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Truckers rumble to victory over Irish

A consistent performance on offense helped the Clintonville girls’ basketball team roll to a 58-41 win over the Freedom Irish on Friday, Jan. 30.

Clintonville led 17-9 after one quarter and 35-24 at halftime.

Freedom outscored Clintonville 13-12 in the third quarter, but the Truckers regained the momentum and sealed the win by outscoring the Irish 11-4 in the fourth quarter.

Clintonville made 17 of 37 shots on the night (45 percent) including 4 of 7 from 3-point range (57 percent) and 20 of 26 from the free throw line (76 percent).

The Truckers also grabbed 21 rebounds and six steals to go with three blocks and only five turnovers.

Etta Sorenson led Clintonville with 14 points, while Caitie Carpenter added 12 points. Ali Johnson netted 11 points and grabbed five rebounds, and Autumn Voigt scored 10 and pulled down eight boards. Chrissy Betz added six points and Olivia Wagenson contributed five.

Little Chute 53, Clintonville 35

Cold shooting and a rash of early turnovers hurt the Truckers as they suffered a 53-35 loss at the hands of the Little Chute Mustangs on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Little Chute outscored Clintonville 17-9 in the first quarter, using quick ball movement and a few 3-point baskets to stake themselves to an early lead.

The Mustangs increased their lead to 28-18 at halftime, and their lead remained at 10 points after three periods with the score at 37-27.

The Truckers had reason to be optimistic heading into the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs ran off 16 points while holding Clintonville to just eight points in the frame to close out the game.

Clintonville made 15 of 52 shots (28 percent) including 2 of 8 from 3-point range (25 percent) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line (75 percent). Little Chute made 19 of 48 shots (39 percent) including 4 of 13 from downtown (30 percent) and all 11 of their free throw attempts.

The Mustangs outrebounded the Truckers 32-23, earning a 22-12 edge in defensive rebounds. Clintonville had 10 steals and forced 16 turnovers while Little Chute had nine steals and forced 14 turnovers.

Little Chute’s bench outscored Clintonville’s bench 22-5. The Truckers held a 6-4 edge in second chance points and a 7-4 edge in points off turnovers.

Voigt led Clintonville with 10 points and 13 rebounds. Sorenson added eight points and five steals, Johnson netted seven points, Carpenter and Wagenson both tallied three, and Betz and Danielle Kiefer each scored two.

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