The Clintonville boys’ varsity basketball team put on a show on Monday, Jan. 20, outscoring the Wittenberg-Birnamwood Chargers 45-15.
Clintonville led 11-2 after one quarter and 22-8 at halftime.
In the third quarter, the Truckers outscored the Chargers 18-6 to take a 40-14 lead. Clintonville kept the momentum in the fourth quarter, outscoring Wittenberg-Birnamwood 5-1.
The Truckers made 18 of 44 shots (40 percent) and hit 6 of 13 3-point shots (46 percent). The home team made 3 of 8 free throws (37 percent).
The Chargers made just 5 of 35 shots (14 percent) and 1 of 17 3-point attempts (5 percent) while hitting 4 of 6 free throws (66 percent).
Clintonville had a 31-19 rebounding advantage and had 10 assists to Wittenberg-Birnamwood’s three.
The Truckers nabbed 19 steals, while the Chargers earned seven. The Truckers turned the ball over 20 times, while Wittenberg-Birnamwood had 21 turnovers.
Andy Schmidt scored 14 points to lead Clintonville, while Tyler Petermann added 13. Emmett Battenberg added six, Parker Mindel tallied four, and Skyler Lehman, Nick Hogen, Turner Doornink and Aaron Morse all had two.
Clintonville 52, Weyauwega-Fremont 47
The team turned a four-point halftime deficit into a five-point victory on Tuesday, Jan. 21, as they visited the Weyauwega-Fremont Indians.
The Indians led 11-8 after one quarter and 19-15 at halftime.
The Truckers came to life in the third quarter, outscoring Weyauwega-Fremont 18-16 to pull within two points of the lead going into the fourth quarter.
In the final period, Clintonville scored 19 points while holding Weyauwega-Fremont to 12 points, erasing the two-point deficit and securing a 52-47 victory.
The Truckers made 19 of 40 shots (47 percent), 6 of 16 from 3-point range (37 percent) and 8 of 11 (72 percent) from the free throw line. The team also gathered 22 rebounds, notched 10 assists, earned eight steals, posted three blocks, turned the ball over nine times, and was whistled for 15 personal fouls.
Schmidt led Clintonville with 19 points, while Petermann added 14. Doornink scored eight, Battenberg added five, and Hogen, Mindel and Aaron Teske all scored two.
Clintonville 33, Berlin 12
The Truckers led 8-5 after one quarter and 11-5 at halftime, but the offense came to life in the third quarter. Clintonville outscored Berlin 15-3 in the third quarter and 7-4 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory in a low-scoring game.
Clintonville made 12 of 37 shots (32 percent) and 5 of 16 3-point shots (31 percent) and 4 of 6 (66 percent) from the free throw line.
The Truckers outrebounded the Indians 28-17 and had seven assists to Berlin’s three. Berlin turned the ball over 17 times, while Clintonville had 14 turnovers. The Truckers were whistled for 13 fouls, while Berlin committed eight fouls.
Clintonville 48, Winneconne 36
Clintonville led 10-2 after one quarter and 24-15 at halftime. They outscored the Wolves 8-5 in the third quarter and kept pace in the fourth quarter, where both teams scored 16 points, to preserve the win.
Schmidt led Clintonville with 21 points, while Petermann scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Doornink added eight points. Teske scored five, Hogen added four and Lehman added one.
The Truckers hit 15 of 28 shots (53 percent) and made 5 of 11 from 3-point range (45 percent). The team also made 13 of 20 free throws (65 percent).
Clintonville plays at home on Thursday, Jan. 30. Opening tip is set for 7:15 p.m.