The Lady Truckers fell to Antigo in a thrilling contest that went to overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Antigo outscored Clintonville by four points in overtime to capture a 42-38 victory.
The Truckers fell behind early and didn’t retake the lead until the end of the third quarter. Antigo outscored Clintonville 19-11 in the first quarter, while neither team scored in the second quarter.
Clintonville outscored Antigo 23-15 in the third quarter and neither team scored in the fourth quarter, sending the game to overtime tied at 34.
Markiesa Westphal scored 10 points to lead the Truckers. Stacy Reinke added nine points, eight rebounds and four steals. Brittany Hoffman added seven, while Lauren Pugh scored five. Darcy Knaack tallied three. Steph Pinno and Dayna Seymour both scored two.
The Truckers shot just 9 of 48 from the field (18 percent) and 3 of 20 (15 percent) from 3-point range. Clintonville was 17 of 26 at the free throw line.
“We came out flat in the first half and got down early. The combination of first game jitters and cold shooting really hurt us to start,” said Coach Jennifer Soldner. “Antigo has a good team, and it was encouraging to see the girls continue to play hard and take them into overtime. Dayna Seymour and Darcy Knaack came up with key steals for us to switch the momentum in the third quarter. Brittany Hoffman shot excellent free throws, going 4 for 4 in overtime.”
Wittenberg 65, Clintonville 52
The Chargers and Truckers squared off in an exciting contest on Thursday, Dec. 1. The two teams traded leads at the end of the first and second quarter, and Wittenberg took a slim 27-25 lead into halftime.
In the third quarter, Wittenberg outscored Clintonville 17-15 to increase their lead, and sealed the game in the fourth quarter by outscoring the Truckers 21-12 to earn the 65-52 win.
Reinke led Clintonville with 23 points while Hailey Sorenson added 13. Westphal scored 6, Pugh added five, Knaack chipped in four and Heidi Krause scored 1.
As a team, Clintonville shot 18 of 46 (39 percent) from the field and 7 of 23 (30 percent) from 3-point range. The Truckers made 9 of 15 free throws (60 percent) and pulled down 28 rebounds. Clintonville had 11 steals but committed 32 turnovers.
The Truckers were outscored in the paint 26-12, but Clintonville’s bench outscored Wittenberg’s, 18-13.
The Lady Truckers will host Shawano on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Opening tip will be at 7:15 p.m.