Cloverdale, OV split WIC doubleheader; Moore scores 41

Saturday, January 6, 2018

CLOVERDALE — In a pair of one-sided affairs, the Cloverdale and Owen Valley basketball teams came away with a split Friday night.

Behind 41 points from Jalen Moore, the Cloverdale boys cruised to a 76-38 win over the visitors. In girls’ action, the Patriots topped the Clovers 55-31.

The Clover boys’ team honored the armed forces by wearing camo uniforms provided by the Army National Guard. The theme inspired the Clovers to attack, and they scored often and from everywhere to improve to 8-4 on the season and 3-1 in conference play.

“We wanted to pay respect to the National Guard and the people in our military,” Cloverdale head coach Patrick Rady said. “It was about appreciating the freedom to play this great game. We want to thank them for giving us jerseys to play in. We talked about giving 100 percent effort in everything we did. That was a way to show them respect and I think we did that.”

The Clovers used a 20-4 run in the third quarter to blow the game open. They took a 15-point halftime lead and jumped it up to 60-26 at the end of the third quarter.

Cloverdale shot 10-of-26 from behind the arc and a solid 27-of-64 for the game. The state’s leading scorer, Moore added to his totals as he pumped in a game-high 41 points.

“I thought we moved the ball well. We had good spacing, I thought we gave them different looks. We were balanced with a lot of people scoring,” Rady said.

The Clovers jumped out to an early 9-2 lead highlighted by a three-point play by Nick Winders. The Clovers ended the first quarter with a 15-8 lead.

“Nick Winders was a warrior tonight. He really rebounded the ball well for us and did a lot,” Rady said. “We kind of got manhandled on the boards in the past few games and we knew we needed to get better. Nick really stepped up tonight. That is what you want your seniors to do.”

Cloverdale stretched its lead in the second quarter. The Clovers methodically pulled further ahead behind a defense that only allowed six points by the Patriots in the quarter. Owen Valley managed only two field goals, while Cloverdale extended its lead to 29-14 at the intermission.

The Clovers put on an offensive display in the third period, hitting 11-of-20 shots and posted a staggering 31 points.

Moore picked up 17 in the quarter as he hit from long range as well as an assortment of drives to the basket and step backs.

Owen Valley turned the ball over nine times in the period and only scored eight points as the Clovers headed to final quarter with a 60-26 lead.

Both squads emptied their benches in the final stanza. The Clovers continued to move the ball and score well. They were able put 16 points on the board and set the final margin at 76-38.

Owen Valley struggled to score all night as they managed only 14 field goals on 36 attempts. They also had a tough time at the line, hitting 8-of-17 free throws. The Clovers outrebounded the Patriots 39-23 and only turned the ball over eight times on the night.

Keaton Richardson led the Patriots with 11 points as the only Owen Valley player in double figures.

Moore led all scorers with 41 points, while Jake Kelley supported the Clovers with 13 points, including 10 in the decisive third quarter.

“Jake is a player who works really hard on the defensive end. We believe that good things happen when you work hard on the defensive end and it did for Jake tonight,” Rady said.

The Clovers will host the Cascade Cadets next Friday with a share of the Eastern Division title up for grabs.

The Clover girls knew this was a tough week. They pulled a close win against Clay City on Tuesday and they had to play Owen Valley and Northview this weekend.

Friday night’s conference matchup against Class 3A #5 Owen Valley was perhaps a little too tough, as they fell to the Patriots 55-31.

“Obviously Owen Valley is a really good team. They are having a good season,” Cloverdale head coach Matthew Langdon said.

The Patriots jumped out to a big lead early, scoring the first 10 points of the game. Owen Valley hit a solid 7-of-16 shots from the floor, including two three-pointers by Abigail Herrington. Herrington and Payton Cattorini each scored eight points in the quarter for the Patriots and they led 17-7 at the end of the first period.

The Clovers had 11 first-quarter turnovers and the Patriots seemed to make them pay for each one of them as they nailed shots from everywhere.

“We had some things we wanted to do, but they came out and hit shots. We wanted to force some people to beat us and the Herrington girl knocked down a couple of threes,” Langdon said. “We had to give them something, but they are a good team.”

Owen Valley boosted its lead early in the second quarter. The Patriots jumped the lead to 25-9, but the Clovers cut the lead to seven with three straight treys, two by Abby Walker and one by Hailey Thomas. The Clovers couldn’t get over the hump as Owen Valley closed the half on a 10-1 run and led 35-19 going into the break.

“I was proud of how we fought back. We cut it to seven there in the second quarter, but they just hit shots. We’ve got to get better defensively. We are just not consistent,” Langdon said.

