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BUCCS FALL TO NORTH...
Zach Parrett goes up for a shot against Tri-County North on a night where the Buccs couldn't finish near the rim in a 55-42 loss.

Kleyton Maschino came off the bench to score 7 points for the Buccs.
2017-18 BASKETBALL LINKS

2017-18 SCHEDULE

Dec 8
Dec 9
Dec 12
Dec 15
Dec 16
Dec 19
Dec 22
Dec 28
Dec 29
Jan 2
Jan 9
Jan 13
Jan 19
Jan 20
Jan 23
Jan 26
Feb 2
Feb 3
Feb 6
Feb 9
Feb 13
Feb 16
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Feb 23

Franklin Monroe
Versailles
@ Newton
@ Bradford
Anna
Arcanum
Twin Valley South
Troy Christian @ Piqua
Lehman @ Piqua
@ Milton-Union
@ National Trail
@ New Bremen
Fairlawn
Houston
Miami East
@ Bethel
Ansonia
@ Coldwater
@ Tri-Village
Newton
@ Tri-County North
@ Mississinawa Valley
SECTIONAL @ Piqua
Lehman

L 54-63
L 46-60
L 48-51
W 55-31
L 36-58
W 50-49
L 37-61
L 31-63
W 47-46
L 61-62
L 39-69
L 40-55
L 43-51
L 48-62
W 50-42
LOSS
L 63-70
LOSS
L 55-56
W 65-56
L 42-55
L 48-59
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L 44-54

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

FEBRUARY 13, 2018 - LEWISBURG
It's hard to win a basketball game when shooting 25% from the free throw line and failing to consistently convert on baskets within two feet of the rim.

Which was the case Tuesday night as Covington made just three of 12 attempts from the free throw line and missed many more shots from inside the paint than they made. The result, a 55-42 loss to Tri-County North.

Still, Covington was in the game outside of a horrid second quarter in which Tri-County North outscored the Buccs 16-3 in the frame.

After being held scoreless over the first 3:23 of the game, the Buccs received two big trees from Bradley Wiggins and Branden Miller.

The Buccaneer defense frustrated Tri-County North early as the first quarter ended deadlocked at 10-10. Covington's tight zone had given the Panthers fits and prevented the CCC's scoring leader, Dillon McCullough from taking over the game.

Tri-County North attempted a little 'cat-and-mouse' strategy to start the second as it held the ball just over half court for over a minute trying to force Covington to come out of its zone. Covington didn't bit and eventually the Panthers went into their offense and scored on a stick back.

After Covington missed on a layup at the other end, the Panthers applied the same strategy again - holding the ball and eventually scoring on a jumper to take a 14-10 lead.

Again, Covington failed to score on its next possession and Tri-County North took advantage with another bucket to push the lead to 16-10 and force the Buccs to pressure the ball.

This opened things up for North as it outscored Covington 10-3 over the remainder of the half to take a 26-13 lead at the break.

The second quarter ultimately proved the difference in the game as the Buccs played North even up over the other three quarters and was able to cut the margin to five in the fourth quarter.

And it was Bradley Wiggins who had the hot hand offensively for Covington with a game-high 18 points - 13 of those coming in the second half on three treys, a jumper and two free throws.

Covington's defense did its job on McCullough, holding the Panthers' leading scorer to just 14 points - nearly 10 points under his average.

But the Panthers received big games from Brian Stinson and Josh Heindl, who scored 12 and 10 points respectively.

In the end, Covington can look back at the opportunities it had and the points it left off the board from failing to finish at the rim and failing to convert at the free throw line.

With the win Tri-County North improves to 14-6 overall and 7-3 in the CCC, while Covington drops to 5-16 overall and 4-7 in the league.

The Buccaneers hope for better results on Friday as they travel to Mississinawa Valley to close out the regular season.


Coach Pond gives instructions to Bradley Wiggins during the second half.


SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Covington - 10 .. 13 .. 29 .. 42
Tri-County North - 10 .. 26 .. 43 .. 55

COVINGTON SCORING:
Bradley Wiggins - 18
Braden Miller - 7
Kleyton Maschino - 7
Zach Parrett - 6
Andrew Cates - 2
Chad Yohey - 2

TRI-COUNTY NORTH SCORING:
Dillon McCullough - 14
Brian Stinson - 12
Josh Heindl - 10
Preston Jackson - 8
Preston Lairson - 5
Dylan Stinson - 4
Phil Lockwood - 2

THREE-POINT SCORING:
Covington - Bradley Wiggins (4), Braden Miller (1)
Tri-County North - Josh Heindl (2), Preston Lairson (1)


Bradley Wiggins dills one of his four threes on the night.