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Jalen Moore scores 47 en route to Clover win


Jake Kelley gets into his defensive stance in a recent home game at Cloverdale. Kelley had a good night on defense with three blocks, but also came through big on offense with 11 points. 
AMANDA YORK | SPENCER EVENING WORLD Jake Kelley gets into his defensive stance in a recent home game at Cloverdale. Kelley had a good night on defense with three blocks, but also came through big on offense with 11 points. AMANDA YORK | SPENCER EVENING WORLD The Rockville boys basketball team finished up their regular season Tuesday evening, Feb. 20, and finished up their time on their home court. In the last game played at the Rock- A-Dome, the host Rox fell to the Cloverdale Clovers, 83-73. Rockville and Turkey Run will consolidate, after the school year, to become Parke Heritage High School and games will be held at the current Turkey Run gymnasium.

“What a place to play,” Cloverdale head coach Pat Rady said. “This atmosphere is great preparation for the state tournament. Our players were telling me they couldn’t hear me on the floor.”

The Clovers found themselves down 15-11 after the first eight minutes of play but rallied back to lead, 39-36 at halftime.


Senior standout Jalen Moore scored 47 points in the Clovers 83-73 win over the host Rockville Rox Tuesday evening. In doing so, Moore hit an outstanding 19-19 from the free-throw line. He currently leads the Hoosier state in scoring with 824 points and in points per game with 37.5 
AMANDA YORK | SPENCER EVENING WORLD Senior standout Jalen Moore scored 47 points in the Clovers 83-73 win over the host Rockville Rox Tuesday evening. In doing so, Moore hit an outstanding 19-19 from the free-throw line. He currently leads the Hoosier state in scoring with 824 points and in points per game with 37.5 AMANDA YORK | SPENCER EVENING WORLD The Clovers added another seven to their lead after three, 61-51 and the teams were even in the fourth, 22-22 for the 10-point CHS win.

“We didn’t contest shots very well. They shot 50 percent from the field and you can’t win very many games allowing teams to shoot that high of a percentage,” coach Rady explained. “However, we did force them into a lot of turnovers and that led to some easy baskets. This time of year it is so hard to score in the half court. Indiana coaches scout so well, that you have to find ways to score and the easiest is to get some baskets from your defense.”

Cloverdale senior Jalen Moore, who leads the state in scoring, poured in 47 points, including an incredible 19-of-19 from the freethrow line. Moore also led the team in assists with three and steals with six.

Jake Kelley added 11 points and three blocks, Nick Winders nine points and eight rebounds, Parker Watts seven points, Jake Wilkes five, Nolan Kelley three and M. Gill one.

“Offensively assistant coach Karl Turk had this scouting assignment and he felt we could get dribble penetration against their defense,” Rady said of the Clover offensive attack. “We were able to do that, and actually the majority of our made three-pointers were the result of getting the ball inside and kicking it out.”

The Clovers now have a week to prepare for the Class 2A sectional at South Putnam. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, Cloverdale will take on the Monrovia Bulldogs in the second game at 7:30 p.m.

“Monrovia is a team that has size and good outside shooting,” Rady noted. “We will need to defend paint area and limit them to one shot per possession.”

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