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CHS girls drop WIC game

The Cloverdale varsity girls basketball squad visited Indian Creek Friday evening, Dec. 8, for a Western Indiana Conference East showdown. The Clovers came home with a disappointing loss, 49-36.

“We knew coming in that Indian Creek’s size, they start four girls 5-10 or more, could be difficult for us,” Cloverdale head coach Matt Langdon said. “They are very athletic. I really think they are one of the top three teams on our schedule. But, we felt coming in with how we’ve been playing, how we played against Edgewood, that we’d have a decent chance to get a big conference. It just didn’t turn out that way.”

The Clovers found themselves down 12-7 after one and 25-17 at halftime. The Braves extended their lead after three, 36-25 and finished with a 13 points win, 49-36.

Despite the outcome, coach Langdon was obviously proud of his squad’s defensive effort.

“Tonight, we did play well defensively I felt,” Langdon explained. “I told the girls if we could keep them in the 40s, I felt like we’d win the game. We kept them just under 50 points and so I thought even though they did hurt us on the boards, I thought defensively our effort was there all night long. That’s neat to see. Even on a bad game when you don’t get the outcome you want, you can still be proud of the girls effort.

“I think the one thing we didn’t do well, we were not aggressive on the offensive end. We’ve got to have more girls looking to score. Even if it’s not scoring, it’s aggressively looking to score that could create for others.”

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