Trojets start slow in each half in loss to Redhawks

BLAIRSBURG – Slow starts at the beginning of each half left the Northeast Hamilton girls’ basketball team with little chance to compete for its first victory of the season here Friday night.

North Tama outscored the Trojets 12-2 over the initial eight minutes and 17-3 in the third period in its 60-24 Iowa Star Conference road victory.

“We always dig ourselves a hole and we’ve got to figure out a way to put an end to that,” NEH head coach Adam Vorrie said.

The Redhawks (7-4, 7-2 ISC) led 27-15 at the intermission and 45-18 after three quarters.

Anna Kvidera went off for 17 points, and Abbie Schafer and Sam Zobel both had 10 for North Tama.

Andi Anderson knocked down four of Northeast Hamilton’s nine field goals and finished with a team-best nine points.

“She’s very aggressive … really scrappy,” Vorrie said of Anderson. “We’ve got someone who can consistently score some points for us now. She gets in there and gets those missed (shots) and puts them back for us, which is nice to have.”

Devyn VanKooten chipped in six points for the Trojets (0-9, 0-8 ISC), and Leah Meyer finished with four.