Basketball Roundup: 1/27

By: Nathan Bloechl (

Girls Outlast Clear Lake; Defeat Back-To-Back Ranked Opponents 

Clear Lake, Iowa – Halie George poured in 15 points, snagged 10 rebounds while hitting six of her twelve shots from the field as the Humboldt Wildcats (11-4) held off conference leading Clear Lake (13-3) 45-40, Friday evening.

It was George’s second consecutive double-double.

The Lions were without the services of star senior guard Emily Snelling after she went out with an undisclosed lower leg injury in the first quarter.

Humboldt played two minutes in the fourth quarter without their point guard Avery Terwilliger who went out with a sprained ankle, but she returned after getting it re-taped.

Terwilliger helped ice the game for Humboldt going 9-for-12 from the charity stripe including 6-for-6 down the stretch of the game.

Wildcat forward Sydney Lane had another strong outing chipping in with 14 points while grabbing 5 boards.

Humboldt is back in action this evening against South Central Calhoun, they will tip at 6:00 p.m.

Boys Seek Answers, Drop 4th Straight 

Clear Lake, Iowa – The Humboldt Boys basketball team dropped their 4th consecutive contest, which has put them at three games under .500 (5-8) with just over two weeks left in the regular season.

During their four game skid, the Wildcats have been outscored by 21.3 points per game. They’ve also bled points, as opposing teams are scoring 73.3 points per game against Humboldt over the last eleven days.

It comes as no surprise that Humboldt, in each of their eight losses is giving up on average 74.3 points per game, in their five wins they are yielding just 50.2 points per game.

The Lions once again got huge contributions from their talented back-court duo of Thomas Storbeck and Zach Lester. Storbeck finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds while also hitting four threes. Lester finished with 20 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals.

Devon Clark brought the offensive fire power for the Wildcats with 22 points on an extremely efficient 7-of-10 from the field.

Clark was Humboldt’s lone double digit scorer in Friday’s loss.

The boys are back on the hardwood Monday as well, they take on South Central Calhoun.