Foxes pull away late in first half
By Erik Buchinger
CLINTONVILLE – The Trucker girls’ basketball team let the game slip away late in the first half in a 43-21 home loss to Fox Valley Lutheran on Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Clintonville freshman Elly Arndt led the Truckers with five points with four rebounds in the loss.
“We showed up with no intensity,” Clintonville head coach Nick Yaeger said. “We weren’t communicating out on the court. It wasn’t good.”
Clintonville junior Melany Lorge scored two of her four points on a layup that give the Truckers a 2-0 lead nearly four minutes into the game, but Fox Valley Lutheran scored the next 10 points for an eight-point lead.
Truckers’ freshman knocked down two jumpers, including a 3-pointer to cut the deficit to 10-7 before Fox Valley Lutheran went on a big run.
In the last 10 minutes of the first half, Clintonville was outscored 17-2, as Fox Valley Lutheran went into halftime with a 27-9 advantage, which the Truckers were unable to recover from.
Clintonville senior Catherine Morse and freshman Abby King scored four points, while senior Nicole Seefeldt and junior Kennedy Beyersdorf added two.
Fox Valley Lutheran’s Alyssa Charron led the Foxes with 14 points, and Sailor Brukardt scored 10.
The Truckers dropped to 1-20 overall, including 0-17 in the North Eastern Conference, while Fox Valley Lutheran improved to 13-8 overall and 10-7 in the conference.
Clintonville will return to the court on Friday, Feb. 17 at 7:15 p.m. against Marinette for the Truckers’ final home regular season game.