Talk about a fast start - the North Tama Redhawk girls scored 19 unanswered points to open the game and never looked back in a road contest against the GMG Wolverines on Tuesday night, earning their second victory of the season 52-22.
The win will certainly be a confidence booster for the girls, who had a string of four tough losses to start the season before getting their first victory last Friday over Waterloo Christian.
The girls dropped a tough game to overpowering Grundy Center at home on Saturday, and were looking to come out strong offensively and set the tempo on Tuesday, something that bodes well for the team looking forward, according to head coach Phil Moss.
Junior Josie Youel pushes the ball up the floor during the third quarter of the Redhawks’ 52-22 win over GMG on Tuesday night. Youel has led the team in rebounding this year, grabbing a season-high 14 against Waterloo Christian.
"There's not a lot of teams on our schedule that I see that we're gonna have a long night against," said Moss. "We can play and I think we'll be competitive in our upcoming games."
So far this season, the girls have looked to senior Allie Zobel as their main scoring threat. Zobel had a season high (so far) 17 points in the loss to Grundy Center on Saturday and has scored in double digits in four of the team's games so far this season.
Josie Youel has been a solid force on the boards this year, snagging a season-high 14 rebounds against Waterloo Christian.
And with more victories comes the opportunity for more Redhawks to step up and make a name for themselves. Junior Sam Zobel had 18 points and five rebounds against Waterloo Chrisitan, and freshmen like Abbie Schafer and Madison Howard got some valuable playing time on Tuesday night.
North Tama heads on the road to face Janesville this Friday night with the game set to tip off at 6:30 p.m. Janesville is currently sitting at 6-1 on the season.