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1997-98 Covington Buccaneers: Front Row (left to right): Manager Justin Woods, Manager David Rosengarden, Mike McCool, Keith Lyons, Dale Thomspon, Eric Boothe, B.J. Smith, Manager Aaron Shively. Top Row (left to right): Assistant Coach Steve Dunn, Tomas Semac, Evan Robbins, Jon Olivera, Andy Meyer, Josh Hitchcock, Nate Davis, Peter Montgomery, Justin Bubeck, Head Coach Roger Craft.

The Roger Craft Era began as the Buccs were looking to improve off of back-to-back loosing seasons. The Buccs were close to notching up a winning season but they fell short, losing to second seeded cedarville in the Sectional Tournament at U.D. Arena.

The Buccs do return a solid nucleus for next season with B.J. Smith, Josh Hitchcock, Mike McCool, Peter Montgomery and Justin Bubeck.

B.J. Smith led the Buccs in scoring with 15.9 points per game. He scored 334 points on the season and has 73 assists. Hitchcock led the Buccs rebounding with 148 rebounds while scoring 309 points for 15.4 points per game. Nate Davis dropped in 253 points for 12.0 points per game and garbbed 145 rebounds of his own. Mike McCool led the Buccs in assists with 92 while scoring 208 points on the season.