Four quarters of steady offense helped the Cllintonville girls’ basketball team earn a 54-31 win over the Waupaca Comets on Friday, Feb. 13.
Clintonville led 14-6 after one quarter and 27-18 at halftime. Their lead grew to 39-22 after three quarters, and the Lady Truckers outscored the Comets 15-9 in the final frame.
Clintonville made 24 of 63 shots (38 percent) including 2 of 11 from 3-point range (18 percent) and 4 of 6 from the free throw line (66 percent). Meanwhile, the Comets made 12 of 46 shots (26 percent) and 1 of 7 from long range (14 percent) while sinking 6 of 7 at the charity stripe (85 percent).
Clintonville earned a 36-30 edge in rebounding and had 15 steals compared to Waupaca’s six. The Truckers blocked three shots and committed only eight turnovers, while the Comets had 22 giveaways.
Clintonville earned an 8-5 advantage in second chance points and a 16-5 edge in points off turnovers.
The game featured a battle in the paint, as Clintonville’s Autumn Voigt scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Truckers. On the other end of the court, Waupaca’s Victoria Nowak scored 18 points and snared 12 rebounds.
Ali Johnson added 12 points for Clintonville, while Chrissy Betz and Etta Sorenson both scored six. Caitie Carpenter and Megan Wittman both scored four, while Emma Polzin contributed two.
Antigo 36, Clintonville 26
A non-conference matchup between the Truckers and the Antigo Red Robins ended in a 36-26 win for Antigo on Tuesday, Feb. 10.
Both teams got off to a slow start and the score was tied, 6-6, after one quarter of play.
The Truckers started the second quarter with a 5-0 run to take an 11-6 lead, but sloppy play through the remainder of the frame left the home team trailing 14-12 at halftime.
Antigo outscored Clintonville 22-14 in the second half to earn a 10-point win.
The Lady Truckers made 10 of 44 shots (22 percent) including 2 of 10 from 3-point range (20 percent) and 4 of 12 from the free throw line (33 percent). The team gathered 26 rebounds and earned 13 steals while blocking two shots and committing 15 turnovers.
Voigt led the team with 10 points and 18 rebounds with four steals and two blocks. Johnson added eight points, five steals and three rebounds. Carpenter netted six points and grabbed four rebounds, while Betz tallied two points.
Shawano 47, Clintonville 41
In another non-conference matchup, the Truckers took on the Shawano Hawks on Monday, Feb. 9. The Truckers, a Division 3 team, put up a good fight against the Hawks, who compete in Division 2. Unfortunately for Clintonville, the contest ended in a six-point loss.
Teddy Bear Toss
The Clintonville High School Student Council is sponsoring a Teddy Bear Toss event at halftime of the girls’ varsity basketball game against Ripon on Thursday, Feb. 19. Fans are encouraged to bring new, unused teddy bears or other stuffed animal up to 18 inches in size to the game and toss them onto the court during halftime. All donations will be delivered to Milwaukee Children’s Hospital.