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Trucks hold on, beat Indians

A three-point advantage in the fourth quarter spelled victory for the Clintonville Trucker boys’ varsity basketball team, as they defeated the Weyauwega-Fremont Indians on Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The Truckers led 10-9 after one quarter and were up 28-25 at the half. The Indians battled back in the third quarter to tie the game at 40 going into the fourth quarter. Clintonville managed to outscore Weyauwega-Fremont 15-12 in the final frame to earn a 55-52 nonconference victory.

Patrick VanDaalwyk led the Truckers with 28 points on 11-of-21 shooting. Xavier Fletcher added eight points and nine rebounds, while Greg Kriewaldt tallied seven points. Tyler Sawall netted five points and had six assists, while Colin Moon scored three, Jake Riemer hit for two points, and Justin Reiter added a pair.

The Truckers shot 48.8 percent from the field, and hit 58.3 percent of their shots from 3-point range. Clintonville shot just 54.5 percent from the free-throw line, shooting only 40 percent from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter.

Both teams pulled down 23 rebounds, but Clintonville moved the ball better on offense, racking up 15 assists compared to Weyauwega-Fremont’s seven.

Clintonville 47, Berlin 42

The Truckers jumped out to a 14-9 lead after one quarter, and led the Indians 31-18 at halftime. However, Berlin stormed back, outscoring Clintonville 15-5 to cut the Trucker lead to just three points heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final frame, Clintonville outscored Berlin 11-9 to earn the 47-42 victory.

VanDaalwyk again led the Truckers with 18 points. Fletcher added 11 with eight rebounds, while Kriewaldt and Riemer each scored five. Sawall, Justin Reiter, Aaron Schmidt and Mike Fisher each scored two.

Clintonville shot 43.9 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-pont range. The Truckers made 87.5 percent of their shots from the free-throw line and had 15 assists to Berlin’s four.

The Truckers’ next home game is Thursday, Feb. 3, against Freedom. Opening tip is scheduled for 7:15 p.m.

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