CLAYTON -- Cloverdale boys' basketball fell on Friday night for the eighth consecutive time this season, this a 56-29 decision to the Cadets of Cascade High School.
The Cadets (8-3, 3-1) came out firing, scoring three different ways before Cloverdale (1-11, 0-3) head coach Pat Rady called a timeout exactly two minutes into the ball game. Zach Dorman was able to finally stop the bleeding at 11-0, grabbing an offensive rebound for an easy layup and the deficit stayed at 11 for the remainder of the first quarter.
Senior standout Jeffrey Hopper scored just nine first half points before committing his third foul late in the second quarter. Cascade's offense wouldn't miss a beat, as Eric Bobadilla's buzzer-beating three pointer capped a 35-point first half for the home squad. Cloverdale could manage only twelve points in that time.
In the third quarter, Cloverdale finally was able to make strides towards a comeback. Joe Fidler's three answered an early 4-0 run by Cascade and the senior's second superhoop of the quarter kept the second half scoring even at eleven.
Unfortunately for the Clovers, their 23-point halftime deficit was far too much to overcome.
The Clovers couldn't quite seem to chip away at the lead, eventually falling 56-29 on the road.
JT Thomas' 22 points lead the way for Cascade, and Hopper's 19 rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Cadets. Bobadilla finished with seven.
Dorman was the only Clover in double digits (11) and Fidler's six third quarter points were all he could muster. Mitch Williams ended the game with five points, Kade Schroer added three and Kedrick Collett contributed a first quarter layup.
Cascade is now 4-0 at home while Cloverdale is winless on the road at 0-4.
Coach Rady was unavailable for comment following the game.
Cloverdale plays again this Saturday night at home against Clay City.
Cloverdale 6 6 11 6 -- 29
Cascade 17 18 11 10 -- 56