Baxter Bolts zap Redhawks in Traer

North Tama guard Josh Dostal sets up for a drive to the basket against a Bolt defender last Friday night in Traer. PHOTO BY RUBY F. MCALLISTER

The girls’ and boys’ Redhawk basketball teams both lost to the Baxter Bolts in an Iowa Star South Conference Division match-up last Friday night, Dec. 16 in Traer. Both Bolts’ teams currently lead the conference with five wins apiece.

While North Tama’s girls’ team lost by 18 points, 45-27, the Redhawk boys ran up a more than 30 point deficit by halftime, eventually losing to the Bolts, 70-27.

Junior guard Jared Dvorak led the offense for the Redhawks with 8 points including two 3-pointers, while senior forward/guard Michael Schrier was the defensive leader with nine rebounds.

The Redhawks had 23 rebounds total in comparison to the Bolts’ 32. Turnovers plagued North Tama throughout the night – 26 to the Bolts’ 14.

While not the highest scorer for the Bolts against the Redhawks, Baxter senior forward Carson Scroggins – standing 6-foot-4-inches — several times caused mouths to drop in the Traer gymnasium by dunking the ball from a right side approach.

Redhawk senior forward/guard Lucas DeBoef reaches to save a missed North Tama field goal during the Dec. 16 Iowa Star South matchup with conference leader Baxter in Traer. PHOTO BY RUBY F. MCALLISTER

Stats were not available for the girls’ game in time for publication.

Following Christmas break, both Redhawk squads are set to face Belle Plaine on the road on Jan. 5, 2023, followed by Janesville at home on Jan. 6.


North Tama junior guard Izzy Hallett looks to pass the ball last Friday night in Traer during the Redhawks’ matchup with Iowa Star South conference leader Baxter. PHOTO BY RUBY F. MCALLISTER