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Wildcats get hot, Lynx unable to keep up in regional opener

February 16, 2012
The Daily Freeman Journal

HUMBOLDT - Everything that Humboldt threw towards the basket went in, or at least if felt that way to Webster City head coach Jeff Lyons last night in a Class 3A regional quarterfinal girls' basketball game.

After scoring just 23 points in the entire game the last time the two teams met - Webster City won the encounter, 28-23 - Humboldt exploded for 39 first-half points and built a lead it never relinquished in a 68-56 victory over the Lynx.

The Wildcats (9-13) rained in four 3-point baskets in the initial 16 minutes, and a 21-6 second-quarter run put them on easy street, up by 23 at the intermission.

"To their credit, they shot the ball extremely well and that was the difference," Lyons said. "We just couldn't recover."

WCHS (5-17) made a nice run in the fourth quarter by scoring 25 points, but it could never close the gap enough to make Humboldt nervous.

Junior forward Cambria Hoffmann had the best night of her career for the purple and gold. She went off for a double-double - 20 points and 13 rebounds, both team highs - and 14 of her points came in the second half.

Fact Box

Humboldt 68, Webster City 56

Webster City (5-17) - Maddy Miller 0 1-2 1, Taylor Broshar 4 2-3 10, Emily Elm 0 2-2 2, Cambria Hoffmann 7 4-4 20, Katie Holdgrafer 7 4-6 18, Rachel Kauffman 0 2-4 2, Lynne Chalfant 1 1-2 3. Totals: 19 16-20 56.

Humboldt (9-13) - Madison Thomas 3 2-4 8, Cierra Friedl 0 2-2 2, Lauren Friesth 4 0-0 9, Kinzie Wright 5 5-6 16, Taylor Weydert 1 0-0 2, Breanna Wetzel 0 1-2 1, Erica Lane 3 4-7 10, Brianna Ricklefs 3 1-2 7, Courtney Benjamin 2 0-0 6, Kallie Kollmorgen 3 1-5 7. Totals: 24 16-30 68.

Webster City10 6 15 25-56

Humboldt18 21 15 14-68

3-point field goals - WC 2 (Hoffmann 2); HUM 4 (Benjamin 2, Friesth, Wright). Rebounds - WC 34 (Hoffmann 13, Holdgrafer 10). Steals - WC 9 (Elm 4, Miller 3). Assists - WC 9 (Elm 5). Team fouls - WC 23, HUM 22. Fouled out - Miller, Broshar, Anderson, Peterson.

"Cambria had a career night, and the nice thing about that is she'll be back next year and she'll be one of our leaders," Lyons said. "I know she'll work hard in the offseason to make her game better."

Senior Katie Holdgrafer also had a big game in the final outing of her career. She finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Taylor Broshar added 10 points, and Emily Elm did a little bit of everything with two points, five assists and four steals.

Kinzie Wright (16 points) and Erica Lane (10) both reached double figures for the Wildcats.

 
 

 

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