Lindbergh boys win three straight, turn around rocky start to new year


For the Call

After losing seven of its past nine games, the Lindbergh High boys’ basketball team has strung together a three-game winning streak.

The Flyers (9-12, 2-3 Suburban West) racked up wins over Parkway Central, 59-51, and Parkway West, 59-53, before defeating Fox 77-65 last Friday.

“It feels good,” Lindbergh head coach Jason Wolfard told the Call. “I think that we’ve finally developed some confidence going into districts.”

Lindbergh’s Richard Williams led the Flyers with a 28-point performance that included seven assists and two steals.

The senior guard had struggled in re-cent games and his effort against Fox appeared to be a good omen, Wolfard said.

“He started out the game struggling a bit,” he said. “He hit one shot, then two and boom, boom, boom, they (the shots) were falling.”

Ben Harmon also scored in double figures for the Flyers with an 18-point effort with three steals and two assists.

The sophomore guard was well above his season average of six points a game.

“It was one of those games where whatever he (Harmon) put up, it went in,” Wolfard said. “I thought that Ben really did a great job.”

Lindbergh’s Charles Brooks rounded out the trio of Flyers to score in double figures with 13 points, two rebounds, one steal and one assist. The senior forward is averaging 5.6 points a game this season for the Flyers.

On the defensive end of the court, John Wuennenberg held one of Fox’s most solid offensive threats in check. The junior guard scored just two points with three assists, one steal and one rebound, but held Fox’s Brian Ellison to just two points in the third quarter.

“John came in the third quarter and held Fox’s Ellison to just two points in the third quarter,” Wolfard said. “That helped give us our lead and kept it there for a while.”

The Flyers play host to Marquette at 7 p.m. Friday in a Suburban West Confer-ence match-up.

“They (Marquette) are a really good team that’s tough to focus on just one person,” Wolfard said.