MOUND CITY — The fourth-seeded Humboldt girls were the best version of themselves Tuesday night in their 34-24 road win over fifth-seeded Jayhawk-Linn in the opening round of Sub-State.
Defense and rebounding won the day for the Lady Cubs while their offense did just enough.
Humboldt led by three after the first quarter but a 13-11 second quarter for the Lady Jayhawks narrowed the lead to just one point at the half. That’s when the Lady Cubs really turned up the pressure defensively. Humboldt held Jayhawk-Linn to just one point in the third quarter while scoring six of their own to lead 24-18 headed into the fourth quarter. The Lady Cubs ended the game with a 10-6 fourth quarter.
Senior Rylan Wilhite led the way offensively and on the boards with seven points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Winter Snyder and senior Aricah McCall each scored six points (Snyder had eight rebounds) and junior Maggie Johnson had five points and five rebounds.
Humboldt will advance to the Sub-State semifinals on Friday at Wellsville where they’ll face top-seed Eureka. The Lady Cubs have taken on the Lady Tornados twice this season and fell 47-42 in their season opener at home and 44-43 at Eureka on Jan. 30.
PHOTO: Junior Maggie Johnson dribbles down the court in the Lady Cubs win over Central Heights at home on Feb. 16. Johnson scored five points in the Lady Cubs Sub-State opening win at Jayhawk-Linn on Tuesday. REGISTER/TIMOTHY EVERSON