Mehlville High boys looking for another winning season

By STEPHEN GLOVER

After posting a record of 14-12 last year, the Mehlville Senior High School boys’ basketball team is looking to record back-to-back seasons with a winning record.

“We’re going to be real young,” Mehlville head coach Andy Guethle said. “But I’m happy with the way the guys are progressing.”

The Panthers (2-2) are coming off a 37-24 loss to Parkway Central last week, shooting just 23.08 percent from the floor. The Panthers found themselves down 6-4 after one quarter, but a 12-4 run by the Colts in the second quarter put Mehlville in an 18-8 deficit.

“We came out flat and didn’t shoot the ball well,” Guethle said. “You’ve got to give Parkway Central credit because we’ve got to do all the little things right in order to be successful.”

Alex Marino led the Panthers with 10 points, seven rebounds and one assist.

“Alex had a decent night,” Guethle said. “The thing about Alex is that he could be a really nice player if he goes out there and plays more aggressive. He’s got to be aggressive on the floor in order for us to be good.”

Parkway Central’s Zach Biggs led all scorers with 17 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals.

The Panthers return to action at 7 p.m. Friday when they play host to the Flyers in a meeting of Suburban West Conference rivals. Lindbergh (2-1) is coming off a 77-52 win over Seckman and a 45-35 win over Northwest at the Hillsboro Invitational. Charley Mueller leads Lindbergh with 13 points and 3.3 rebounds per game this season.

“Lindbergh’s much better than they were last year,” Guethle said. “They’ve got a strong and physical group of kids and we’re going to have our hands full with them for sure.”