A layoff of nearly three weeks can often leave a team rusty. For the North Tama girls, it had the opposite effect. The Redhawks have won four straight games after returning from Christmas break, leaving the girls with a solid second-place spot in the Iowa Star Conference South standings.
The girls opened play in 2014 with a home contest against Tripoli on Thursday, January 9. Sam Zobel led the way with 19 points and six rebounds in a 39-97 contest. Josie Youel led the team with eight rebounds and four assists.
The ladies followed up with a 49-36 home win over Clarksville on January 14. Zobel and Youel again led the way, scoring 18 and 15 points, respectively. Anna Kvidera grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds to go along with eight points.
With back-to-back games looming on January 17 and 18, the girls recorded perhaps their two most lopsided victories of the season, beating Northeast Hamilton 60-24 in Friday's contest, and dealing Valley Lutheran a 57-2 beating on Saturday.
In the Friday game, four Redhawks scored in double figures: Kvidera (with a team-high 15), Youel, Zobel, and sophomore Abbie Schafer, who had 10 points.
Saturday's contest was a defensive gem for the Redhawks, who allowed just two points. Ten different players scored points for North Tama.
The Redhawks are now 8-4 overall and sit behind Colo-Nesco (12-1) at second in the south division.
The girls face Dunkerton on the road Thursday before returning home for a Friday contest with Iowa Star South leader Colo-Nesco. Tipoffs are set for 6:30 p.m.