HMS boys open with a win

Humboldt Middle School exploded out of the gates Friday to defeat Eureka, 35-11. The Cubs led 29-5 at halftime.


January 9, 2021 - 7:30 AM

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Middle School’s boys basketball team got off to a flying start on the 2021 season Friday.

The Cubs raced to leads of 15-3 after one period and 29-5 at halftime against Eureka to win, 35-11.

“I am very pleased with our performance tonight,” Humboldt head coach Jeremy Weilert said, noting Friday’s tilt was Humboldt’s season-opener, while Eureka already had played three times. “This was a well-balanced game.”

To wit, Humboldt was led by Caiden Cook’s eight points, followed by Blake Ellis and Logan Page with six apiece, Jacob Harrington with five, Conner Sallee and Kyler Isbell both with four and Asher Hart with two. Cook and Page each had four rebounds and three steals. 

Humboldt’s B team ended its game on a 13-0 run to defeat Eureka 21-8.

“I was very pleased with the outcome of this game,” Weilert said.

Conner Sallee scored six and Mason Sterling four. Creed Shannon scored three, while Layne Ellison, Braxton Gray, Tanner King and Jaryt Hess all had two. Sterling also had 13 rebounds, seven steals and two blocks.