Clovers handle Eels easily, play Greencastle next
The Lady Clover basketball team hit the road Tuesday to face Eminence after more than a week off. The visitors looked fresh and they handled the Eels 68-25.
"I didn't think anybody tried to force anything tonight," Clover coach Matt Langdon said. "I thought we did a good job with penetrating and getting easier looks. We shot 54 percent from the field which is definitely our season high."
Throughout the game the Lady Clovers thoroughly took and made good shots. They jumped to a big early game lead and outpaced Eminence.
Cloverdale (5-3) scored 23 and then 20 for 43 first-half points to Eminence's six.
"I was just very pleased with our shot selection," Langdon said. "I thought we did a good job of working the ball around and finding the good shots."
Those good shots took a toll on the Eminence team who struggled to keep pace, though Eminence did manage to win the third quarter 15-10, but Bailey Stevens the leading scorer with 22 along with Abbey Walker and Payton Dorsett led the way in shots as the Clovers now look to the Putnam County showdown at McAnally Center on Friday against Greencastle.
"We just have got to be ready for their intensity," Langdon said. "We saw (Tuesday) that when we are the aggressor we can do good things. We can not let a team like Greencastle outwork us. We have to match the aggressiveness in the defensive end and the offensive end. We have to trust our game and definitely play better defense than we did at the county finals."
Greencastle 23 20 10 15--68
Eminence 3 3 14 5 -- 25
Fouls 10 9
Cloverdale Stevens 22 pts, Walker 12 pts, Dorsett 10 pts, Winders 9 pts, Hamm 6 pts, Pieper 4 pts, Hamm 6 pts, Huge 3 pts, Worthington 2 pts