Humboldt not enough in substate title game

The Humboldt High boys basketball team's season came to an end Saturday night. The Cubs were taken down by Wichita Collegiate in a lopsided loss.



March 4, 2023 - 10:54 PM

Humboldt's Logan Page (22). Photo by Quinn Burkitt

The Humboldt High boys season came to an end in their Class 3A substate championship game against Wichita Collegiate on Saturday night. The Cubs lost 64-32.

The Cubs were hurt by the Trojans’ tough full-court pressure. Wichita Collegiate was also very good offensively in the paint, scoring 23 two-point baskets.

It was an inside game all night for both sides as Sam Hull and Colden Cook each went for early layups to to keep the game within one point a couple minutes into regulation.

Wichita Collegiate then went on a 10-4 run through the final five minutes of the first quarter. Sebastian Hines-Tuner went for six points in the first to help the Trojans take a 16-9 lead heading to the second quarter.

Trey Sommer posted a layup shortly into the second quarter to bring the deficit within four, but it wasn’t enough. Wichita Collegiate proceeded to go on a 23-4 scoring run through the next eight minutes or so into the second half.

The Trojans were led by Turner’s eight points in the second quarter alone and AJ Batiste’s 12 points through the second and third quarters, including a couple of three’s.

Wichita Collegiate led 49-26 with a minute left in the third quarter and got behind Turner to take a 32-point lead a couple minutes into the fourth, 59-27.

Humboldt ended their season with a 64-32 loss.

The Cubs were led offensively by Cook’s 10 points, Hull’s nine points and Sommer’s six.

Humboldt (12-8-15—32) (FG/3pt-FT-F—TP): Hull 4-1-4-9, Cook 3-4-3-10, Sommer 2-2-2-6, Harrington 1-1-2-2, Page 0-0-4-0, Hart 1-0-0-2.