 p.m. MST. With the win Campbellsville moves to 27-6.
Baker led 16-15 at the end of the first quarter, then trailed, 36-33, at the break. Emily Fox had 14 points in the first half and finished with a game-high 19.
The Tigers used a big second half to push past the 'Cats, as they outscored BU, 37-23, in the second half.
Baker turned the ball over 20 times and shot 38-percent from the floor and 78.6-percent from free-throw range.
Campbellsville ended the day, shooting 51.1-percent from the floor and 18-of-20 from the free-throw line.
Baker finished the year as the Heart of America Athletic Conference regular season and tournament champion for the first time in school history and its 17-game winning streak this season was tied for a program record.