School wasn't the only thing the members of the North Tama boys' basketball team missed last week. The winter storm that left roadways treacherous and school cancelled for two days also delayed an intriguing matchup of undefeated Iowa Star Conference foes.
The 9-0 Redhawks were set to face 8-0 Dunkerton on Thursday, December 20, but the game has been rescheduled for early 2013 after students return from Christmas break.
For Dunkerton's sake, the storm may have been a good thing - the Redhakws have been mowing down opponents left and right, easily dispatching Janesville and Tripoli last week.
The road contest at Janesville proved to be little more than a warm-up game as the Redhawks rolled 82-37 behind a breakout performance from senior Dalton Hulme. Hulme had 17 points to go along with four rebounds, four assists and a team-high three steals.
Nolan Hefty had 16, and Brent Billerbeck scored 12 points out of the backcourt. Jacob Wrage had 12 points and led the team with six rebounds.
The Redhawks wrapped up their three-game road swing with a 65-25 victory over Tripoli.
Wrage led the team with 16 points and five steals, and Skyler Kvidera had 15 points. Kvidera was also an impressive 5-for-5 from the free throw line.
The Redhawks next regularly scheduled contest is a road game against Clarksville on Friday, January 4 at 8 p.m.