Basketball Flyers looking to find their focus

By STEPHEN GLOVER

Just four games into the boys’ basketball season, the Lindbergh High School Flyers are struggling on both offense and defense with a four-game losing streak.

The Flyers (0-4) are generating 31.25 points per game while giving up 67.75 points, which is a concern for Lindbergh head coach Jason Wolfard.

“We’re obviously struggling,” Wolfard said. “We’re really trying to focus on being competitive the entire game. What we have to do right now is go back to the drawing board and keeping working hard. Eventually, we’ll get over this.”

Earlier this month, the Flyers faced Lee’s Summit in the Webster Groves Classic and the Statesmen defeated the Flyers 73-37.

The Flyers entered the game without Corey Boemer, Andy Flett, Michael Johnson and Travis Brown, all of whom were taking the ACT.

“Going into the game, we were down four players because they were taking the ACT,” Wolfard recalled. “Our turnovers got the best of us and we just couldn’t climb out of the hole that we got ourselves into.”

Lindbergh’s Andrew Dahle led the Flyers with 12 points and six rebounds.

“We put a lot on him because of the four players being out with the ACT,” Wolfard said. “He had to work pretty much the whole game. He’s a guy that keeps getting better in every game.”

Jamie Limar of the Flyers also scored in double figures with 10 points, well above his 5.3 points per game average this season.

“Through the weekend, he really started to penetrate defenses really well,” Wolfard said. “I’m hoping that his play carries on into this coming week.”

The Flyers return to the court at 7 p.m. Saturday to face McCluer (6-1) in the first round of the Meramec Tournament.