Local sports roundup – December 9


Clovers get past Indian Creek

Cloverdale escaped Indian Creek on Friday with a 77-75 victory over the Braves, who fell to 2-1 on the season.

The Clovers converted a pair of free throws with six seconds remaining, which proved to be the deciding points. Indian Creek guard Jared DeHart got a good look at a 3-pointer at the buzzer but was off the mark.

DeHart finished the game with 23 points, while teammate Trevor Ankney added 18. Indian Creek made 10 of 17 free throw attempts compared to Cloverdale’s 12 of 13 accuracy.


Braves improve record to 7-5

Senior guard Addie Rund knocked down three 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 20 points as Indian Creek downed visiting Cloverdale 49-36.

No one else reached double-figures for the Braves, though Hannah Grider came close with nine points. The Clovers (8-2) were led by junior forward Tori Combs with 15 points.


Burton to play in All-Star Game

Senior quarterback Chase Burton is one of 40 Division III student-athletes chosen to compete for Team Stars & Stripes in the 20th annual Tazón De Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) on Dec. 16 in Tijuana, Mexico.

Burton finished his senior season with 3,916 yards and 43 touchdown passes while guiding the Grizzlies to an 8-3 record that included the program’s ninth Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) championship in the last 11 years and a trip to the Division III playoffs.

He broke a pair of prestigious program records in 2017, setting new benchmarks for passing yards (11,579) and touchdown passes (121).

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Mike Beas is a sports writer for the Daily Journal. He can be reached at mbeas@dailyjournal.net.