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1986-87 Covington Buccaneers: Front Row (left to right): Assistant Coach Roger Craft, Coach Steve Fisher. Back Row (left to right): Heath Finfrock, Bruce Martin, Scott Alexander, Matt Root, Lane Evans, Rob Stollmer, Kyle Kenworthy, Paul McGillivary, Scott Clark.

The 1986-87 season was a year of transition for the Buccs. Longtime head coach, Bob Huelsman, retired after the '85-'86 season, turning the fortunes of the Covington basketball program over to his assistant for twelve years, Steve Fisher. Fisher accumulated 177 wins and only 53 losses as coach on the junior varsity level prior to taking over the varsity program.

The Buccs got out to a good start on the season as they won 10 out of 12 games. The rest of the season was a struggle as they only won 3 out of the last 7 games. The Buccs were bounced in the first round of the tournament by Anna by the score of 56-48.

Things do look promising for the future, however. Returning to next year's squad will be 6'7" Lane Evans who has two years of varsity experience under his belt. Lane led the Buccs with 18.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.

Also returning will be Matt Root, a 6'2" guard who averaged 11.4 points a game and Paul McGillivary, a 6'0" guard who contributed off of the bench as the sixth man this season.

The Buccs will loose Scott Alexander, Bruce Martin and Rob Stollmer. Alexander provided the Buccs with senior leadership while scoring 144 points on the season. Rob Stollmer was second on the team in scoring with 283 points for 13.5 avg. Bruce Martin contributed with solid defense while pulling in 53 rebounds and scoring 45 points. Bruce also led the Buccs with 938 assists.

Scoring Leaders for the Buccs:
Lane Evans – 381 pts. – 18.1 avg.
Rob Stollmer – 283 pts. – 13.5 avg.
Matt Root – 239 pts. – 11.4 avg.
Scott Alexander – 144 pts. – 6.9 avg.

Rebounding Leaders for the Buccs:
Lane Evans – 155
Rob Stollmer – 113
Scott Alexander – 107
Matt Root – 61

Note: All historical facts and placements are from the time the events happened.

Scott Alexander finished his senior season with a solid effort, scoring 144 points and grabbing 107 rebounds.

1986-87 Season Results

Newton
Houston
Bethel
Franklin Monroe
Ft. Loramie
Bradford
Bethel
Newton
Milton Union
Ansonia
Tipp City
Arcanum
Tri Village
Miami East
St. Henry
Springfield Catholic Central
Versailles
Minster
Lehman
Russia
Anna

W 50-47
W 63-46
L 61-69
W 59-51
L 42-54
W 52-40
W 63-47
W 67-48
W 49-40
W 63-50
W 51-40
L 55-77
W 48-41
L 49-67
L 52-75
L 50-59
W 70-63
W 51-48
W 65-51
L 50-56
L 48-56