Chargers thwart Cubs bid for win

CHERRYVALE — A quick start for Humboldt High’s boys was not enough to for the team to come away with a victory Tuesday.
The Cubs led 14-9 before host Cherryvale High assumed the upper hand with a 22-9 second-quarter run.
The Chargers kept up the pressure in the second half of a 74-45 win that drops Humboldt’s record to 1-17.
“We played very well the first half,” Humboldt head coach David Taylor said. “They have some kids with quick hands, and we weren’t very strong with the ball at times. But we stayed within our game plan, which we didn’t do the first time we played them.”
The Chargers turned their 31-23 halftime lead into a 50-34 advantage by the end of the third quarter. Cherryvale ended the game with a 24-11 run.
“They’re a physical team, and we’ve had matchup problems this season,” Taylor said. “We’ve had to play guards in the post. I was proud of our effort, which is all you can ask.”
Thad Wells had a hot shooting stroke for the Cubs with 20 points and five rebounds. Derrick McCall added eight points, and Tevin Strack had six steals. Tyler Gean had five rebounds, and Josh Elder had three assists for Humboldt.
Brandon Blackburn and Chance Baker shared high scoring honors for the Chargers with 12 points each. Dennon Windsor added 11.
The Cubs travel to Eureka Friday.
Humboldt (14-9-11-11—45) (FG/3-pt): Elder 2-0-1-4, McCall 3-2-2-8, Friederich 1-0-0-2, Strack 2-1-5-5, Wells 5/3-1-4-20, Gean 2-0-1-4, Coronado 1-0-2-2. TOTALS: 16/3-4-15-74.
Cherryvale (9-22-19-24—74) (FG/3-pt): Lake 3-2-1-8, Blackburn 6-0-1-12, Lane 1/1-0-1-5, Windsor 4/1-0-3-11, Lopez 1/1-0-0-5, Studebaker 2-0-2-4, Blaes 2/1-0-0-7, Hammer 1-0-2-2, Baker 6-0-3-12, Doncouse 2-2-0-6, Booe 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 29/4-4-13-74.