Baker tops PSC on Saturday
The visiting 'Cats clawed away for a win over the homestanding 'Cats at Peru State on Saturday as the Baker Wildcats topped the PSC men, 84-75.
 With the win, Baker improved to 8-6 overall and are 5-5 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Peru State fell to 5-9 on the season and are now 4-6 in the Heart.
Four Bobcats finished in double figures and were led by Brandon Eboigbodin with 14 points.
Lourdes grad Noah Vasa blocked four shots, while fellow Knight grad Paulius Sakinis blocked one in the set back.
Turning to the women’s game, a strong first quarter by visiting Baker propelled the 14th-ranked team to an 83-64 win over Peru State.
 With the win, Baker improved to 11-3 overall and 9-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). With the loss, the Bobcats fell to 4-9 overall and 2-8 in the Heart.
 
Graceland sweeps Peru State
It was a one-point game with six minutes to go in the first half, but the Graceland Yellowjackets flew to an 11-point lead at half and never looked back in a 102-74 win over the visiting Peru State men's basketball team on Wednesday at Lamoni, Iowa.
The Jackets are having one of their better seasons in many years and bumped their record to 10-3 overall and 7-2 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference.
Three Bobcats finished in double figures and were led by Lyle Hexom with 16. Matej Delinac had 13 while Rashad Brackeen finished with 12.
 Nebraska City’s Noah Vasa led the Bobcats with seven rebounds while Hexom added six.
Turning to the women’s game, a fast start by Graceland  was all the Yellowjackets needed in route to their 82-61 win over the visiting Peru State.
 Maddy McPhillips led the team with a season-high 14 points while Deandra Williams finished with ten.

Upcoming Games for both Bobcat teams
1-12, At Kansas City, Mo., vs. Avila University
1-14, At Home vs. Mount Mercy University

Sign up for PSC softball camp
If softball players in the southeast Nebraska area want to pick up their bats and get a little practice, there is still time to register for the Peru State softball spring hitting camp.
The "Sunday Hitting Camp" starts on Sunday, January 15, and will run for six consecutive weeks. Participants will have the opportunity to hit with instruction from the Bobcat coaches and players for two hours.
 A camper does not have to be there every week, but can come when they are available. The dates for the hitting camp are Jan. 15, Jan. 22, Jan. 29, Feb. 5, Feb. 12, and Feb. 19. The instruction will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Al Wheeler Activity Center.
 The cost for the hitting camp will be $30 per participant per week of $150 for six weeks. The camp is designated for softball players ages 8 to 18.
 To register, participants can register after on the College's camp website at www.perustatesoftballcamps.com.

Former PSC players invited
The Peru State Foundation is hosting a gathering for former Bobcat basketball players and coaches on Saturday, Jan. 14, when the current Peru State women's and men's teams host Mount Mercy (Iowa).
 All former players and coaches are invited for a day of food, fun, and hoops. They will be invited to the hospitality suite for complimentary appetizers throughout the games hosted by the Foundation.
 In order to receive game tickets and a pass to the hospitality suite (AWAC Skybox), please RSVP on or before Jan. 10 by emailing Deborah Solie at dsolie@peru.edu or by calling Deborah at 402-872-2304.

Pribnow named semifinalist
For the second year in a row, Peru State was honored with a semi-finalist in the "The Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup." Senior golfer Marisa Pribnow of Lincoln was among the 20 listed for the honor, along with the four finalists.
 
December athletes of month
Bobcat athletic director Steve Schneider recently announced that Peru State women's basketball player Abigail Niebrugge of Omaha and men's basketball player Rashad Brackeen  of Oakland, Calif., were selected as the December Athletes of the Month.