Lady Clovers play well in loss Saturday
BLOOMFIELD -- Coming off its first win in the Putnam County Tournament's consolation game, the Cloverdale girls' basketball team was still playing well despite the 48-37 loss on Saturday to Eastern Greene, according to its coach Matthew Langdon.
The Clovers were able to get some decent scoring efforts from a few players with Abby Walker and Haley Hamm netting 12 and 11.
After a tough 18-6 first quarter, CHS fought back and gave its best offensive quarter in the second, scoring 15 to the Thunderbird 11.
"We got into too much of a hurry to start the game offensively and dug ourselves a 16-2 hole. But was very proud of our girls' response to that deficit," Langdon said. "We cut the lead to two points in the second quarter. We also came out of halftime well and won the third quarter."
The CHS defense held Eastern Greene to just six with Abby Walker knocking down four free throws and a three to help the Cloverdale score nine.
Yet the Thunderbirds were able to spread the ball around in the fourth to take the victory.
"Some missed layup opportunities and missed free throws in the fourth ended up being the difference in the game" Langdon said. "Last two games is the best basketball we have played all year and hope if we can continue to play at that level the wins will come."
Cloverdale will next play Tuesday against Dugger Union.
Cloverdale 6 15 9 5 -- 37
E. Greene 18 11 6 12 -- 48
Walker 12, Hamm 11, Combs 6, Pieper 4, Huge 2, Dorsett 2 Free throws: 10-22 (Walker 6-8, Combs 2-5, Hamm 2-3, Pieper 0-2, Helterbrand 0-3)