Women’s basketball by the numbers: Lions on three game winning streak heading into final two games


Photo by James Tananan Kamnuedkhun

Kate Ruzevich runs over to the Lindenwood bench during their home opener against Pitt State on Nov. 13.

Billy Woods, Reporter

The Lindenwood women’s basketball team is on a strong three-game win streak, scoring an average of 86 points per game during the current streak. 

In an 85-62 win over William Jewell College on Feb. 22, Kallie Bildner broke the Lindenwood career scoring record. Her 28-point performance gave her 1822 points, surpassing a record that is older than Bildner herself.  

To add to the offensive onslaught against William Jewell, Lindsay Medlen, Julia Ruzevich and Devin Fuhring all scored in double figures, as the Lions shot 53 percent from the field and 37 percent from three in the victory. 

Due to a distinct size advantage, the Lions outscored William Jewell 42-36 in the paint and won the rebounding battle 44-25.  

Against Rockhurst on Feb. 20, the Lions shot 48 percent from three and 83 percent from the free throw line in an 85-56 victory.  

Bildner scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. In only 22 minutes of play, Julia Ruzevich scored 14 points, dished six assists, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots. Fuhring and Jaime Bain scored in double figures, with both shooting 2-of-3 from three. The Lions won the rebounding battle 41-26. 

On Feb 15., the Lions started their three-game winning streak with a 90-85 win over McKendree. It was a back-and-forth battle, with the Lions scoring 30 points as a team in the fourth quarter and pulling away.  

During the victory, Medlen set the Lindenwood single season assists record with 117 assists and counting.  

As a team, the Lions shot 41 percent from three, which included Ellen McCorkle making four threes, Medlen and Fuhring making three, and Bain making two. In addition to setting the assists record, Medlen led all scorers in the game with 23 points, while also registering three steals.  

Now at 16-8, the Lions host the University of Illinois- Springfield on Feb. 27 and Lewis University on Feb. 29 before the GLVC tournament begins on Mar. 5. The Lions are 12-6 within the GLVC.