A boys varsity basketball game between the Clintonville Truckers and Ripon Tigers went to overtime Friday, Dec. 3, with the Truckers suffering a heartbreaking loss, 55-56.
Ripon jumped out to a 13-8 lead over Clintonville in the first quarter, but Clintonville cut the lead to one at halftime, trailing by a score of 22-23.
In the third quarter, Clintonville was outscored 11-14 to trail 33-37 going into the fourth quarter. Both teams battled hard in the fourth quarter, and Clintonville’s Tyler Sawall hit a huge 3-pointer with 3.8 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.
In overtime, Ripon outscored Clintonville 9-8 to capture the win, despite a late 3-pointer by Patrick VanDaalwyk that brought the Truckers to within one before time ran out.
VanDaalwyk led the Truckers with 14 points, while Justin Reiter added 11 and Jake Riemer hit 10. Xavier Fletcher scored nine, Greg Kriewaldt added four, Sawall had three and Mike Fisher and Aaron Schmidt each scored two.
As a team, Clintonville shot 39.6 percent from the field, versus Ripon’s 39 percent. The Truckers made 42.9 percent of their 3-point shots, while Ripon made just 29.4 percent from beyond the arc. Clintonville shot 53.8 percent from the free throw line, while Ripon shot 33.3 percent from the stripe. Clintonville outrebounded Ripon 36-35 but Ripon had 12 assists compared to Clintonville’s nine.
Berlin 46 Clintonville 40
The Trucker varsity boys basketball team lost to Berlin by a score of 40-46 on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
Clintonville scored just two points in the first quarter and trailed 17-13 at halftime. The Truckers outscored the Indians 12-8 to take the lead in the third quarter, but Berlin outscored Clintonville 21-15 in the final frame to secure the win.
For the game, Clintonville shot 40 percent from the field while holding Berlin to just 32 percent shooting; however, Berlin made 35 percent of its 3-point attempts, while Clintonville made just one of seven 3-point shots.
Berlin shot 52 percent from the free throw line, while Clintonville shot just 36 percent from the charity stripe.
The Truckers were outrebounded 30-31 but won the battle of assists, tallying nine versus Berlin’s eight.
Patrick VanDaalwyk led the Truckers with 18 points, while Justin Reiter and Xavier Fletcher added five. Jake Riemer scored four, while Greg Kriewaldt had three and Tyler Sawall and Garrick Morgan had two. Aaron Schmidt added one for the Truckers.