Men’s basketball upsets No. 21 Truman State; Women’s team falls [Photo Gallery]


Photo by Jessica Spivey

Junior guard Kevin Caldwell Jr. jumps in an attempt to make a shot during the home game against Truman State University on Saturday, Jan. 22. Lindenwood won the game with a final score of 78-68.

Jessica Spivey, Photo Editor

Lindenwood’s men’s basketball team entered Saturday’s game against No. 21 Truman State without a win against the Bulldogs in their last four meetings.

In a game in which they never trailed, the Lions ended this losing streak and upset Truman State by a final score of 78-68.

Senior guard Jacoby Ross led the team with 20 points, while senior forward Romelo Burrell tallied his seventh double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 rebounds, while also compiling three blocks and three steals on the defensive end.

The Lions are now one game below .500 with a record of 8-9 overall and 4-5 in conference play. Their next game will be on the road on Thursday at Southwest Baptist.

The women’s basketball team didn’t have the same fortune in the first game of the double header, dropping their contest with the Bulldogs 57-47. Lindenwood scored just 16 points in the second half.

Senior Devin Fuhring was the lone player to score in double-figures with 13 points. Senior Ellen McCorkle tallied nine points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in the loss.

Lindenwood now holds an 8-7 record, and are 5-3 against GLVC opposition. They’ll play again on the road on Thursday at Southwest Baptist.

(Written by Dominic Hoscher)