Clovers fall despite sharp shooting against Clay City
CLOVERDALE -- Abby Walker came out hot when the Cloverdale girls' basketball team took on Clay City Monday, and the rest of the Clovers got decent looks but in the end the Eels took the victory 53-37.
Cloverdale took to the three-point shot early, knocking down three threes, two from Walker who was firing from Cooper Neese range.
"We challenged the girls defensively," CHS coach Matt Langdon said. "Clay City is one of those teams where it's not one thing to stop its many things to stop. They've got good shooters and good drivers and a good post player. When you have that type of team you've got to have five girls on defense and step up."
While at times CHS struggled it was easier for players like Payton Dorsett to get into the lane and get close shots.
Cloverdale managed to keep it close after two quarters, down 29-22 at halftime.
But the Lady Eels just had too much on the offensive end for Cloverdale to catch up once the Covers went down. CHS only scored six in the third.
"I thought with how the game went," Langdon said. "I just love the fight from this team. Every single night, no matter who we are playing and how good they are, it doesn't seem like they give up. They refuse to have that blowout game. Every single one it seems like they are fighting and putting themselves in position to win the game."
Clay City 18 11 12 12 53
Cloverdale 14 11 6 9 -- 37
Walker 4-9 3-4 14, Combs 4-8 4-9 12, Dorsett 3-9 2-3 8, Hamm 1-6 3
Walker 3-6, Hamm 1-5 Reb Combs 7, Walker 3, Dorsett 2, Hamm 2, Peiper 2, Huge 1, Helterbrand 1 Asst. Dorsett 2, Meek 1, Walker 1, Hamm 1, Stl. Meek 2, Helterbrand 1, Walker 1, Combs 1, Blk. Combs 3