By Joshua Koch
HOUSTON – Humble clinched its first outright district championship in five years with a 49-42 victory against Crosby on Tuesday night.
“Means a lot,” Humble coach Lair Crawford said. “This was our goal this year and these guys have put in a lot of work. Now we can focus on getting better these last couple of games and gaining some momentum heading into the playoffs.”
The Wildcats improved their record to 15-1 in District 21-5A play and with just two games left on the schedule and a three-game lead over Porter for first, Humble claimed the outright title.
This is the first outright title for Humble since 2011-2012 and first District Championship since winning a share of it in the 2013-2014 campaign.
Humble closes out the regular season with games at Kingwood Park and at home against Caney Creek before turning its attention to the playoffs.
In the past four seasons, Humble has been ousted from the playoffs in the first round in three of those trips.
Before the playoffs get here, Crawford said he wants to see his team improve on capitalizing on transition opportunity, which they have struggled with of late leaving points on the floor.
The final two games of the season allows them a pair of opportunities to fix this before the games mean win or go home.
“It’s mostly about us improving some tings and certainly we want to finish strong but the playoffs are a whole other level,” Crawford said. “We have to pick our intensity and limit our mistakes.”