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North Tama girls battle Colo-NESCO on the road

January 19, 2018
Thorn Compton - Times-Republican , Traer Star-Clipper

Last time the Colo-NESCO girls basketball team stepped onto the court, it failed to reach the 40-point mark for only the third time this season, albeit in a 39-37 win over Collins-Maxwell on Tuesday night.

The Royals wanted to see a little more offense from their girls on Friday night when they welcomed in Iowa Star Conference South Division opponent North Tama, and fans got that wish as Colo-NESCO handled the Redhawks to the tune of a 65-24 victory.

While the Royals were clicking, it was a tough night for North Tama (1-12, 0-7), as they struggled to get into any rhythm thanks to the strong press from Colo-NESCO. Takoa Kopriva and Madeline Espenscheid each scored six points to lead the Redhawks, and head coach Thad Espenscheid said his girls are capable of playing better than they did on Friday in Colo.

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Above, Colo-NESCO defenders Lauryn Hill (4) and Chelsea Henze set a trap on North Tama guard Takoa Kopriva (25) during the Royals’ win over the Redhawks in Colo on Friday night, January 12. (photo by Thorn Compton / Times-Republican)

"Execution and effort throughout the game is what got us tonight," Espenscheid said. "They are a good team, but are they 41 points better than us? No. We beat ourselves, and we have to correct that."



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