Basketball

HSU men win their fifth straight, improve to 6-0 at home

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Photos by Ray Hamill/HumboldtSports.com

The Humboldt State men’s basketball team has matched its win total from a year ago before the Christmas break with another lopsided victory on Wednesday night, rolling over a struggling Bethesda team, 120-59.

The win was the fifth straight for the Jacks, who are now 6-0 at home and 9-4 on the season, one year after a disappointing 9-19 campaign.

It also leaves them feeling pretty good about themselves heading into the Christmas break.

“I think this game continues to give us momentum,” HSU head coach Steve Kinder said. “Having a home winning streak is great for the fans during their holiday break. After our Chico win, we wanted to keep our momentum going which I think we have done with our last two games.”

The end result was never in doubt as the Jacks ran out to a commanding 37-5 lead, highlighted by an alley-oop pass from Jackson Strong that was finished by Trevon Bentley. 

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The Jacks were dominant down low, outscoring the Flames 32-4 in the paint, and holding them to just 26.2 percent shooting in the first half. HSU went into the break up 61-20.

Humboldt forced 19 Bethesda turnovers, and made the most of those opportunities, scoring 30 points off of them.

The Jacks will now take a week off for the holiday break before returning to conference action on Dec. 29 at UC San Diego. 

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