It was bound to end sooner or later. The North Tama Redhawks reeled off an incredible 10 straight wins to open the season, only to see their streak come to an end during a tough second half against Jesup over the weekend.
After a well-deserved holiday break, the boys took on hapless Clarksville on Friday night, thrashing the Indians 78-26 behind a season-high 30 points for Mitchell Boerm.
Boerm, who has been the Redhawks' leading scorer all season, has really emerged in the past few games as one of the conference's most capable offensive players. Boerm also tied for a team-high four rebounds and had four assists and two steals.
The North Tama boys basketball team opened the season with 10 straight wins, including a 78-26 beating of Clarksville on Friday, December 4. Here, senior Dalton Hulme goes up for a shot over an Indian defender. For more photos and coverage of the North Tama girls, turn to page 5!
Skyler Kvidera had 17 points and four boards, and Dalton Hulme led the Redhawks with seven assists.
The boys looked to have a winnable game on their hands on Saturday when they took on a Jesup squad which has been up-and-down this season. Jesup came in 5-4 and had not won more than two games in a row this year.
Despite 11 points from Boerm and 13 from Jacob Wrage, the game was tied at the half and Jesup proved too much to handle in the second half. The Redhawks gave up 34 points in the half en route to the 45-54 loss.
The boys looked to be in good position to regroup this week, with a home game against 4-3 Northeast Hamilton on Tuesday. A home game against winless CAL could be just what the team needs, and they'll get it this Friday, January 11, with tipoff set for 8 p.m. in Traer.