Cold shooting and a rash of early turnovers hurt the Clintonville girls’ basketball team as they suffered a 53-35 loss at the hands of the Little Chute Mustangs on Tuesday, Jan. 27.
Little Chute outscored Clintonville 17-9 in the first quarter, using quick ball movement and a few 3-point baskets to stake themselves to an early lead.
The Mustangs increased their lead to 28-18 at halftime, and their lead remained at 10 points after three periods with the score at 37-27.
The Truckers had reason to be optimistic heading into the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs ran off 16 points while holding Clintonville to just eight points in the frame to close out the game.
Clintonville made 15 of 52 shots (28 percent) including 2 of 8 from 3-point range (25 percent) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line (75 percent). Little Chute made 19 of 48 shots (39 percent) including 4 of 13 from downtown (30 percent) and all 11 of their free throw attempts.
The Mustangs outrebounded the Truckers 32-23, earning a 22-12 edge in defensive rebounds. Clintonville had 10 steals and forced 16 turnovers while Little Chute had nine steals and forced 14 turnovers.
Little Chute’s bench outscored Clintonville’s bench 22-5. The Truckers held a 6-4 edge in second chance points and a 7-4 edge in points off turnovers.
Autumn Voigt led Clintonville with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Etta Sorenson added eight points and five steals, Ali Johnson netted seven points, Caitie Carpenter and Olivia Wagenson both tallied three, and Chrissy Betz and Danielle Kiefer each scored two.