PLEASANTON — Humboldt coach David Taylor was most happy with Rayce Hoepker in the closing minutes of the second quarter of Thursday’s 69-24 victory over Oswego in the semifinals of the Pleasanton Tournament.
Was the excitement for one of the nine three-pointers that the senior hit in the victory or for any of his baskets that led to his career-high 51 points? No, it was for a play that didn’t show up anywhere in Hoepker’s incredible stat line.
With the Cubs leading 33-14, the 5-10 guard laid out for a loose ball that ended up in the Cub bench area, just out of the reach of Hoepker. Hoepker slid on the floor and ended up at the feet of his head coach.
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