CLAYTON -- The Cloverdale Lady Clovers hoped to get on the right side of things Wednesday night, but a powerful second half by Cascade put those thoughts to rest. The Clovers lost 62-38 to the Cadets.
After Cascade won the opening tip, Cloverdale's Allie Franklin was the first to score with a nice jump shot.
With 3:38 to go, the Clovers called a time out to re-assure the girls of what the game plan was.
Cascade was leading 6-5 when the game resumed. Senior Kristin McCammon was able to help her team by hittin a three-pointer and her foul shot. However, Alex Morgan of the Cadets hit a last second three to put her team ahead 15-13.
Both teams seemed to be lacking in the beginning of the second because neither scored until Cascade broke the ice nearly three minutes in. Cascade continuing to lead 27-15.
Contributing factors to Cloverdale's complications were the fact that Cascade would bring the double team when they tried to inbound the ball and that their passes were either mistimed or intercepted allowing the Cadets to score easy points.
But the Cadets weren't the only ones scoring baskets.
McCammon once again helped her team by hitting two baskets for four points and also hitting her foul shot once again to bring the Clovers within five with 1:30 to go in the half. That was the closest that the Clovers would come to the Cadets for the rest of the game.
The second half was when the Clovers seemed to come alive and started playing strong on both ends of the court and weren't having trouble with getting the ball over the half court line. But passing mistakes and miscommunication along with Morgan once again lighting up the score board for the Cadets allowed Cascade to have a 48-33 lead going into the fourth and final quarter.
The same problems seemed to plague Cloverdale throughout the fourth quarter. Missed shots, passing mistakes, and allowing the Cadets to find holes in their defensive strategy for easy points inside, were key factors in the downfall of the Clovers.
With 2:24 left in the game, both teams cleared their benches. Cascade came away with the win 62-38.
The Clovers were outscored by the Cadets in the second half 33-16, including 14-5 in the fourth quarter.
Clover head coach James Wade didn't have much to say about the game except for about the defensive strategy.
"We just couldn't stop their post. She's a really good player and we couldn't keep her from scoring tonight," he said
Cloverdale: 13 22 33 38
Cascade: 15 29 48 62
Cloverdale -- Franklin 12, K. McCammon 12, Shepherd 6, Rightmyer 4, H. McCammon 4
Cloverdale's JV was also in action and were unable to come away with the victory. Cascade won 30-13.
Junior Varsity results
Cloverdale: 2 1 2 8
Cascade: 10 6 8 6
Next game -- Cloverdale with host North Putnam Friday night for Homecoming at 6 p.m.