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Lindbergh Flyers stay on winning track with 49-21 victory over Webster


With the season now in full swing, Ken Libby, the head boys' basketball coach at Lindbergh Senior High School is liking what he sees in his team.

"I like our progress," Libby told the Call. "We're playing very hard and this past weekend was a good situation for us."

The Flyers (3-2) participated in the Web-ster Groves tournament this past week and opened up action on Thursday evening with an impressive 57-50 win over Kirkwood.

"The kids played hard against Kirkwood," Libby said. "They were a much bigger team than us, but I was really pleased with our defense."

Junior guard Richard Williams led the Flyers with 32 points.

Lindbergh stayed on the winning track the following evening with a 49-47 win over Webster Groves. The Flyers found themselves down 31-19 at the half yet battled back in the third and fourth quarters for the win.

"They (Webster Groves) were hitting some good shots," Libby said. "It was a great high school basketball game and we stayed in it and didn't give in."

Williams again led all scorers with 18 points, four assists and three steals while freshman Tyler Kiel scored 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists.

Lindbergh's two-game winning streak came to a quick end in the tournament championship game with a 77-37 loss to Vashon.

"They're (Vashon) much bigger and quicker than we are," Libby said. "We couldn't hit shots and get the ball into the hole. I'm hoping that it was a learning experience for us and we can go on from there."

Williams again led the Flyers, scoring 16 points.

"Richard's the point of attack for us," Libby said. "We try to create a lot of opportunities for him."

Lindbergh returns to competition this Thursday evening as they play host to Parkway South in a tough non-conference matchup.

"They're your typical Parkway South team," Libby said.

"I expect them to be very competitive. This game comes during finals week which is always going to be a factor."

The Flyers game against the Patriots is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

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