HUMBOLDT — Offense was a struggle Friday evening for Humboldt High’s girls.
Visiting Burlington deployed its pressure defense through the first half in racing to a 39-8 lead by intermission of a 76-13 win.
Still, Humboldt head coach Jeff Wilkerson saw a few signs of improvement from when the first two teams played this season.
Wilkerson noted that in their first half, Burlington’s press so flustered Humboldt that the Wildcats called off its pressing strategy by the midway point of the first quarter.
“They had to keep the press going until halftime tonight, because we did a better job of breaking it,” Wilkerson said. “Our offense is going to be a struggle for us.”
Burlington forced 44 Humboldt turnovers and allowed only three Cub players to score.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats placed four girls in double figure scoring. In the two games they’ve played against each other, Burlington has attempted 133 field goal attempts. Humboldt has shot 35.
Taylyn Wells scored five points to lead the Cubs, while Whitney Strack and Melissa Davidson each scored four.
Wells had three rebounds and two steals. Strack also had two steals. Rachel Crays and Kendal Young both had three boards.
Christina Wilson’s 13 points paced Burlington.
Humboldt hosts Caney Valley Tuesday.
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