CLINTON -- The Cloverdale girls' basketball team came up short against South Vermillion last Thursday 48-38.
The team put together a solid first half, leading 23-21 at the break. Head coach Matthew Langdon acknowledged his team's first half performance on the night.
"I thought tonight was one of the best first halves we have played all year," Langdon said. "We were able to put some points on the board and we moved well on our zone. But coach (Tim) Terry is a great coach and knows the game well. He had his girls ready to play the second half.
"The outcome was largely decided by a late third quarter run by them. We fought to come back in the fourth but we just put ourselves in too much of a hole. Very proud of our girls effort tonight. I thought it was a good step in the right direction for us," Langdon said
The Clovers were outscored 18-4 in the third quarter, putting them clearly behind the eight ball entering the fourth quarter. Cloverdale went on to outpace South Vermillion 11-9 in the final quarter, but fell 48-38.
Sydney Shrum was huge for the Clovers, posting a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds. Bristy Skiles had nine points, with Paige Sinks adding six, Katie Fulkerson four and Paige Gruener one point in the loss.