The Trucker boys’ varsity basketball team pushed their winning streak to five games with a 42-28 win over the Omro Foxes on Thursday, Jan. 30.
Omro led 5-4 after one quarter, but Clintonville took a 14-12 lead into halftime.
The Truckers got rolling in the second half by outscoring Omro 15-10 in the third quarter and sealed the win by outscoring the Foxes 13-6 in the final quarter of play.
Clintonville made 12 of 28 shots (42 percent) and hit 5 of 12 3-point shots (41 percent). The Truckers also made 13 of 21 free throws (61 percent).
The Truckers grabbed 21 rebounds, tallied nine assists, nabbed nine steals, blocked three shots and turned the ball over 12 times. Omro had six steals and 16 turnovers, as well as 20 personal fouls.
Andy Schmidt led Clintonville with 18 points while Tyler Petermann scored 11. Turner Doornink dropped in seven points and Aaron Teske contributed five points. Emmett Battenberg added one point.
New London 44
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 9-5 lead and still held a 16-14 advantage at halftime, but the Truckers outscored New London 16-11 in the third quarter and 21-17 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.
The Truckers made 14 of 28 shots (50 percent) and 4 of 7 from 3-point range (57 percent). The team also hit 19 of 30 free throws (63 percent).
New London made just 14 of 44 shots (31 percent) and hit 10 of 32 shots from beyond the arc (31 percent). The Bulldogs made 6 of 9 free throws (66 percent).
The Bulldogs had a 25-22 rebounding advantage, and had 12 assists to Clintonville’s 10. The Truckers had nine steals and four blocks, and both teams turned the ball over 12 times. Clintonville committed nine fouls, while New London was whistled for 21 fouls.
Schmidt led Clintonville with 17 points and Doornink added 11. Teske scored eight, Battenberg and Petermann both netted five, Ross Westphal contributed four and Parker Mindel added one.
Jacob Pinch scored 17 to lead New London, while Ryan Krueger added 12. Sam Porath poured in eight, Ty Barrington added three, and Tyler Jagiello and Nick Thomas both scored two.
The Truckers play at home on Friday, Feb. 14. Opening tip is set for 7:15 p.m. The 1989 boys state basketball team will be honored at halftime of that game.
The Bulldogs play at home on Tuesday, Feb. 11. Opening tip is set for 7:15 p.m.