The Clovers really struggled in the third period. Owen Valley held Cloverdale scoreless in the quarter to blow the game open. The Clovers missed all 14 of their field goal attempts in the period and the long, athletic Patriots continued to take advantage by scoring 16 points of their own to boost the advantage to 51-19 at the end of three periods.

“Missed layups, turnovers have been a problem and against a team like this you can’t get by with it. They (Owen Valley) don’t let you take a breath. If you slow down they trap you,” Langdon said.

The Clovers managed to close the gap some in the fourth quarter, hitting a couple of three-pointers and holding the Patriots to just four points in the period. Unfortunately, this was too little, too late as the Patriots set the final margin at 55-31.

Herrington and Laura Godwin each scored 14 points to lead the way for Owen Valley. Cloverdale had no one in double figures, but Thomas led them with nine points, while Tori Combs had six points and 10 rebounds.

“We just didn’t make any shots. In the end it’s just one loss. It is just one game and we will try to regroup and get ready for the next game,” Langdon said.

Boys’ Game

OWEN VALLEY (38) – Herrington 1-4 0-2 2, Mauder 1-3 1-2 3, Wood 1-6 2-3 4, Marsh 0-1 0-0 0, Atkinson 2-6 4-8 8, Richardson 4-7 1-2 11, Roudebush 3-4 0-0 6, Boyd 1-1 0-0 2, Polich 1-2 0-0 2, Hubbard 0-0 0-0 0, Stout 0-0 0-0 0, Byerly 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 14-36 FG, 8-17 FT, 38 TP.

CLOVERDALE (76) – Winders 3-3 0-1 7, Watts 0-6 0-0 0, Wilkes 3-10 0-2 6, J. Kelley 5-9 0-0 13, Moore 14-30 9-12 41, N. Kelley 2-6 3-4 9, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Sims 0-0 0-0 0, Ashcraft 0-0 0-0 0, Gill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-64 FG, 12-19 FT, 76 TP.

Owen Valley 8 6 12 12 – 38
Cloverdale 15 14 31 16 – 76

3-point shooting – OV 2-12 (Byerly 0-1, Mauder 0-1, Wood 0-2, Atkinson 0-2, Richardson 2-5, Polich 0-1), CHS 10-26 (Winders 1-1, Watts 0-1, Wilkes 0-2, J. Kelley 3-6, Moore 4-12, N. Kelley 2-4). Rebounds – OV 23 (Herrington 2, Byerly 1, Mauder 2, Stout 1, Wood 2, Marsh 1, Atkinson 6, Roudebush 2, Boyd 1, Polich 1) CHS – 39 (Winders 9, Watts 1, Wilkes 9, J. Kelley 3, Moore 9, N. Kelley 3, Gill 1, Miller 1, Sims 2) FG Pct. – OV 38.9, CHS 42.2. FT Pct. – OV 47.1, CHS 63.2. Turnovers – OV 16, CHS 8.

Girls’ Game

OWEN VALLEY (55) – Schafer 1-3 0-0 2, Drake 2-10 4-4 9, Cattorini 4-11 0-0 8, Herrington 6-12 0-0 14, Godwin 5-5 4-4 14, Johnson 1-2 0-0 3, Richardson 1-1 1-2 3, Farris 1-2 0-0 2, Lighter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 FG, 9-10 FT, 55 TP.

CLOVERDALE (31) – Combs 3-9 0-2 6, Shrum 1-15 1-2 3, Walker 2-7 0-0 6, Thomas 3-9 0-0 9, McCracken 2-4 0-0 4, Price 0-0 0-0 0, Wade 0-4 0-0 0, Shedron 1-2 0-0 3, Shoemaker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 12-51 FG, 1-4 FT, 31 TP.

Owen Valley 17 18 16 4 – 55
Cloverdale 7 12 0 12 – 31

3-point shooting – OV 4-14 (Schafer 0-1, Drake 1-7, Herrington 2-5, Johnson 1-1), CHS 6-26 (Shrum 0-6, Walker 2-6, Thomas 3-7, Wade 0-4, Shoemaker 0-1, Shedron 1-2). Rebounds – OV 32 (Schafer 3, Drake 5, Cattorini 3, Herrington 4, Godwin 7, Johnson 4, Richardson 2, Farris 2) CHS – 32 (Combs 10, Shrum 5, Walker 1, Thomas 2, McCracken 6, Price 4, Wade 1, Shedron 1) FG Pct. – OV 44.7, CHS 23.5. FT Pct. – OV 90.0, CHS 25.0. Turnovers – OV 14, CHS 22.

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