Humboldt, Crest compete in tournament

The Humboldt and Crest High boys and girls basketball teams are meeting at the Humboldt home tournament this week. Last night, both the Cubs teams won while the Crest girls won and the boys lost.

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December 7, 2022 - 3:26 PM

Humboldt High’s Trey Sommer (15) drives into the lane against a Uniontown defender on Tuesday. Photo by Quinn Burkitt

HUMBOLDT — Crest and Humboldt boys and girls took part in opening games of the Humboldt tournament on Tuesday night. 

The Humboldt boys got by Uniontown with ease, 55-22, while the Lady Cubs took down Uniontown behind some good shooting and tough defense, 38-25. 

The Crest boys were shut down on both sides of the ball by Erie in a 49-28 blunder while the Lady Lancers outscored the Erie Tigers, 49-45. 

Crest Girls  

The Lady Lancers made it a nailbiter until the very end when the team scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for the four-point, 49-45 victory. 

Crest and Erie kept pace with each other throughout the game Cursten Allen and Kayla Hermreck were instrumental for the Lady Lancers in the first half, scoring six and four points, respectively. The teams were close at the end of the first quarter, 9-8. 

After another pair of two-point baskets from Mia Coleman and Hermreck, Crest was knotted with Erie at halftime, 16-16. 

Crest owned the second half by ramping up the offense and scoring 14 points with Allen knocking down a three and a two-pointer. Hermreck scored four points with a two-pointer and a pair of free throws, making it a 31-30 game. 

Crest’s Karter Miller (5) begins his offense at the top of the key against Erie on Tuesday. Photo by Quinn Burkitt

Senior McKenna Hammond helped propel the Lady Lancers in the final quarter with her six points, four from the field and two from the free throw line. Allen also chipped in four points for the 49-45 victory. 

The Lady Lancers’ defense held Erie to 14 points in the fourth quarter, seven of those from Skyller Hopper. Crest was able to hold Erie’s leading scorer, Jackson Powell, to only two points in the final quarter.

Allen and Hermreck led Crest offensively with 15 and 10 points, respectively with Hammond adding 10 points for those finishing in double digits.

Crest (19-8-12—49) (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): H. Beckman 0-0-1-0, Coleman 1-0-0-2, Nilges 2-0-1-4, A. Beckman 2-0-1-4, Hermreck 4-2-2-10, Boots 1-1-3-3, Hammond 4-2-2-10, Allen 5-2-2-15, Edgerton 0-1-0-1. 

Erie (16-4-22—45) (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Olds 0-0-2-0, Pasquarelli 2-0-5-4, Hodgden 0-0-0-0, Cleaver 2-0-5-4, Daniels 2-0-0-4, Collins 0-0-0-0, Smith, 3-2-2-8, Cosby 0-0-0-0, Hopper 1/3-1-5-12, Powell 6-1-2-13

Crest Boys

The Crest High boys suffered from poor shooting and rebounding in their 49-28 defeat to Erie in a 49-28 defeat to Erie. 

The Lancers were outscored 16-8 in the first quarter which made a statement on the rest of the game. Stetson Setter hit a pair of two-pointers and Miller hit a free throw. Crest allowed Erie’s Duff to get hot from beyond the arc and make a pair of threes as well as a two in the first quarter. 

“We’ve got to learn to pass around the defense one way or another,” said Crest head coach Dakota Sporing. “Turnovers killed us. Other than that, I thought we executed well, we just didn’t put the ball in the orange thing. We’ve got to finish plays and finish possessions on the defensive end, box out a little bit.”

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