Boys Basketball: Late Rally Not Enough as Humboldt Drops 5th Straigtht

By: Nathan Bloechl —

Humboldt, Iowa — The Humboldt Wildcat boys’ basketball team (5-6) rallied late, but Calvin Carlson’s game-tying three-pointer came up short at the buzzer as Webster City narrowly escaped with a 57-54 victory over Humboldt.

The Lynx took a 9-point lead into recess, but Humboldt used a 15-9 third quarter run to cut the deficit to three entering the 4th quarter.

Webster City aced their tests from the free throw line to salt the game away late.

Humboldt’s last gasp three point attempt fell just short.

It was a well-designed play that saw junior point guard Jamison Heinz sprint dribble up-court into a dribble hand-off action to Carlson.

Carlson got a decent look with a late contest by Tyler Olson.

Carlson finished with 17 points, hitting 2-of-6 from long distance.

Jacob Thurm chipped in with 11, while Sam Fischer had 8 points and 4 rebounds off the bench.

After winning four straight, Humboldt has now dropped five straight.

They’ll look to right the ship tomorrow at home versus Iowa Falls-Alden.

It is unknown at this time if the Cadets will be with or without the services of all-everything 2021 prospect Karson Sharar.

Sharar already hold at least one Division I offer, but has been said to be nursing some sort of ailment.

Tip-off is set for 7:45 p.m.

You can hear that contest right here on the Bolt.