Clintonville finishes regular season at home
By John Faucher
The Clintonville boys’ basketball team hit 17 of 21 free throws in a North Eastern Conference shootout against Fox Valley Lutheran at home Monday, Feb. 22.
The Truckers defeated FVL 61-48, handing them their fifth loss of the season.
Clintonville scored 17 points off turnovers as they hit 80 percent from the line.
The Truckers held a six point lead with two minutes to go in the first half, but FVL fought back to tie the game at 28-28 by halftime.
In the second half, Clintonville held FVL to 20 points while putting in 33 points of their own to seal the victory. Leading scorers: Tyler Petermann 24, Nathan Krueger 20, Jordan Koeppen 6, Damon Lorge 5, Noah Hartleben 2, Kyle Finger 2, and Sam Wittman 2.
Luxemburg-Casco 94, Clintonville 58
LUXEMBURG-CASCO – The Truckers traveled to face the conference leading Luxemburg-Casco Spartans on Friday, Feb. 19.
Clintonville kept pace with the 16-1 Spartans in the first half, but fell 94-58 by the game’s end.
“We played a pretty good first half and maintained a tempo we were comfortable with. I thought it should have been only a 2 or 4 point difference in the first half,” said Clintonivlle Head Coach Shawn Howe.
“In the second half, Luxemburg-Casco controlled the tempo and we didn’t do a very good job of keeping composure. We shot over 53 percent but you have to get stops and limit their attempts,” siad Howe. The Spartans attempted almost 70 shots in the game.
Leading scorers: Tyler Petermann 17, Nathan Krueger 12, Sean Finger 9, Damon Lorge 8, Noah Hartleben 4, Jordan Koeppen 3, Sam Wittman 3, Kyle Finger 2.
The Truckers (4-13) host Marinette (6-10) on Thursday, Feb. 25 to end the regular season, and then opens up Division 2 Regional play at Bonduel on Tuesday, March 1.