Lindbergh High boys’ basketball team riding high on four-game winning streak

Flyer guard Rusty Stauder is called for reaching in on Northwest guard Doug Harris Friday night in a lopsided conference victory.

Flyer guard Rusty Stauder is called for reaching in on Northwest guard Doug Harris Friday night in a lopsided conference victory.

By STEPHEN GLOVER

With a four-game winning streak in its back pocket, the Lindbergh High School boys’ basketball team is off to Jenks, Okla., to participate in the Jenks High Invitational from today, Jan. 19, through Saturday, Jan. 21.

Flyers head coach Jason Wolfard believes the tournament will offer a good opportunity for his team to face out-of-state competition and provide a good bonding experience for team members.

“This is a fun time for us to get away from Missouri and get the chance to play some different opponents,” Wolfard told the Call. “The key goal for us is to move forward in the tournament which is something we haven’t been able to do this year.”

The Flyers (11-4, 4-0 Suburban West) are coming off a 63-37 win at home over Northwest Friday night in which Lind-bergh held a commanding 33-23 lead at halftime.

“Right now we’re really playing well,” Wolfard said. “We actually picked up three good wins this week and I’m pleased with how we’re playing right now.”

Lindbergh’s Tyler Kiel led all scorers with a 25-point effort that also included four rebounds and five assists. The junior forward also recorded two steals and two blocked shots.

“The thing most impressive about Tyler lately is his defense,” Wolfard said. “He really attacked the rim against Northwest and played like the dominating player that he should be.”

Lindbergh’s Robert Williams also scored in double figures with 15 points and five rebounds. Lindbergh’s starting point guard also recorded two steals and one assist as the junior shot 4 of 8 from the three-point line.

“He’s really hit a spark lately and has been shooting the ball well,” Wolfard said. “He’s playing with a lot of confidence right now.”

Lindbergh junior forward Robby Meeh also scored in double figures with 10 points and five rebounds. Meeh also had three blocked shots and two steals in the win over Northwest.

The Flyers are set to face Jenks High at 8:30 p.m. today — Jan. 19 — in the first round of the Jenks Invitational.