Boys suffer close loss to Don Bosco

Tyler Chizek and Mitchell Boerm jump to block a Don Bosco shot. Photo by Alaina Jantzen
Lucas Hefty goes for the basket during the Don Bosco game held Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the North Tama gym. Photo by Alaina Jantzen

By Alaina Jantzen


On January 18 the North Tama boys also played Don Bosco at home in a conference game. The boys played a tough game but unfortunately lost to Don Bosco 57-64. Leading the team in points scored was Brendon Boerm with 18. Boerm made 8 of his 20 field goals, both of his free throws and had 3 assists. Following behind Boerm in points was Lucas Hefty with 14. Hefty made 6 of his 13 attempted shots, 2 of his 4 free throws, had 3 assists and 4 steals. Mitchell Boerm scored 11 points. Boerm made 4 of his 10 field goal attempts, 3 of his 5 free throws and had one assist. Cade Isenhower made 3 of his 7 shots earning 6 points. Isenhower had 4 assists and 2 steals. Tyler Cizek also scored 6 points. Cizek made 3 of his 7 attempted shots and had 4 assists. Jacob Wrage scored 2 points. Wrage made one of his 3 field goals and had one assist.

Head coach Brandon Clubb commented, “Don Bosco was a big time game with a big time atmosphere. We didn’t play 4 quarters of basketball. We let them get back into the game the second half and didn’t make stops when we needed to. We were still in the game with a minute and half left and couldn’t make our free throws. Then we were in a situation where we were forced to foul and Don Bosco did hit their free throws. “