HUMBOLDT Struggles at the free-throw line proved costly for the Humboldt Cubs in their season opener Friday night against Eureka. The Cubs lost 56-48, despite leading for much of the contest.
The Cubs hit just 14-of-31 shots from the charity stripe as they saw a four-point lead evaporate late in the third quarter.
The free-throw line tells the story of the game. Overall I am pretty pleased with our performance tonight. We had a lot of guys get their first varsity experience. We had three guys in the starting lineup who had never played in a varsity game, Humboldt head coach David Taylor said. Eureka has a very good team. We were right there with them, just couldnt get it done at the free-throw line.