2018-01-10 / Front Page

Lady Clovers fall to Patriots


Cloverdale’s Hailey Thomas brings the ball up the court against OV’s Dazia Drake. Thomas finished with a team-high nine points for the Clovers. Cloverdale’s Hailey Thomas brings the ball up the court against OV’s Dazia Drake. Thomas finished with a team-high nine points for the Clovers. With their foot on the gas from the opening tip, until the final buzzer sounded, the Owen Valley Lady Patriots secured first place in the Western Indiana Conference -East Division with a 55-31 win over Cloverdale.

Owen Valley dominated from the start, opening up a 10-0 lead before Clover coach Matthew Langdon called a timeout.

After the timeout, the Clovers rallied, getting as close as 13-7 before the end of the opening frame.

In the second, it was much of the same, with OV scoring 18 to the Clovers 12 for a 35-19 halftime score.

The Lady Patriots came out even more focused in the third period, owning the eight minutes with a 16-0 score. Heading into the game’s final quarter, the Patriot held a 51-19 lead and finished the game 55-31.


The Clovers Lakken Price (#23) battles Owen Valley’s Katie Farris (#40) for the rebound. The Clovers Lakken Price (#23) battles Owen Valley’s Katie Farris (#40) for the rebound. The Clovers were paced by Hailey Thomas with nine, followed by Abby Walker with six, Tori Combs six, Arianna McCracken four, Sammie Shrum three and Kiley Shedron three.

“You have to give credit to Owen Valley and coach Temples, they were just the better team tonight,” Cloverdale coach Matthew Langdon said. “Really in every aspect of the game, they just hit shots tonight, hit the open shot and were just a step quicker than us.

“I thought their defensive effort was just a little bit better than ours. The intensity they brought on defense was more than we brought and so all the credit goes to them,” Langdon explained. “We talked to the girls after the game and it was not how we wanted to play, but in the end, it only counts as one loss, it doesn’t count as any more than that. Yes, we would have liked to have made it more competitive, but it’s been a great season for us to be able to beat some of the teams we’ve been able to beat that we kind of fell short (on) last year. This was one of those game that we fell short last year and wanted to be able to come (out) on top, but it didn’t turn out that way.”

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