HUMBOLDT — With a bucket full of unknowns coming into the 2017 season, Humboldt boy’s head coach Dave Taylor knew that his team couldn’t afford to try to find undiscovered territory early in the season. Just do what the Cubs do best — defense, controlling the pace, playing smart basketball — and hopefully, the wins and experience will come.
For roughly two and a half quarters they did just that and it was enough to earn Humboldt its first win of the season, 71-67 over Eureka.
“I thought when we did what we do, we looked very good,” Taylor said. “When we did what they want to do and what we don’t really work on we didn’t look very good. We were fortunate. They got all of the momentum and then things got tighter. We made the game a little tighter than it should’ve been.”