Winning streak continues for Cloverdale boys

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Cloverdale boys' basketball team continuedits torrid pace though the second half of its schedule with a thrashing of the visiting Turkey Run Warriors, 92-43.

After the loss at ninth-ranked Clay City on Jan. 17. the Clovers have really turned it on. In their last four games the lowest margin of victory is a 27 point win over Owen Valley. The other three games they have each won by over 40 points.

Cloverdale has a very potent offense and that showed tonight as they had six players in double figures.

"We want to get everyone in double digits, we want to move the ball as best as we could and get it to the open man every single time," Cloverdale senior Marquise Moore said.

"It is a lot of fun. I like to get everybody involved," Cloverdale senior KJ Coleman said.

"I thought they had focus. We challenged them to play focused and to come out and take it serious. They are a very fundamental team and they are very good shooters," Cloverdale head coach Pat Rady said. "We did a good job of controlling the tempo of the game."

Cloverdale opened the game on a torrid pace, shooting 11-for-18 from the floor to take a 27-11 lead into the second quarter.

In the first quarter Cloverdale forced 11 turnovers in the first quarter leading to 17 points.

The second quarter was much of the same as the Clovers scored 29 points on 50 percent shooting and forcing six turnovers.

In the first half alone, Cloverdale stole the ball 18 times while only turning it over five times while assisting on 13 of their 21 baskets.

"We have been causing chaos and it is a style we have been working on and we are very pleased with the pressing. It is something we work a lot on in practice," Rady said. "We are getting good pressure on the ball."

The Clovers continued their run and scored 24 points in the third along with four 3-pointers. The Clovers added six assists in the quarter.

After the Clovers pulled their starters in the third quarter the scoring went down but intensity of the younger kids was undeniable.

Sophomore Jalen Moore scored eight straight points to energize the crowd before he was taken out for the night early in the fourth quarter.

The Warriors could not get anything going in any quarter besides the second when they caught fire, other than that the Clovers held them in check the entire game.

The Clovers assisted on 20 shots in the game, a testament to their good team game.

"We had good ball movement. I was very pleased with the assists," Rady said.

The Clovers still have some things to work on even after the blowout wins they have had recently before sectional rolls around and the Clovers have high hopes for this year.

"(We want to) win," Moore said. "It is going to be tough but we will be prepared for it."

"We are looking forward to it," Coleman said. "That is our goal every day in practice."

"We need to improve our half-court defense. There is always room for improvement. I do not care how good you think you are," Rady said. "We want to improve every time we step on the court. It was a good effort tonight."

At Cloverdale

Turkey Run 11 11 17 4 - 43

Cloverdale 27 29 24 13 - 92


Turkey Run (43): Davis 4-8 0-0 8, Munoz 4-5 0-0 8, D. Ferguson 2-4 1-2 6, Jones 2-5 0-0 6, J. Ferguson 1-3 2-2 4, Hunt 2-2 0-0 4, Bro. Mitchell 2-4 0-0 4, England 1-4 0-0 2, Bra. Mitchell 0-1 1-2 1 TOTALS: 18-42 (3-12) 4-6, 43.

Cloverdale (92): Coleman 7-11 4-4 21, M. Moore 6-11 1-3 15, Neese 5-10 4-4 14, Scott 6-8 1-3 13, Duff 4-7 0-0 12, J. Moore 4-8 1-2 11, Hall 1-2 0-2 2, Lotz 1-3 0-0 2, Winders 1-4 0-0 2, Heavener 0-1 0-0 0, Pfaff 0-3 0-0 0. TOTALS: 35-68 (11-26) 11-18, 92.

Rebounding (Total-offensive)

TRHS (21-3): Davis 3-1, Hunt 3-0, Bro. Mitchell 3-0, Munoz 3-1, England 2-0, Jones 2-0, Bra. Mitchell 2-0, J. Ferguson 1-0.

CHS (31-17): Coleman 7-3, Scott 6-3, J. Moore 5-2, Duff 3-2, Lotz 3-2, Neese 2-2, Pfaff 2-1, Hall 1-1, White 1-0, Winders 1-1.

Assists: TR 11(D. Ferguson 4) C 20 (M. Moore 7, Coleman 3, J. Moore 3, Duff 2, Neese 2, Scott 2, Pfaff 1). Blocks TR 0, C 2 (Coleman 1, Hall 1). Steals TR 8 (Hunt 4) C 27 (Coleman 6, Neese 6, M. Moore 5, White 3, Scott 2, Hall 1, Heavener 1, Lotz 1, J. Moore 1, Pfaff 1).

Turnovers: TR 30, C 11. Fouls TR 13, C 14.

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