Undefeated Lindbergh girls win Fox Tournament by defeating Ursuline

By STEPHEN GLOVER

With a three-game winning streak to start the 2008-2009 season, the Lindbergh High School girls’ basketball team won the Fox Tournament last week with a 41-37 victory over Ursuline.

In their first two games of the season, the Flyers (3-0) shot just 32 percent from the field.

But the Flyers’ shooting woes were far from being noticeable against Ursuline Dec. 4 as they nailed 43.59 percent of their shots from the field.

“In the first two games of the tournament, we really struggled shooting the ball, but defensively it was all there for us,” Lindbergh head coach Bill Thoele said. “We did a lot better job in putting the ball in the basket against Ursuline.”

Keonia Blair led the Flyers with 12 points and two rebounds.

Blair also recorded two steals and four assists in the win.

“Keonia struggled in the first couple of games, but what she does is that she keeps hustling out there,” Thoele said. “She also does other things that really contributes to the success to the team.”

Lindbergh’s Brittany Casey also scored in double figures with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

In addition, Casey racked up one steal and one assist against the Bears.

“Brittany was probably our most consistent player throughout the tournament,” Thoele said.

“She’s our go-to player right now and we’re expecting that kind of play from her this year,” he added.

The Flyers return to action when they play host to Fox at 7 p.m. today — Dec. 11.

Fox (0-3) is coming off a 54-28 loss at home to Windsor last week when the Warriors’ Amanda Lee and Monica Mays each scored nine points each.

“We’ve got to go out there and do what we can do and not worry about what they’re doing,” Thoele said. “We just need to play Lindbergh Flyer basketball.”