Little recovery time doesn’t deter Truckers
By Scott Bellile
Playing Shawano less than 24 hours after hosting Wrightstown worried Clintonville girls’ basketball coach Nick Yaeger, but the nonconference game ended in the Truckers’ favor.
“It looked like we were tired so I’m glad we could pull out this win,” Yaeger said.
The Truckers defeated the Shawano Hawks 43-33 on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Truckers went 20-9 in the first half and rolled further ahead in the second half despite Shawano more than doubling its own score.
“Megan Wittman hit some big threes for us at the end of the game that helped us get a bigger lead,” Yaeger said. “She really came through.”
The game was part of a double-header with the boys’ team against Shawano’s basketball teams.
The girls were 9-9 overall and 7-7 in conference play as of the beginning of this week.
Clintonville will play Luxemburg-Casco at home on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7:15 p.m. They’ll visit Fox Valley Lutheran on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:15 p.m.
Scoring: Autumn Voigt 15, Megan Wittman 9, Caitie Carpenter 8, Etta Sorenson 8, Catherine Morse 3. Leading rebounders: Morse 10, Voigt 8, Carpenter 7, Sorenson 7.
Wrightstown 53, Clintonville 39
Wrightstown proved to be a challenge to the Truckers in a North Eastern Conference game on Friday, Feb. 5.
“We had a hard time keeping up with their speed,” Yaeger said. “We didn’t protect the gaps like we needed to on defense and it costs us. Our free throw shooting was off tonight to shooting less than 50 percent (46 percent). The last two games we were above 75 percent.”
Wrightstown got off to a 33-15 lead in the first half. Yaeger said his girls played hard against a “very good team.”
“We still have some work to do and we will work hard to get better,” Yaeger said.
Scoring: Carpenter 13, Voigt 13, Morse 9, Erin Baumgart 2, Sorenson 2. Leading rebounders: Morse 13, Voigt 11, Sorenson 5.