The Decatur Daily Democrat



Sunday marked the 28th anniversar­y of one of the finest performanc­es of Lindy Jones Fuelling’s career at IPFW, now Purdue Fort Wayne.

The Decatur native and Bellmont High School graduate poured in a school-recordtyin­g 40 points to lead IPFW to an upset of No. 3-ranked Southern Indiana, according to a recent posting of Blake Sebring’s online Fort Wayne Sports History.

Ironically, that wasn’t the top individual effort of the game as Southern Indiana’s LeAnn Freeland racked up a conference record 50 points.

Jones Fuelling became one of the most prolific scorers in IPFW and Great Lakes Valley Conference history, according to Sebring. She topped NCAA Division II in scoring in her senior season, averaging 26 points while leading the Mastodons to the NCAA Tournament with a 23-5 record.

Fuelling finished with 2,107 points to wind up second all-time on IPFW’s women’s basketball scoring list and was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2006.

She still holds school records for most points in a game, 43; most field goals in a game, 18; and most steals in a season, 71.

In 1995-96, Fuelling was chosen Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year and earned Kodak All-American honorable mention.

Her brother, Kip, was one of the best basketball players to play at Bellmont and went on to a career with the Purdue Boilermake­rs.

Lindy, and her husband, Steve – residents of rural Decatur – are the parents of three standout girl basketball players at Norwell High School: Kaylee and Kennedy.

Kennedy, a junior and the youngest of the trio, posted a Norwell record 40 points in a 84-55 victory over Concordia earlier this season.

Kaylee is a member of the basketball team at St. Francis.

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