Lady Cubs knock off Bluestem

Kenisyn Hottenstein hit 7 of 8 free throws in the fourth quarter as Humboldt's Lady Cubs snapped a four-game losing streak with a 49-41 win over Bluestem Tuesday. Humboldt plays its final home game of the regular season Thursday against Fredonia.


February 14, 2024 - 2:29 PM

Humboldt High head coach Aubrey Jones addresses her players during a timeout Tuesday against Bluestem. Photo by Mike Myer / Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — Ball control and clutch free throw shooting proved to be just what the doctor ordered for Humboldt High’s girls Tuesday.

The Lady Cubs outscored visiting Bluestem 13-6 to break open a 19-19 halftime deadlock.

Humboldt then maintained that advantage down the stretch, hitting 7 of 11 free throws to seal a 49-41 victory.

The win snaps a four-game losing streak for Humboldt (10-8) which plays its final home game of the year Thursday against Fredonia. The Lady Cubs wrap up the regular season next Tuesday at Yates Center.

“We were definitely needing this win,” Humboldt head coach Aubrey Jones said. “We took care of the ball much better and got more aggressive in the third quarter.”

Kenisyn Hottenstein, the lone senior on the Humboldt roster, helped keep things under control in the second half, particularly with her free throw accuracy. She wound up hitting 7 of 8 charities to finish with 17 points. Shelby Shaughnessy added 16 points. Skylar Hottenstein was next with nine.

Mallory Potter scored 14 to pace Bluestem.

FG/3pt FT F TP

Bluestem (7-12-6-16—41)

Potter 3/2 2 4 14

Emmons 2 0 1 4

Korte 1 0 4 2

Eagleson 0/1 0 3 3

Mohr 3/1 0 2 9

Lovesee 1/1 2 4 7

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