A strong first half helped the Little Chute Mustangs set the tempo of the game during their 50-28 win over the Trucker boys varsity basketball team on Tuesday, Dec. 17.
The Mustangs led 11-4 after one quarter and 28-11 at halftime. They kept up the pressure in the third period, outscoring Clintonville 13-7. The Truckers closed out the game by outscoring the Mustangs 10-9 in the final frame.
Little Chute made 18 of 41 shots (43 percent) while Clintonville made 12 of 32 attempts (37 percent). The Mustangs hit 8 of 18 3-point shots (44 percent) while the Truckers made 4 of 15 (26 percent). The Mustangs were 6 of 10 from the free throw line, while the Truckers missed the lone free throw they attempted.
On the boards, Little Chute held a 22-17 advantage. The Mustangs had 14 assists to Clintonville’s 7, and Little Chute also had 10 steals, while Clintonville had just three thefts. Both teams notched three blocked shots.
Turnovers proved costly for the Truckers, as they coughed the ball up 20 times. The Mustangs had 12 turnovers in the game.
Little Chute committed just five fouls during the game, while Clintonville was whistled for 10 fouls.
Little Chute had three players score in double figures, while none of Clintonville’s players reached double digits.
Andy Schmidt scored eight points to lead the Truckers, while Tyler Petermann and Aaron Morse both netted five. Turner Doornink added four, and Parker Mindel, Emmett Battenberg and Aaron Teske all scored two.