In their first game back since winter break, both the Humboldt boys and girls took down Fredonia in their first road matchup of the season.
It was a grind-it-out affair for the girls but they prevailed in the end, winning 57-56.
With 34.8 seconds left in the game, Fredonia cut what was a five-point lead to just one point. A free throw pushed the Lady Cubs’ lead back to two. Fredonia missed a three but cashed in on a foul to cut Humboldt’s lead back to one with 0.8 seconds left. The Lady Cubs held on for the fraction of a second to get their fifth win of the season.
Humboldt is now 5-2 this year and 2-0 in league play.
Junior Maggie Johnson led the way with 14 points followed by 13 for junior Aricah McCall and 10 for junior Savanna Puckett.
Senior Rylan Wilhite had seven, junior Morgan Mauk had six, sophomore Winter Snyder had five and senior Lizzie Myers had two points.
THE CUB BOYS followed that up with a win so big, some might refuse to acknowledge that a real game was played.
Humboldt beat the Yellowjackets 69-35 but the 34-point margin hardly tells the whole tale.
The Cubs came out so dominant that they led 31-2 after the first quarter.
If you take out that first quarter all together for the Cubs, they still would win 38-35. The foot really came on the gas in a game where if the Cubs had been willing, they could’ve put up triple-digits.
Sophomore Conor Haviland picked up right where he left off scoring 18 points on 82 percent shooting. Senior Colin Gillespie was the other Cub in double-figures scoring 14 points.
Senior Hesston Murrow had eight, senior Lance Daniels, Wyatt Seufert and junior Caleb Coronado had five, Senior Jacob Barker and junior Tucker Hurst had four, Junior Teryn Johnson had three and senior Zach Korte and junior Kyler Allen had a point each.
Gillespie had seven rebounds and Johnson led the way in assists with six. Haviland had four steals and Daniels had the teams only block.
The Humboldt boys are now 6-1 and 2-0 in Tri-Valley play.
Both teams will continue their road stand on Friday when they travel to Cherryvale before they play in the Pleasanton Tournament next week.