Lindbergh ends three-game losing streak with 50-44 victory over Bishop DuBourg

By STEPHEN GLOVER

With a 50-44 win over Bishop DuBourg Saturday morning, the Lindbergh High School boys’ basketball team broke a three-game losing streak for its fourth win of the season.

The Flyers’ win over DuBourg marked their lone victory in the Lindbergh Invitational last week as Lindbergh dropped a 77-49 decision to Francis Howell Jan. 24 and a 64-44 loss to Owensville Friday.

“It was a good tournament and we had some really good teams coming in,” Lindbergh head coach Jason Wolfard said. “We had a tough two games against Howell and Owensville. So to come back on Saturday and get a win was big for our confidence.”

The Flyers (4-13, 2-3 Suburban West) fell behind 11-7 after one quarter, but began hitting their shots in the second quarter to take a 21-20 lead at halftime.

But it was an 18-12 run in the fourth quarter that essentially sealed the win for Lindbergh as the Flyers hit several key free throws down the stretch.

“We started to find some holes in their defense and towards the end of the game, they started to foul us and send us to the free-throw line,” Wolfard said. “Had we not hit those free throws, we don’t win the game.”

Charles Little led the Flyers with a 22-point showing, which was his best offensive performance of the season. The senior guard is averaging 8.1 points per game this season.

“Charles hit some big threes in that game,” Wolfard said. “He shot the ball really well that day and we’re hoping that he keeps it up for districts.”

The Flyers return to action at 7 p.m. Friday when they play host to Northwest.

Northwest (7-12, 1-4 Suburban West) is coming off a 56-55 win over Hillsboro (14-4, 5-0 Jefferson County) Saturday in the Union Tournament as the Lion’s Colten Hill led all scorers with 20 points.

“They (Northwest) are a good team and it’s a must-win game for us,” Wolfard said. “They’re kind of like us in that they lost a lot of their guys from last year. But they’re a district opponent and we’ve got to go out and win this game.”