2017-12-27 / Front Page

Lady Clovers brush off Eagles

CHUCK HESS

Friday evening, the Cloverdale varsity girls hosted the Brown County Eagles, earning a 51-48 win.

At the start, the Eagles flew in and scored the first few points, but, the Clovers soared back and took the lead.

First quarter highlights included a three-pointer from Clover Abby Walker and two outstanding layups from Clover Sammie Shrum. The first quarter ended 18-16, Clovers. The second quarter was a balanced effort on both ends of the court with each team scoring goals. At the half, it was a tied game, 31-31.

After half time, the Clovers held the Eagles to four points while only scoring nine of their own.

The third quarter, however, was the most brutal between the teams with equal offensive and defensive blocking and missed opportunities. The third quarter ended 40-35, Clovers.

The final period was now make-or-break time for both teams. At each end of the court, fouls outnumbered goals. Clearly, they were fighting for the win, but it would be the Clovers who would hold on to the end. The final score was 51-48.

Clover Sammie Shrum led the scoring with 15 points, followed by Abby Walker with 14, including four three-pointers. Tori Combs had 11, Lakkain Price five, Arianna McCracken four and Hailey Thomas two points.

“I was happy to see us pull out a close game,” Cloverdale head coach Matthew Langdon said after the game. “We missed too many free throws at the end of the game, but our defense got a couple of big stops. We did a much better job looking to attack the basket. We just must continue to work on finishing once we get there. (It’s) nice to get another conference win.”

With a record of 9-2, the Clovers will take part in the Lady Hotdog Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 23 at Frankfort High School.

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