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A COMPLETE EFFORT...
Tristin Sowers (left) and Zach Parrett (right), came up big in helping shut down a potent Miami East team in an impressive 43-33 win over the Vikings.

Trevor Miller knocks down a trey for the Buccs for three of his 13 points.
2016-17 BASKETBALL LINKS

2016-17 SCHEDULE

12/9/16
12/10/16
12/13/16
12/16/16
12/20/16
12/23/16
12/29/16
12/30/16
1/3/17
1/6/17
1/10/17
1/13/17
1/17/17
1/20/17
1/27/17
2/3/17
2/4/17
2/7/17
2/10/17
2/14/17
2/17/17
2/18/17
2/24/17
2/28/17

@ Franklin Monroe
@ Versailles
Newton
Bradford
@ Arcanum
@ Twin Valley South
Lehman @ Piqua
Russia @ Piqua
Milton-Union
Tri-County North
National Trail
@ Miami East
@ Houston
@ Fairlawn
Bethel
@ Ansonia
Coldwater
Tri-Village
@ Newton
New Bremen
Mississinawa Valley
@ Anna
Ansonia (T)
Jackson Center (T)

L 47-54
L 42-70
W 62-45
W 70-59
W 43-41
W 45-43
W 58-48
L 38-52
L 33-36
WIN
L 60-61
W 43-33
W 47-37
L 52-81
L 53-60
W 57-38
L 55-67
L 38-64
W 65-49
W 51-41
L 54-57
L 42-74
W 48-40
L 41-49

2016-17 CCC STANDINGS

Team

CCC

ALL

Bethel 12-0 19-3
Franklin Monroe 10-2 16-6
Tri-Village 9-3 15-7
Covington 7-5 11-11
Twin Valley South 7-5 9-13
Ansonia 6-6 12-10
National Trail 6-6 10-12
Miami East 5-7 11-11
Arcanum 5-7 9-13
Mississinawa Valley 4-8 8-14
Tri-County North 3-9 4-18
Newton 2-10 6-16
Bradford 2-10 2-20

JANUARY 13, 2017 - COVINGTON
The Covington Buccaneers put together arguably their most complete effort of the season on Friday in a 43-33 win over a traditionally strong Miami East team.

And it was "Defense" that set tone early as it sparked a 7-1 lead before Miami East's Austin Rutledge was able to knock down three for the first Viking bucket nearly five minutes into the game. In all, the Covington defense was phenomenal throughout, holding Miami East to just 32 field goal attempts in the game - only 9 shots finding the bottom of the net, six twos and three treys.

The other eight points came on eight Viking free throws on 21 attempts.

The fast start by Covington was sparked by buckets by Jayce Pond, Trevor Miller and Nathan Blei, plus a Miller, but Miami East was able to close the gap to 9-7 after one with another trey by Dalton Taynor.

Miller started Covington off with a basket to start the second, but was forced to the bench with his third foul.

Tristin Sowers and Kenny Atkinson picked up the slack as Sowers connected on a pair of buckets inside and Atkinson hit on a ten-footer to help the Buccaneers much its lead to 19-15 at the break.

Covington continued its defensive pressure in the third quarter and was able to put some separation on the scoreboard as Tristin Sowers and Nathan Blei combined for ten points of the 14 points scored in the frame and Zach Parrett hit on a pair of runners.

Leading 33-26 to start the fourth, Covington slowed the game down in the fourth quarter in an attempt to force Miami East into fouling.

The strategy worked as the Buccaneers - who had only attempted three free throws through the first three quarters - made five of nine free throws down the stretch to keep Miami East at arm's length. A short bucket and a huge trey by Trevor Miller were the only two Buccaneer buckets in the fourth, but it was enough to secure the ten-point win.

Miller led Covington with 13 points, while Nathan Blei had 11 and Tristin Sowers came off the bench to score nine points.

The Buccaneer guards came up big for Covington as they helped force 12 Viking turnovers - nine coming on steals.

Miami East was led in scoring by Logan West, who had a game-high 16 points, but the Buccaneers were able to limit the rest of the Viking roster to just 17 combined points.

The in boosts Covington's record to 7-5 overall and 3-2 in the CCC, while Miami East drops to 7-3 overall and 4-2 in the league.

Covington hopes to keep the momentum rolling tomorrow night at home against New Bremen.

NOTE: Covington's game against New Bremen has been cancelled due to weather and will be played on February 14th at Covington High School.


Jayce Pond passes the ball inside the paint for an easy basket.


BOXSCORE

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Covington - 9 - 10 - 14 - 10 = 43
Miami East - 7 - 8 - 7 - 9 = 33

COVINGTON SCORING:
Jayce Pond - 3
Zach Parrett - 4
Trevor Miller - 13
Nathan Blei - 11
Kenny Atkinson - 3
Tristin Sowers - 9

MIAMI EAST SCORING:
Parker Heim - 2
Austin Kearns - 3
Cam Coomes - 3
Logan West - 16
Dalton Taynor - 3
Austin Rutledge - 6

THREE-POINT SCORING:
Covington - Trevor Miller (2), Nathan Blei (1)
Miami East - Austin Rutledge (2), Dalton Taynor (1)


Jett Murphy leads the break after one of nine Covington steals.


Kenny Atkinson knocks down a jumper inside the lane.