Humboldt boys bury Webster City in 3A tournament opener, 78-45

Jake Lenning scores between two Webster City defenders in the second half of Humboldt's 78-45 victory over the Lynx Monday night (Feb. 22) in Humboldt in a boys' Class 3A substate quarterfinal round game. The victory advanced the Wildcats into a semifinal round game in Algona Thursday night (Feb. 25) against Algona, which defeated Boone, 50-42. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys' basketball team opened Class 3A substate tournament play with an impressive, 78-45 victory in the Humboldt gym Monday night (Feb. 22).

Caden Matson scored 17 points, Sam Fischer powered in 16 and Trevor Jacobson and Will Orness each had 12 for the Wildcats, who moved to 14-7 overall this winter.

The victory advanced Humboldt into a substate semifinal round game in Algona on Thursday, Feb. 25, against Algona. Algona won their tournament opener at home, beating Boone 50-42.

The other side of the substate bracket saw Clear Lake hold off Hampton-Dumont-CAL, 57-49. Clear Lake will host Spencer in a Thursday night semifinal. Spencer downed Estherville-Lincoln Central, 61-58.

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