Humboldt Middle School girls and boys host Eureka

The Humboldt Middle School girls and boys basketball teams hosted Eureka on Thursday with four games in action.



December 16, 2022 - 2:17 PM

HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt Middle School boys and girls basketball teams matched up with Eureka on Thursday night. 

The Cubs boys A team easily toppled Eureka, 50-22, while the boys B team slipped to the Tornadoes, 33-18. The girls A team lost to Eureka, 28-24, while the girls B team beat Eureka, 24-7. 

Girls Basketball 

The Lady Cubs were led offensively by Jo Ellison’s 12 points and six rebounds while Lakyn Meadows scored seven points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Hadley Galloway also went for three points. 

The Lady Cubs led the Tornadoes at halftime, 11-10.

Bailey Daniels also chipped in two points. 

Eureka pulled away by four points to take the victory, 28-24.

“The inability to get back on defense and a lack of rebounding cost us this game. We definitely felt like it was one we should have won,” said Humboldt head coach Scott Brady. 

The girls B team ran through Eureka, 24-7. 

Daniels contributed six points, followed by Jordan Hencey and Kaydence Whitworth’s four points apiece. Jetta Mathews, Nahla Jenkins, Carlie Weilert, Leah Carman and Hadley Galloway each went underneath for two points apiece. 

“I’m proud of them for the win but we have a lot we can do better on both ends of the floor,” Brady said. 

Boys Basketball

The Humboldt boys A team took care of Eureka, 50-22. 

The Cubs defense was solid, they shot the ball well, and were physical on the boards where they combined for 25 rebounds. 

Collin Cook and Kreed Jones led Humboldt with 16 and 10 points, respectively. Conner Newman and Thatcher Mueller added on eight and six points, respectively. Jones went three-of-four from three-point distance and Newman was perfect from the floor. 

“We were much better on both sides of the ball tonight,” said Humboldt head coach Jeremy Weilert. “We were much more aggressive on the boards and we shot the ball much better. We are now 3-1 on the season.”  

Cook also led on the board where he snatched nine rebounds, followed by Mueller’s four rebounds and Kage Daniels and Broc Ivy’s three rebounds apiece. Cook and Mueller also came up big on defense where they each snatched two steals. 

Overall, Humboldt outrebounded Eureka, 25-13. 

The Cubs Middle boys B team lost to Eureka, 33-18. 

Humboldt had eight players score points but turned the ball over 20 times and shot only 23.3% from the floor. 

Emmitt Carson and Owen Sicka led with three points apiece. Bryer Grisier and Cyler Mason went one-of-two from the floor. 

Humboldt outrebounded Eureka, 25-18. Carson and Grisier each grabbed five rebounds while Cooper Peters snatched four and Zander Roudybush and Kolton Hanson each went up for three rebounds. 

The 20 turnovers hurt the Cubs immensely as Nathan Seibert and Grisier each tossed up four turnovers to give Eureka more possessions and chances at the hoop.

The Humboldt Middle School basketball teams return to action against Neodesha on Thursday, Jan. 5. 

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