Lindbergh High boys’ basketball team falls 85-65 to Glendale of Springfield

By STEPHEN GLOVER

The Lindbergh High School boys’ basketball team had a long night last Friday.

The Flyers (3-2, 1-0 Suburban West) not only dropped an 85-65 decision on the road to Glendale of Springfield, but they also had to endure the drive home of more than three hours.

Lindbergh’s loss to Glendale sparked head coach Jason Wolfard to remind his players one of the team’s goals this season: Never lose two games in a row.

“One of the big things we talked about is never lose two games in a row,” Wolfard told the Call. “I think we came in (to Glendale) and I think our guys may have underestimated them.”

The Flyers fell behind 21-9 after the first quarter and continued to struggle in the second half as Glendale held a commanding 47-30 lead at halftime. Lindbergh fell behind 67-45 after three quarters, but the Flyers did outscore Glendale in the fourth quarter 20-18.

“We just couldn’t get defensive stops when we needed them,” Wolfard said. “We really couldn’t put together a run of our own to make a comeback.”

Lindbergh’s Robby Meeh led the Flyers with 13 points and eight rebounds. The senior forward is averaging 7.5 points and six rebounds a game this season.

“Things have really started to click for him,” Wolfard said. “He came out and hit a lot of his short-range jumpers like we needed him to.”

Senior guard Robert Williams scored 11 points with two rebounds and two assists. Williams scored nine of his 11 points from three-point range.

“Robert hit some big shots at crucial times,” Wolfard said. “I think he forced his game and didn’t get a lot of good looks. Had he had a little more patience, he could have scored more points.”

Tremieko Drake was the third Lindbergh player to score in double figures as he racked up 10 points and two rebounds.

“I was really pleased with what he’s doing,” Wolfard said. “I can’t say enough about him. He’s proven himself in every game.”

The Flyers are back in action today — Dec. 21 — when they travel to Eureka for a non-conference game with the Wildcats.

Eureka (4-2, 1-0) is riding a four-game winning streak and is coming off an 88-61 win over Seckman last Friday.

“Eureka’s playing a little more pressure defense than what they’ve played in the past,” Wolfard said. “Unfortunately, I can’t remember the last time we’ve had a good game at their place, which is nerve wracking.”

Lindbergh’s road game at Seckman is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.