Lindbergh High boys’ basketball team avenges last year’s loss to Lafayette

By STEPHEN GLOVER

It’s been said that revenge is a dish best served cold.

The Lindbergh High School boys’ basketball team avenged last season’s 62-52 loss to Lafayette with a 64-54 win Friday night over the Lancers. Last season’s loss to Lafayette was tough on the Flyers because it kept Lindbergh from winning the Suburban West Conference championship.

“This was the first time that we’ve beaten them since 1999,” Lindbergh head coach Jason Wolfard told the Call. “Last year, we were undefeated in the conference and we fell to Lafayette in the final game of the regular season.”

The Flyers (7-5, 3-0 Suburban West) traded blows with the Lancers with the score tied at 12-12 after the first quarter.

But Lindbergh took a 31-27 lead at halftime before extending its lead to 44-36 after three quarters of action.

“Our team defense was great,” Wolfard said. “Lafayette’s a tough team and very well-coached. We played defense the way I believed that we could play since day one of the season.”

Lindbergh’s Charles Little led all scorers with 24 points and three rebounds. The junior guard also racked up two steals against Lafayette and appeared to have found his place in the Flyers’ starting lineup.

“We’ve been struggling to find out what kind of player Charles could be,” Wolfard said. “We had a talk with him and I guess it was a switch that we must have turned on. He showed up and hopefully this is a wake-up for him as to how good he could be.”

Lindbergh senior forward Robby Meeh also scored in double figures with a 15-point effort that included 10 rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot.

“Robby’s so consistent and is playing really well right now,” Wolfard said. “He stepped up and hit some big shots. For him to get 10 rebounds against them is really good considering their size up front.”

The Flyers are back in action at 7 p.m. Friday when they play host to Mehlville in a Suburban West Conference game.

Mehlville (5-6, 1-1 Suburban West) is coming off a 58-37 win over Fox Friday night when the Panthers’ Aaron Alexander and Malcolm Crawford scored in double figures.

“Mehlville can be tough to handle at times,” Wolfard said. “They’re well-coached. And luckily for us, the game’s at home. I think that this is going to be a tough game for us.”