Lindbergh girls basketball battles through entire 2018-2019 season


Lindbergh High School senior Julie Baudendistel shoots the ball during the South Side Tournament in 2017. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer.

By Stephen Glover
For the Call

Despite taking a the lead late in the fourth quarter against Marquette, the Lindbergh Flyers girls basketball team dropped a 49-41 decision to the Mustangs last Friday.

The Flyers (7-7) have battled throughout the 2018-2019 season and won three of their last five games, while holding opponents to just 32.2 points a game during that stretch.

“I actually thought that we played pretty well and we battled throughout the game,” Lindbergh head coach Michelle Pittroff said. “I think that we did a lot of good things, but the score didn’t go our way.”

Senior guard Julie Baudendistel led the Flyers with 13 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Baudendistel has been a top producer this season for Lindbergh as she’s averaged 16.1 points and 8.5 rebounds a game.

“Julie had a good game,” Pittroff said. “They had a lot of pressure on her the entire game, and it was tough out there with two girls on her the entire game.”

Sophomore guard Paula Glaser scored nine points with four rebounds, while sophomore forward Shelby Bommarito put together an eight-point performance with five rebounds and two steals.

The Flyers are back in action this week in the Lindbergh Varsity Tournament, with the championship game set for Friday at 8 p.m. Lindbergh is then slated to host Kirkwood at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29.

“Kirkwood is a tough opponent that’s coming off back-to-back state championships,” Pottroff said. “I think we can do a few things to give ourselves a chance to win the game.”