Lindbergh boys fall to Eureka 74-70

Boys face CBC in holiday tournament

By STEPHEN GLOVER

Over the past several years, the Lindbergh High School boys’ basketball team has had very little success playing on the road at Eureka.

Unfortunately, last week was no exception as the Flyers dropped a disappointing 74-70 decision to the Wildcats.

“Coach (Craig) Kennedy does a great job setting up their defensive scheme,” Lindbergh head coach Jason Wolfard told the Call. “The big thing that we were having trouble with was that they were hitting their transitional shots.”

Lindbergh’s Tremieko Drake led all scorers in the Dec. 21 game with 20 points and five rebounds. The senior forward also recorded one assist.

“This was Tremieko’s first start as a varsity player and I can’t say enough about the kid,” Wolfard said. “He’s proven to us that he’s a major scoring threat on this team.”

Lindbergh’s Robert Williams also had a solid evening against Eureka with an 18-point performance that included three rebounds and one assist. Wolfard believes that a move to the bench was beneficial for the senior guard as he had one of his best performances of the season.

“He hit a lot of big shots, and I was really pleased with what he did,” Wolfard said.

Lindbergh forward Robby Meeh recorded a double-double against Eureka with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The senior post player also had three assists.

“This was Robby’s first double-double of the season,” Wolfard said. “I think that he’s finally getting back on track, and when we can get a couple of those games from him during the season, I’m going to be very happy.”

Tyler Kiel was the fourth Lindbergh player to score in double figures as he put together a 10-point performance that included nine rebounds, two assists and two steals.

“Tyler struggled offensively and just couldn’t get his outside shot to fall,” Wolfard said. “He’s someone that we need to play well because when he plays well, we play well.”

Lindbergh was scheduled to return to action Tuesday — after the Call went to press — against CBC in the St. Louis Community College-Meramec Holiday Invitational. CBC (5-2, 1-0 Metro Catholic) is coming off a 63-40 win at Hazelwood East as Matt Tracy led all scorers with 17 points.