TRAER - One scoring rut was not enough to keep the 11th-ranked North Tama girls' basketball team out of the next round.
The Redhawks advanced through their Class 1A Region 5 opener on Saturday night, hosting NU High to a 64-47 setback.
North Tama (19-3) beat the Panthers by four points a month earlier but got better balance and production from all areas and all players, head coach Irv Laube said. The Redhawks led 11-4 before going cold to end the first quarter, and NU High pulled in front 13-12. That was the Panthers' last lead.
Amanda Howard shoots for two during the Regional basketball game Saturday, Feb. 12 against NU High.
Photo by Amy Jantzen
Kailey Kladivo posted 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Redhawks, while Allison Zobel chipped in 14 points. Sydney Fehr, who did not play in North Tama's first meeting with NU High, added eight points and seven rebounds.
Amanda Howard added seven points, Nicole Schlicting added six points and six boards, Erin Herink had six points and Aryn Isenhower chased down seven rebounds.
Morgan Granger led NU High with 18 points and Maddie Backstrom had 11.