STERLING, Kans., --Sterling College will be honoring Head Coach Lonnie Kruse Saturday night January 31st. Kruse recently won his 600th career game over Bethel College and became the fifth coach in NAIA women’s basketball history to collect 600 wins.
Sterling will honor Kruse at halftime of the men’s game this Saturday versus Ottawa University. The women’s game will tip off at 5:00pm with the men following at approximately 7:00pm. Many former SC women’s basketball players and special guests are expected to be in attendance.
STERLING, Kans., -- Sterling College head women’s basketball coach Lonnie Kruse reached the 600th win of his career Saturday night when the Lady Warriors downed Bethel College 100-55 in North Newton, KS.
Sterling left little to doubt Saturday night as they shot 57% from the field and 58% from behind the three point arc in their lopsided win over the Threshers. Sterling was led in scoring by freshman Megan Patrick with 18 points, while senior Ashley Kraft added 15.
Sterling College women’s basketball coach, Lonnie Kruse, is just one win shy of reaching the 600 victory mark at his alma mater.
Kruse, in his 28th year at Sterling, has led the Lady Warriors to a 16-3 start this season and a current #7 national ranking in NAIA Division II.
On December 10th and 12th , 2008, kindergarten students at Sterling Academy, a public charter school located on the Sterling College campus, listened to stories about an alligator that learns sportsmanship, a little girl who is inspired by art to discover her creativity, a boy who wins a trip to Brazil and begins to respect the geography and culture of other countries, and a sister and brother who help the local baker frost a lemon cake and learn about his homeland Italy while they work.