Apparently, the North Tama boys don't really like losing basketball games. After falling to Jesup on January 5, the Redhawks have reeled off five straight wins and set some pretty impressive records along the way.
After dispatching a hapless Northeast Hamilton squad on January 8, the boys dropped 100 on CAL, winning 101-24.
Dalton Hulme had a season-high 21 points and a team-high six steals, and Mitchell Boerm added 18 points and a team-high four rebounds.
North Tama’s Mitchell Boerm skies for a shot around the outstretched arms of a Colo-NESCO defender last week en route to his 1,000 career points. The Redhawks, now ranked #4 in the state, are at home this Friday against Waterloo Christian at 8 p.m.
Jacob Wrage scored 14 and Trey Keahna had a breakout game with 12 points.
Against Colo-NESCO, the boys overcame a strong second half by the opposition, winning 62-55. Three Redhawks - Boerm, Wrage and Hulme - scored in double figures in the win.
Last week, the boys had back-to-back games against Hudson and rival Don Bosco. Boerm recorded a double-double in the win over Hudson, and the team needed every bit of it - the Redhawks escaped with a 55-54 win. Boerm had 22 points and 12 rebounds. Wrage scored 12 and also tallied seven assists.
But in their recent string of victories, perhaps none was more impressive than the win over Don Bosco last Friday night. Jacob Wrage tied a school record with seven three-pointers en route to a season-high 23 points in the 80-35 victory.
In addition to Wrage's great day, Mitchell Boerm passed the 1,000-point mark for his career with his 16-point, nine-rebound performance.
The Redhawks also made a school record 13 three-pointers as a team and improved to 15-1 (12-0) on the season. North Tama is ranked #4 in the state in the most recent Class 1A poll.
The Redhawks will host a 3-12 Waterloo Christian squad on Friday before heading on the road for a tough conference test against Gladbrook-Reinbeck on Saturday. Tipoff of Friday's game is set for 8 p.m. at North Tama.