Bulldogs take pair from Truckers
New London boys win in overtime
By Greg Seubert
Clintonville and New London basketball fans were able to see a few more minutes of basketball Dec. 14 as the two high schools renewed their nonconference rivalry.
New London needed a four-minute overtime period to pick up a 54-51 win in the boys’ game after Clintonville’s girls’ team fell to the Bulldogs 61-29 to start the doubleheader.
New London 54, Clintonville 51 (OT)
Brayden Branstrom’s 12 points helped Clintonville take a 23-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Bulldogs regained the lead after opening the second half with six unanswered points in the first minute to go up 26-23.
The Bulldogs eventually built a 38-30 lead, but consecutive three-pointers from Cole Rosenow and Braiden Behnke quickly cut New London’s lead to two points.
The Bulldogs led until Andy Lamia’s three-pointer gave the Truckers a 49-48 lead with 30 seconds remaining.
Kyle Wisniewski tied the game at 49-49 by hitting one of two free throws with 12 seconds to go.
That gave the Truckers plenty of time to set up a game-winning shot, but Jordan Wegener missed a shot and both teams headed to the bench to get ready for overtime.
Branstrom’s basket gave Clintonville a 51-49 lead, but a three-point play from Wisniewski gave the Bulldogs the lead for good. Owen Schluetter added two more free throws that gave New London a three-point lead.
The Bulldogs held Branstrom to three points in the second half, but he still led the Truckers with 15 points. Rosenow scored all 10 of his points in the second half.
Jackson Fields led New London with 19 points, while Wisniewski added 13.
New London 61, Clintonville 29
Lizzie Steingraber’s game-high 20 points helped lead the Bulldogs over the Truckers.
New London outscored the Truckers 27-12 in the first half. Clintonville never got any closer than 15 points in the second half and the Bulldogs ended the game with a 28-6 run.
Paeton Kringel scored 17 points for New London and Lauren Zwirschitz led Clintonville with 10.