ANDREW HONERKAMP | Online Editor
The Lindenwood women’s basketball team continued its winning ways with a 77-64 road victory over the University of Illinois-Springfield.
The first quarter was a back-and-forth battle. For the Lions, the quarter was highlighted by three-pointers by Lexi Moe and Jerricah Butler.
At the end of the quarter, Lindenwood trailed 19-15.
Lindenwood began to cut into the lead in the second quarter. The Lions trailed by as many as six points at the beginning of the quarter.
A pair of Kallie Bildner threes put the Lions in the lead four minutes into the quarter. A couple minutes later Lindenwood’s lead was six.
The Prairie Stars made a run of their own to end the quarter to find themselves up 33-32 at the break.
Lindenwood shot 41 percent from the floor and was led by Kallie Bildner’s 11 points.
The Lions came out of the locker room with a strong third quarter and never looked back.
Two minutes into the quarter, the game was tied at 39. The Lions would finish the quarter on a 15-5 run to take a 55-44 lead into the final quarter.
Lindenwood’s largest lead came in the fourth at 17 points. The game would finish 77-64.
The Lions were led once again by Kallie Bildner who had 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Gabby Walker also had a double-double with 23 points and 11 rebounds.
Lindenwood improves to 4-0 on the season. Its next game will be Nov. 27 against Saint Louis College of Pharmacy at 6 p.m. in Hyland Arena.