Truckers overwhelmed in upset
Clintonville girls outscored in second half
The Clintonville girls’ basketball team suffered what head coach Nick Yaeger called “the toughest loss we have had this season by far” on Thursday, Feb. 11.
The girls lost 43-35 to Luxemburg-Casco in a North Eastern Conference game that initially took off in Clintonville’s favor.
“We were up 20-8 at halftime and playing the best ball of the season so far,” Yaeger said. “We were being patient on offense and only had two turnovers. Our defense was amazing in the first half.”
Then the second half rolled around and Luxemburg-Casco gained the upper hand.
“We really had a tough time with our bunny shots tonight,” Yaeger said. “We honestly could have had a 30-8 lead at the half. It really is frustrating.”
Nonetheless, Yaeger said he hopes his girls know how well they played in the first half because they showed athleticism that makes a team very tough to overcome.
Scoring: Catherine Morse 14, Caitie Carpenter 8, Autumn Voigt 8, Megan Wittman 3, Etta Sorenson 2. Leading rebounders: Voigt 9, Morse 6, Sorenson 6, Carpenter 5. Leading free throws: Voigt 4.
Clintonville 37, Little Chute 34
The Truckers put up a fight that made their coach proud at a home conference game on Feb. 9.
“This team showed a lot of heart tonight by getting this win,” Yaeger said following the game. “We were down most of the game and they kept doing just enough to stay within range.”
The Truckers trailed 16-11 at the half. Yaeger said some buckets scored near the end of the game helped bring about the win.
“We played some great team defense for most of the game and it kept us in it,” Yaeger said. “We needed to have great defense because we shot very poorly tonight, especially in the first half.”
Scoring: Carpenter 13, Voigt 11, Erin Baumgart 8, Morse 3, Sorenson 2. Leading free throws: Carpenter 9.
The Truckers will play at Marinette Friday, Feb. 19. Then regional play begins the next week. No. 7 seed Clintonville will host No. 10 Oconto Falls at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23.