Eureka sneaks past Humboldt



December 7, 2019 - 1:39 AM

Drew Wilhite attempts to shoot over multiple Tornado defenders on Friday. REGISTER/ERIC SPRUILL

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 couldn’t get it done at the free-throw line.”

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