Clintonville girls drop two conference games
By Scott Bellile
The Clintonville girls’ basketball team dropped two North Eastern Conference games last week.
Wrightstown 71, Clintonville 37
WRIGHTSTOWN – The Truckers’ struggles with defense and keeping up with the ball put them behind at 52-15 at halftime on Friday, Dec. 12.
Clintonville coach Nick Yaeger said it wasn’t Clintonville’s night but he was proud of the way the girls fought in the second half.
“They never quit, and that is very important. Very proud of that,” Yaeger said. “There is a lot we need to work on and we will continue to do so and improve. Definitely a game we can learn from.”
Etta Sorenson led scoring with 14 pounds and Catherine Morse led rebounds with nine.
Etta Sorenson: 14 points, 4 rebounds.
Autumn Voigt: 9 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist.
Erin Baumgart: 5 points
Maddi Didier: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist.
Catherine Morse: 3 points, 9 rebounds.
Megan Wittman: 3 points, 4 rebounds.
Abby Wagenson: 2 rebounds.
Denmark 57, Clintonville 42
CLINTONVILLE – The Truckers played tough defense against the Demark Vikings on Dec. 8, but Yaeger said two factors led to Clintonville’s loss.
One, he said, was the Viking hit five three-pointers in the first 10 minutes for a 10-point lead.
The other reason was the Truckers didn’t pass well tonight and it led to too many turnovers, he said.
The Vikings led 24-23 at the half.
“Denmark is a very good team,” Yaeger said. “They are well balanced. I am proud of the way [Clintonville] battled back on two separate occasions. They showed a lot of heart. It’s a long season and we will keep working to get better.”
Junior Catherine Morse led the Truckers in points and rebounds with 13 each.
Morse: 13 points, 13 rebounds.
Caitie Carpenter: 10 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Voigt: 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Baumgart: 6 points, 1 assist.
Wittman: 3 points, 1 rebound.
Sorenson: 1 point, 1 rebound, and 1 assist.
Didier: 6 rebounds, and 1 assist.