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Clovers fall to Manual, defeat Shakamak


At left, giving up five inches to his counterpart, 6’3” junior Jake Wilkes (#24) controlled the opening tip-off in Friday night’s game over Manual junior, 6’8” Jalen Johnson (#32). At center, Cloverdale senior, 6’3”, Nick Winders (#12) battles Emmerich Manual junior, 6’7” I’jazz Abdulmumin (#30) and senior Owen McGaughey (#20) for a rebound Friday evening. At right, Parker Watts (#14) guards Manual’s 6’8”, 205 lb power forward/center Jalen Johnson. At left, giving up five inches to his counterpart, 6’3” junior Jake Wilkes (#24) controlled the opening tip-off in Friday night’s game over Manual junior, 6’8” Jalen Johnson (#32). At center, Cloverdale senior, 6’3”, Nick Winders (#12) battles Emmerich Manual junior, 6’7” I’jazz Abdulmumin (#30) and senior Owen McGaughey (#20) for a rebound Friday evening. At right, Parker Watts (#14) guards Manual’s 6’8”, 205 lb power forward/center Jalen Johnson. The Cloverdale varsity boys basketball team hosted the Emmerich Manual Redskins Friday evening, Feb. 16 for senior night, falling 78-46. The Clovers rebounded Saturday night, however, defeating the Shakamak Lakers on the road, 67-55.

The Redskins came into Cloverdale boasting players with heights of 6-9, 6-8, 6-7, 6-5, 6-3 and 6-2. Although they were outmanned in the height department, the Clovers never gave up against the lanky, long-limbed and seriously athletic Manual team.


AMANDA YORK | SPENCER EVENING WORLD AMANDA YORK | SPENCER EVENING WORLD After one quarter, the Clovers found themselves down 22-12 and 42-25 at halftime. The relentless pressure from the Redskins kept coming in the second half, overtaking the Clovers 22-12 in the third and 14-9 in the game’s final eight minutes.

Senior guard Jalen Moore was, at times, triple-teamed in his final home game, but that didn’t keep him from scoring a team-high 23 points. Jake Wilkes had 11, Parker Watts eight, Nick Winders three and Clayton Miller one.

The following evening, the Clovers visited Shakamak with a much different outcome, winning 67-55.

Cloverdale held a one-point advantage after the first quarter, 12-11 and found themselves up 34-28 at halftime. The score was 51-41 after three and held on for the 12-point lead.

Jalen Moore had an explosive night, scoring a game-high 41 points, including going 13-15 from the charity stripe. Jake Wilkes added 17, Nick Winders four, Jake Kelley two, Nolan Kelly two and Parker Watts one.


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