HUMBOLDT — Playing hard no matter what is an attribute Humboldt High boys’ basketball head coach David Taylor looks for in his teams. He got it at home Tuesday night in a 77-58 loss to Cherryvale High’s Chargers.
“We were down but the guys played hard. There was no letdown in intensity,” Taylor said. “We did some good things tonight against a very solid Cherryvale team that shot the ball extremely well.”
The Chargers hit four of their 10 three-pointers in a 24-point first quarter. Humboldt trailed 43-28 at halftime.
“We packed it inside to counter their inside guys but they stepped out and hit the outside shots. We didn’t back it in any more,” Taylor said.
Despite being down 64-40 going into the final eight minutes, the Cubs outscored the Chargers 18-13.
Leading the way for the Cubs was Tevin Strack with 27 points, five rebounds and five steals. Noah Thornbrugh added 12 points. Humboldt was 12 of 18 from the free-throw line.
Derrik McCall tossed in 10 points and had five steals. Chris Coronado pulled down five rebounds and handed out three assists.
Cherryvale was paced by Roman Lopez, who netted five threes and 29 points. Dillon Blake added 15 and Josh Doncouse had 13. the Chargers (13-5, 10-2 TVL) downed 17 of 25 free throw attempts.
The Cubs are 5-6 in Tri-Valley League play and 9-8 overall.
CHERRYVALE’S girls limited the Lady Cubs to one point in the first half in a 40-8 victory. Cherryvale led 23-1 at halftime.
“We just can’t score. Defensively, we did all right,” said Jeff Wilkerson, Humboldt girls’ head coach.
The Lady Cubs are 0-17 overall and 0-11 in TVL play.
Humboldt hosts Eureka Friday in TVL play for the HHS Sweetheart games.
Humboldt boys (14-14-12-18—58) (FG/3-pt): McCall 3/1-1-5-10, Strack 11-5-3-27, Johnson 0/1-0-5-3, Gean 0-0-2-0, Thornbrugh 3-6-3-12, Nickell 1-0-2-2, Coronado 2-0-2-4. TOTALS: 20/2-12-22-58.
Cherryvale boys (24-19-21-13—77) (FG/3-pt): Loganbill 0-0-1-0, Lopez 4/5-2-2-25, Allison 0/3-0-3-9, Blake 3-7-4-13, Booe 3-0-2-6, Hammer 1/1-2-2-7, Doncouse 3/1-4-1-13, Tuggle 1-2-2-4. TOTALS: 15/10-17-17-77.
Humboldt girls (0-1-5-2—8) (FG/3-pt): Todd 0-2-1-2, Friederich 0-0-1-0, Fiene 0-0-5-0, Strack 0-0-2-0, Wells 0/1-0-0-3, Young 1-1-2-3, Crays 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 1/1-3-13-8.
Cherryvale girls (18-5-8-9—40) (FG/3-pt): Humaciu 1-0-0-2, Hucke 3-0-3-6, Hougardy 1-0-3-2, Reilly 5-9-2-19, Smedley 2/1-2-3-9, Gower 0-2-2-2. TOTALS: 12/1-13-13-40.
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