It wasn’t pretty, but the Clintonville boys’ basketball team stayed alive in the WIAA state tournament March 6 with a 36-21 home win over Wittenberg-Birnamwood.
The Truckers will head to Peshtigo to face the Bulldogs at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, for a Division 2 regional championship.
Clintonville, which had a bye in the first round of the tournament, took a 7-5 lead into the second quarter and led 12-8 at halftime and 20-14 after three quarters before outscoring the Chargers 16-7 over the final eight minutes.
Tyler Petermann was the only player in the game to finish in double figures, as he led the Truckers with 12 points.
In other regional semifinal games from March 6, Hortonville beat Antigo 50-49 and Shawano topped New London 60-41 in Division 2; Iola-Scandinavia beat Bonduel 46-40 and Amherst defeated Shiocton 65-54 in Division 4; and Almond-Bancroft elmininated Wild Rose 36-34 in Division 5.
Other regional finals set for March 7 involving area teams are Hortonville at Shawano, Iola-Scandinavia at Amherst and Almond-Bancroft at Port Edwards. Tipoff for all three games is set for 7 p.m.