Women’s basketball suffers first loss of the season against Pittsburg State


Charisse Williams, No. 2, drives to the bucket in the Lions’ 113-30 win over Central Christian College on Dec. 1. Williams scored 11 points in the team’s loss on Thursday.
Photo by Walker Van Way

KYLE RHINE| Reporter

The women’s basketball team is no longer undefeated as the Lions fell 87-75 to Pittsburg State Thursday night in Pittsburg, Kansas.

At the end of the first half, Lindenwood led the Gorillas 40-32 with the help from Charisse Williams, who shot 4-4 from the field tallying 11 points.

“We came out in the first half ready to go, but the tides changed in the second half and we have to find a way to not allow that to happen,” sophomore forward Kallie Bildner said.

Lindenwood was outscored in the second half 55-35 and committed 11 turnovers. The Lions had 21 turnovers during the game.

The Lions shot a higher percentage in all three shooting categories including 53.2 percent from the field and 52.9 from three. Pittsburg State shot 49.2 percent from the field and 38.5 from three.

Lindenwood missed only one free throw and shot 94.1 percent from the line, whereas the Gorillas shot 76 percent from the line.

Pittsburg State out-rebounded Lindenwood 31-21, it was the second time Lindenwood was out-rebounded all season.

Sophomore guard Lindsay Medlen led the Lions in points scoring 17 points while shooting 5-10 from the field, a season high for Medlen.

Junior forward Lexie Moe shot 4-7 from field scoring 12 points.

Kallie Bildner scored 15 points along with 12 rebounds for her seventh double-double on the season.

“We have to learn from the loss and get ready to go on Saturday,” Bildner said.

Lindenwood will look to capture its first conference win against Missouri Southern State University at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in Joplin, Missouri.