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Lady Redhawks fall to ranked Colo-Nesco 49-25

January 18, 2019
CJ Eilers - Editor (cjeilers@traerstarclipper.com) , Traer Star-Clipper

The North Tama girls basketball team faced a tall challenge in hosting number 11 Colo-Nesco on Friday, Jan. 11, falling to the Lady Royals 49-25 despite an effort the coaching staff took note of.

"Obviously Colo-Nesco is a great ball club with some great shooters and a good post player," coach Shawn Larmore said. "Their defenses gets after you. I knew if we could move the ball, we could get some open shots. We did have some, but they didn't fall."

Defensively, North Tama held their opponent below their averages, crowding the ball handler and keeping in front of shooters to hold the Lady Royals to 27 second half points. Despite the success on that end of the court, the Lady Redhawks saw their shots rim out and didn't draw fouls to get to the line as they put together 11 points.

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Katie Kopriva tallied six points, shooting four of five on the line, and three rebounds as the Lady Redhawks fell to #11 Colo-Nesco on Friday, Jan. 11.

"We played with some energy and effort on both ends of the court," Larmore said. "We got after them on possession. Everyone played a great role and defensively we held them below average."

The offensive woes continued into the third quarter as the Lady Redhawks were only able to muster two points as the Lady Royals continued to pull away, but were barely able to put together 10 points themselves. As the final quarter wound down, North Tama was able to string together 12 points to match Colo Nesco to end the Iowa Star matchup on a high note. Katie Kopriva scored six points, followed by Madeline Espencheid and Carlie Gorder with four points apiece.

"I'm happy with how we played all four quarters against them," Lamore said. "We had positives coming out of this game. Defensively, effort was far better than in previous weeks. Shots will fall and we're right where we need to be when the postseason comes around.

The Lady Redhawks will next travel to West Marshall on Friday, Jan. 18 and then to Baxter on Monday, Jan. 21. North Tama is currently 2-12 on the season.

 
 

 

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