Lindbergh girls’ basketball team shows consistency in 52-44 win

By STEPHEN GLOVER

Bill Thoele, head coach of the Lindbergh High School girls’ basketball team, knows that one of the key ingredients to success on the court is consistency.

Thoele is beginning to see those signs of consistency as the Flyers won their fifth game of the last seven with a 52-44 victory over the Fox Warriors Friday night.

“We’ve been playing good, consistent basketball,” Thoele told the Call. “We’re playing balanced and I think we’re really starting to play well.”

Lindbergh (12-9, 2-3 Suburban West) jumped out to a 13-10 lead after the first quarter and proceeded to extend its lead to 30-24 at halftime.

Meaghan Endicott led Lindbergh with 13 points and four rebounds.

The senior center also tallied two steals, two blocked shots and one assist in the win over the Warriors.

“Meaghan is Miss Consistency,” Thoele said. “When she goes on the floor, I know she’s going to get double figures in scoring and nearly double figures in rebounds for every game.”

Senior guard Laura Therina also scored in double figures for the Flyers as she put together a 10-point performance that in-cluded five assists, three steals and two re-bounds.

“Laura’s probably our best defender and really comes out and plays hard in every game,” Thoele said. “We put her on the best guard of the opposing team and she usually shuts them down.”

Lindbergh sophomore point guard Aimee Ubriaco put together a 10-point effort that included seven assists, four rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot, which pleased the Flyers’ head coach.

“Aimee’s main job is to take care of the ball and push it up the court,” Thoele said. “So anytime you get points from her, that’s a bonus.

“She’s the type of player that really makes things happen for us,” he added.

The Flyers hit the hardwood Friday night when they travel to Marquette for a conference showdown with the Mustangs. Mar-quette is 16-4 overall with a 3-1 in conference play.

The Mustangs are coming off a 53-44 win over University City and the Lind-bergh head coach knows that his team will have its hands full.

“They (Marquette) have been a top team all year long,” Thoele said. “I think we match up with them well and they’re a very balanced team that doesn’t really have one go-to player. I think it’s going to be an in-teresting game.”

Lindbergh’s road game at Marquette is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.