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Clovers put up 100, blow by Rox

Friday, February 17, 2006

Cloverdale -- Everyday, the Cloverdale Clovers shoot 100 3-point shots under clock pressure.

"Michael [Neese], Kyle [McCammon] and Chase [Haltom] have all been shooting right around 80 percent under the gun. Now, that's with no defense on them, but it seems like we've really been clicking this week," Cloverdale coach Pat Rady said.

That may be coach Rady's biggest understatement of the Cloverdale High School basketball season.

Led by a career-high 41-point scoring performance from Kyle McCammon, the Clovers hit 17-of-30 3-points shots Friday night in a 100-71 of the Rockville Rox.

"It was a joy to watch because it was within our offense. But we've played that way (against Edgewood). We're going to live and die with the three (-point shot). When its going in, it looks good. The kids have put in a lot of time and they've worked at it and we're pleased to see them reap some benefits of hard work," Rady said.

McCammon, who scored 24 points in the first half, hit 10-16 from 3-point range in his final game on the Cloverdale court and went to the bench to a standing ovation with over four minutes left in the contest.

And Chase Haltom, also playing his final game on the Clover court, was 6-9 from 3-point range in a 22-point performance.

Cloverdale played an up-and-down, full-court basketball game, attempting 75 shots from the floor. The Clovers shot 47 percent for the game.

"It was an exhibition. It fun to watch. I hate to admit that. (The Clovers) were making everything. They were making three-point shots that were hitting the rim and shooting up in the air 10 feet and coming back down (into the basket). That happened at least twice, if not three times," Rockville coach Dave Mahurin said.

Rockville (12-8) came into the contest on a four-game winning streak but found itself in a 13-4 hole to Cloverdale's Haltom in the first three minutes. Haltom scored Cloverdale's first 13 points.

McCammon didn't catch fire until the end of the first quarter, nailing back-to-back threes in the closing seconds to give the Clovers a 31-10 lead going into the second period.

"We put two (games) back-to-back where we're trying to push the ball up the floor, we're trying to fastbreak more and we've been working on our threes," Rady said.

McCammon exploded in the second quarter, hitting 5-of-7 from 3-point range and finished the first half with 24 points. He knocked in 13 more in the third quarter and four in the final quarter.

Cloverdale led 78-52 going into the fourth quarter. With the starters on the bench, the Clovers closed in on the century mark wiht 1:27 to play, going up 98-68. With 10.6 seconds to play, Craig Blair hit two free throws to set the final score.

The scoreboard read 101-71 when the game ended, but the two scorebooks corrected the final score after the contest.

At Cloverdale

Rockville 10 16 26 19 -- 71

Cloverdale 31 26 21 22 -- 100

Rockville (71 ) -- Mahurin 13-24 3-4 33, a. Bridge 5-12 6-7 16, Burgess 1-4 2-4 4, Vauters 1-4 2-2 4, R. Bridge 3-8 0-0 6, King 2-2 0-0 6, Jackson 0-0 0-0 0, Downs 0-0 0-0 0, Overpeck 0-0 0-0 0, Shoaf 1-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 FG, 13-17 FT, 71 TP.

Cloverdale (100) -- McCammon 13-20, 5-6 41, Cheatham 3-6 0-0 6, Lovins 1-5 0-2 2, Haltom 8-13 0-0 22, Neese 2-8 3-3 8, Blair 3-9 2-2 6, Dean 0-1 0-0 0, Shoulders 0-1 1-2 1, Faletic 2-7 0-0 4, Gregg 0-1 0-0 0, Cooper 1-4 6-8 8. Totals 33-75 FG, 20-23 FT, 100 TP.

3-Pt. Goals -- Rv 6-17 (Mahurin 4-7, King 2-2, A. Bridge 0-2, Vauters 0-2, r. Bridge 0-4), Cd 17-30 (McCammon 10-16, Haltom 6-10, Neese 1-2, Faletic 0-1, Gregg 0-1). Total fouls -- Rv 9, Cd 16. Fouled out: Lovins. Technical fouls -- None. Rebounds -- Rv 31 (A. Bridge 8), Cd 50 (Blair 9, Cheatham, Neese 8). Turnovers -- Rv 11, Cd 7.

Junior Varsity -- Cloverdale won, 42-29.

Next game -- On Feb. 24, Rockville (12-9) will host Clay City and Cloverdale (15-4) travels to Eminence.



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