Humboldt's boys got back on the winning track Friday night (Jan. 25) by turning back Clarion-Goldfield, 51-47 in a North Central Conference basketball game at Clarion. The Wildcats, 12-3 overall on the season, 11-3 in the NCC, were led in scoring by Jaxon Heinz with 16 points and Bryan Larson with 15. Brady Ross made 11, followed by Michael Orness with seven and Matt Pogge with two. Clarion-Goldfield slipped to 6-12 overall, 4-11 with the loss.
The triumph helped Humboldt stay in the running for the league title and likely gave the Wildcats a No. 1 seed in the Class 3A District Tournament later in February. Pairings will be released in another week.
Humboldt's 10-game winning streak came to an end Tuesday night (Jan. 22) in the Fort Dodge St. Edmond gym as the host Gaels held off the Wildcats, 45-42 in a North Central Conference game. Bryan Larson scored 14 points, Michael Orness made 12 and Jaxon Heinz and Brady Ross each had 8 for Humboldt.
St. Edmond improved to 11-4 overall, 10-4 in the NCC. The Gaels were led in scoring by David Flattery with 19 points and Aaron Chalstrom with 12. Robbie Doyle added 6.
Humboldt returns to action at home on Tuesday, Jan. 29. The Wildcats are at Webster City on Feb. 1. See the Independent for complete story.