TRAER - The North Tama girls' basketball team held Clarksville scoreless over the last 3 minutes en route to their 3rd straight win, 51-48, over the Indians Friday night in Iowa Star Conference play.
The host Redhawks have won every game this season in which they've scored at least 48 points (4-0), doing it on Friday night despite being held without a double-digit scorer.
Morgan Halupnick hit a pair of 3-pointers en route to nine points, Amanda Howard added eight and Sydney Fehr seven in the third straight win for North Tama (4-7, 4-5). Kailey Kladivo and Kelsey Upah both added six points, including 4-of-4 free-throw shooting by Kladivo inside the final minute. Kladivo also had eight rebounds, while Halupnick finished with seven assists.
Alex Oletski puts up a good defense when the Clarksville Indians try to inbound the ball during the game on Friday, Jan. 8.
Photo by Tracey Peters
The Redhawks led most of the way until the early stages of the fourth quarter, when Clarksville (7-4, 5-3) pulled ahead 44-42.
Laura Hempen led the Indians with a game-high 19 points and Katie Wedeking cashed in five 3-pointers for 15 points.
North Tama is back at home tonight, hosting Meskwaki at 5 p.m. in Traer.
Redhawks race past visiting Clarksville
TRAER - North Tama scored 55 points on 63 percent shooting in the second half to run away with an Iowa Star Conference boys basketball victory, 91-51 over Clarksville.
The Redhawks led 36-26 at the half before outscoring the visiting Indians 55-25 after the break. North Tama (6-4, 4-4) made 22-of-35 field-goal attempts in the final two periods to put away Clarksville (0-11, 0-9).
Brendon Boerm had 22 points, eight assists and six steals to lead North Tama to its second win in the new year. Lucas Hefty added 17 points, Cade Isenhower had 11 and Tyler Cizek 10 for the Redhawks.
Scott Hempen led Clarksville with 18 points, Nick Wessels added 14 and Hunter Gray 11 in the loss.
North Tama is back in action tonight at home, hosting Meskwaki in a girl/boy doubleheader at 5 p.m.