Lady Clovers End Season With Sectional Loss To South Putnam
Cloverdale’s varsity girls’ basketball team, under the guidance of first-year head coach Matthew Langdon, traveled to Cascade High School on Tuesday night to compete in the class 2A sectional against South Putnam. Hotshooting on the part of the Lady Eagles led to a 68-39 loss for the Lady Clovers.
“All the credit goes to South Putnam and how well they shot the ball,” coach Langdon said. “Shooting over 60-percent from the field is almost unheard of. I thought our girls, for the most part, played good defense and we were able to limit our turnovers against their pressure, but there is just not much you can do when a team is that hot from the field.”
The Lady Clovers were led in scoring by junior Amilia “Mel” Nally with a season-high 16 points, followed by Paige Gruener with seven, senior Katie Fulkerson six, Bristy Skiles six, Sydney Shrum three and Bailee Stevens one. Nally not only led in scoring, but finished tops in field goal percentage with 50-percent at 5-for-10, shot 6-of-8 from the charity stripe, pulled down five rebounds, dished out two assists and had three steals. Shrum led the Lady Clovers in assists with four and in blocks with one.
For the season, Cloverdale finished with a record of 4-17, tallying wins over Union (Dugger), Turkey Run, Eminence and Eastern Greene.
“I thought this year was a nice step in the right direction for this program,” coach Langdon commented. “The girls are excited about having a very productive summer. With the majority of our girls returning and a very heavy laden senior group, we have high hopes for next year.”
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