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Wildcats win 8th straight, top Bulldogs twice in one week

Humboldt senior forward Jaylen Heinz shown here against Fort Dodge St. Edmond last month in Humboldt. The Wildcats meet the Gaels for the second time this season on Jan. 22 in Fort Dodge. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

HAMPTON – Humboldt won its eighth straight game and improved its season record to 9-2 by turning back Hampton-Dumont in a pair of games this week. Humboldt defeated the Bulldogs 49-37 on Jan. 11 at Hampton and 58-45 on Jan. 8 in Humboldt.

The Wildcats, 8-2 in the North Central Conference, were led in scoring by Michael Orness with 14 points and Jaxon Heinz with 12. Bryan Larson and Brady Ross each had 9 while Matt Pogge made 3 and Ben Jacobson added 2. Parker Claypool led H-D with 9 points. Cole Miller and Bo Brass each had 7.

Humboldt also beat the Bulldogs 58-45 on Jan. 8. The Wildcats were led by Bryan Larson's 14 points and Michael Orness with 10. Alex Nelson and Don Smith each had 8 while Brady Ross made 6, Jaxon Heinz 5 and Jaylen Heinz with 3. Ben Madison and Ben Jacobson each had 2.

Humboldt, now 9-2 overall on the season, will return home to host Algona Bishop Garrigan on Tuesday, Jan. 15. HHS is at Eagle Grove on Jan. 18.

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