STC bounced by Benton in regular-season finale

TAMA – Eleven different players scored as Benton Community ended a five-game losing streak with a 70-47 victory over the South Tama boys’ basketball team in Tuesday night’s regular-season finale.

Cam Touro scored 11 points to pace the Bobcats (8-13), while Adam Petzrelka added 10 points and Mitch Moser had nine.

South Tama (6-15) was paced by Jose Fonseca’s game-high 15 points. Sam Kuhter added 11 points, Brad Evans had seven and Daryl Bidwell six but the Trojans suffered their seventh consecutive defeat.

STC opens Class 3A District 11 play with Monday’s trip to Grinnell. The Tigers ousted South Tama 85-50 in their regular-season meeting Feb. 5 in Tama.