Wildcat girls, boys sweep Hampton-Dumont-CAL

Humboldt freshman Ava Fischer drives inside with the ball for the Wildcats in a recent home contest. Independent photo.

Humboldt's varsity girl-boy basketball teams swept Hampton-Dumont-CAL in Humboldt on Jan. 27.

The Wildcat girls won, 48-33, as Ava Fischer scored 18 points to pace the Wildcats. Morgan Mann had 14 and Reagan Lee was next with six. The conference victory improved Humboldt to 10-6 overall, 8-3 in the NCC.

Evan Hatcher scored 30 points to lead the Wildcat boys to a 92-83 triumph over the Bulldogs. Elliot Carlson added 18, Josh Thurm 14 and Will Orness made 13. Corey Dettmann added nine. Humboldt improved to 12-2 overall, 9-1 in the NCC.

Late rally lifts HHS boys over Algona, girls fall
Humboldt divided a pair of games with Algona on Jan. 24 in Algona in North Central Conference play.

The Wildcat girls fell to the Bulldogs, 44-30, while the Humboldt boys rallied from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter for an 89-84 victory, making it a season sweep over Algona. Elliot Carlson and Will Orness each scored 22 points for Humboldt. Josh Thurm had 16, Evan Hatcher 12 and Corey Dettmann 11 for Humboldt. The 42-point fourth quarter set a new school record for Humboldt, clipping the old mark of 41 which the Wildcats set against Eagle Grove in December of 1970.

Humboldt will host Garner-Hayfield/Ventura on Monday, Jan. 30. The Wildcats host CGD on Feb. 2.

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