HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s basketball teams lost at home Tuesday in Tri-Valley League action to Neodesha High’s Bluestreak teams.
An inability to do the little things turned into big trouble for Humboldt’s boys. The Cubs held an eight-point lead at halftime, but they could not prevent Neodesha from finding its stride after the break. The Bluestreaks tied the game by the end of the third period, 26-26, and hit several clutch free throws down the stretch in a 43-39 win.
The loss drops Humboldt’s record to 8-5 on the season.
“We didn’t do the little things,” Humboldt head coach David Taylor said. “We didn’t do the right check-offs on defense and we made ill-advised passes on offense.”
Tevin Strack led the Cubs with 15 points and two steals, while Derrik McCall hadeight points and two assists. Noah Thornbrugh had five rebounds and two steals.
Daxten Pruter and Randy Groth each scored 10 to lead Neodesha.
The Lady Cubs lost 65-21. Melissa Davidson had seven points for the Lady Cubs. Humboldt’s girls are 0-13 for the season.
Neodesha’s girls were led by Taylor Giger with 25 points and Belinda Rohling with 10.
Humboldt travels to Burlington Friday.
Neodesha boys (7-2-17-17—43) (FG/3pt): Lopez 1-1-3-3, Huckabey 1/2-0-2-8, Pruter 0/2-4-3-10, Hawkins 0-1-1-1, Schurle 2/1-2-2-9, Groth 4-2-0-10, Knickerbocker 0-0-3-0, Johnson 0-2-2-2. TOTALS: 8/5-12-16-43.
Humboldt boys (10-7-9-13—39) (FG/3pt): McCall 4-0-5-8, Strack 4-7-4-15, Johnson 1/1-0-1-5, Gean 2-0-4-4, Thornbrugh 1-0-4-2, Coronado 1-3-4-5. TOTALS: 13/1-10-22-39.
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