ELNORA -- All season long, the Cloverdale boys' basketball team has struggled in close games. Contests with Clay City, Greencastle and Eastern Greene that were close at the end, all went the other way. Those three games had been the difference between being over .500, and the Clovers' 2-6 record heading into Friday.
With Friday's 64-62 win over Washington Catholic on the second day of the Graber Post Buildings Classic, Clover coach Pat Rady hopes his team has reversed this tendency.
"We finally broke the trend of close games. We were finally able to pull one out," Rady said.
Brandon Moon led the Clovers (3-6, 0-2 WCC) with 23 points in the victory. Craig Blair was next with 14.
The win broke a five-game skid for Cloverdale.
"I think it was good to get a win," Rady said.
Rady is happy with his young squad's progress, but he knows there are still improvements to be made.
"We still have a lot of work to do, but we're pleased with the win," he said. "I think the effort was there, and I hope we can build on this."
The Clovers face Southwestern (Hanover) at 4:30 p.m. today in the final day of action at the tournament. Southwestern advanced by defeating Evansville Day 84-18 on Friday.