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Flyers boys basketball season a ‘success’

While the season didn’t end quite the way he hoped for, Lindbergh boys basketball coach Nathan Biggs still considers the 22-6 campaign by the Flyers a success.

“We had a very tough final game to a successful season,” Biggs said. “We knew that we had a chance to win some games this year and we had some guys really step up to lead us to our 22-6 final record.”

Quinn Sunderland and Zac Goss were key contributors to the team this season.

Goss averaged 16 points per game in his senior season, while fellow senior Sunderland averaged 12.6 points per game and 9.5 rebounds.

“Quinn Sunderland and Zac Goss were two of our many contributors this year,” Biggs said. “They both led the charge on the offensive and defensive side of the basketball. We were fortunate this year that we had many more contributors that played important roles in our success.”

Some of those key contributors were Greg Leavitt, David Hardesty and Aiden Rush. Leavitt averaged nine points per game, while Hardesty and Rush each averaged seven points.

Goss received a lot of attention around the area this season, as he worked hard to improve his game from his junior season.

“Zac Goss’ improvement from last year was tremendous,” Biggs said. “He is a great example of what can happen if you love the game, work hard and are very coachable. He deserves every bit of success that he had this season.”

Biggs mentioned that some of the players from this year’s squad could be playing at a higher level next season if they choose to do so.

“Zac Goss, Quinn Sunderland and Aiden Rush all have the opportunity to play at the next level,” he said. “Each of them still has to decide where they will be attending school next year.”

With those three players being lost to graduation, Lindbergh will have some spots to fill next year.

With the loss of size, Biggs said it will be important for the Flyers to be even stronger next season and work on guarding better.

“It will be important for us to build up strength and skill to combat losing some size,” he said. “With less size, we will also need to do a better job of guarding around the perimeter with the loss of a lot of rim protection at the basket. With that said, we return some very good players and are excited about some of the younger guys in the program.”

The Flyers coach added that some of the highlights of this season were winning the Flyers Invitational for the first time, getting to the 20-win mark and just being part of a hard-working team that competed every single day.

When asked what the team will be working on, Biggs had three key items.

“Rebounding, handling pressure and closing out games,” he said.

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