HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s basketball teams couldn’t use homecourt advantage to notch wins Tuesday.
After a solid start, Humboldt High’s boys were done in by turnovers. The Cubs turned the ball over 24 times, allowing visiting Caney Valley High to pull away in the process.
The Bullpups outscored Humboldt a combined 26-12 over the second and third quarters in a 59-37 win.
“We were our own worst enemies at times,” said David Taylor, Cub head coach. “We did some good things at the start. We were able to get out and run and get some decent looks at the basket.”
Humboldt sent Caney Valley to the free-throw line 26 times, hitting 18. Humboldt was 5 of 8 from the line.
Derrik McCall paced Humboldt with 12 points, while Noah Thornbrugh had eight points and four rebounds. Tevin Strack had five steals and four assists.
Gable LaForge’s 17 points paced Caney Valley. Chad Dick added 12.
Caney Valley also won the junior varsity contest 52-12 and the C-team contest 23-10.
In the girls’ game, Caney Valley overwhelmed the Lady Cubs 57-13. Humboldt scored only two points in the second half.
Taylyn Wells led Humboldt with five points. Whitney Strack and Kendal Young each had four points.
Bethany Barlow paced Caney Valley with 14 points. Paige Chaffin had 11 and McKenzie Rolls added 10.
“We’re down to seven players now. We were able to break their half-court trap pretty well in the first half but we missed a ton of shots,” said Jeff Wilkerson, Lady Cub head coach.
“They took the trap off in the second half and we didn’t give ourselves the opportunities to shoot because of turnovers.
Humboldt goes to Yates Center Friday.
Caney Valley boys (15-13-13-18—59) (FG/3-pt): Billingsley 1-0-0-2, Meek 2-3-1-7, Barlow 0/2-3-2-9, LaForge 3/1-8-1-17, Dick 6-0-4-12, Lambdin 2-2-1-6, Burris 1-0-0-2, Smith 1-2-4-4. TOTALS: 16/3-18-13-59.
Humboldt boys (13-6-6-12—37 (FG/3-pt): McCall 3/2-0-2-12, Strack 1-5-3-7, Johnson 3-0-4-6, Gean 1-0-5-2, Thornbrugh 4-0-4-8, Coronado 1-0-4-2. TOTALS: 13/2-5-22-37.
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