CMS 7th, 8th-graders fall to Bulldogs

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Cloverdale boys seventh and eighth-grade basketball teams faced off against Monrovia this past Monday with the seventh-grade falling to the bulldogs in a close contest, 30-28. The eighth-grade squad didn't fare any better falling to Monrovia, 40-30 at home.

The seventh-grade team was led in scoring by Trevor Lockwood with 11 points. He was closely followed by Jordan Brinkman with nine points.

The Clovers' scoring was capped off by Joe Fidler with five points and Charles Strunk chipping in with three.

In the eighth-grade game, Jordan Hayden paced the Clovers with eight points in the contest, while Chris Nees provided five points.

Josh Burdette and Frank Skiles scored four each and Seth Jonte and Kole Schroer had three points a piece in the loss.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Cloverdale hosted it's seventh-grade boy's basketball tourney, where the Clovers advanced to the finals against Eminence but came up short, losing 33-22, for a second-place finish.

In the first round, Cloverdale defeated Monrovia, 34-28, to make it into the finals.

Trevor Lockwood, led the Clovers in double-digits with 13 points. Jordan Brinkman had seven points while Ethan Atwood contributed six points in the win.

Charles Strunk scored five points and Joe Fidler chipped in with three points.

In the championship game, the Clovers displayed a balanced attack as Lockwood scored eight points and Fidler kept pace with six points.

Also contributing to the Clovers' cause were Brinkman with four points as Strunk and Rumley scored two points each.

Monrovia defeated Martinsville West in the consolation game, 55-52, to gain third place in the tourney.

Cloverdale will next be in action as they travel to Eminence tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Compiled by Caine Gardner

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