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SHOWING MATURITY...
Brooke Gostomsky and the Covington Lady Buccs showed maturity beyond their years in a 45-26 win over Greenville on Saturday.

SHUT DOWN DEFENDER...is Heidi Cron, who made life difficult for Greenville on Saturday.
2013-14 BASKETBALL LINKS

2013-14 SCHEDULE

11/22/13
11/23/13
11/26/13
11/30/13
12/05/13
12/12/13
12/16/13
12/23/13
12/27/13
12/28/13
01/06/14
01/09/14
01/12/14
01/18/14
01/22/14
01/23/14
01/30/14
02/01/14
02/03/14
02/06/14
02/08/14
02/10/14
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02/13/14

02/18/14
01/22/14
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03/01/14

@ Houston
Fairlawn (No JV)
Bradford
@ Versailles
@ Franklin Monroe
Mississinawa
Tri-Village
@ Newton
@ Piqua vs Lehman
@ Piqua
@ Ansonia
Bethel
@ Miami East
Greenville
@ Milton-Union
National Traill
@ Twin Valley South
Newton (Non-CCC)
Tri-County North
@ Arcanum
@ Russia
Jackson Center
SECTIONAL
Newton
Dayton Christian
Tri-Village

DISTRICT
Fayetteville-Perry

L 39-50
LOSS
L 36-38
L 16-61
W 42-18
W 48-40
L 34-39
L 28-33
L 40-45
W 48-47

W 44-40
W 64-13
L 32-57
W 45-26
L 46-49
W 41-39
W 61-10
W 57-42
W 62-32
L 44-46
LOSS
LOSS
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W 40-29
W 50-16
W 58-45
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3:00PM

2013-14 CCC STANDINGS

Team

CCC

ALL

Miami East

12-0

21-1

Arcanum 11-1 18-4
Tri-Village 10-2 18-5
Bradford 9-3 18-5
Covington 7-5 11-12
Ansonia 6-6 12-10
Newton 6-6 11-10
National Trail 5-7 6-15
Mississinawa Valley 5-7 5-18
Franklin Monroe 3-9 5-18
Tri-County North 2-10 5-18
Bethel 1-11 2-20
Twin Valley South 0-12 1-20

JANUARY 18, 2014 - COVINGTON
The measure of a team's character is how well it responds to adversity and coming off of a physically tough game at Miami East, Covington coach Craig Maschino was curious to see how his team would respond against a Division II team like Greenville on Saturday.

"The score didn't reflect it, but we played at a high level against East just to be able to compete," said Maschino. "And like I told the girls, if we continue to play like that against Greenville, we'll be tough to beat."

And Covington did just that in handing a physical Greenville team a 45-26 loss.

"They kind of surprised us early with how physical and scrappy they were," Maschino said. "Give them credit, they played hard from start to finish."

And the start by Greenville caught Covington off guard as the visitors put up six quick points to force Maschino to take an early timeout.

"They jumped out to a 6-0 lead and I had to burn a timeout to get us refocused," Maschino explained. "After that we turned up the pressure defensively and crashed the boards."

Which resulted in a 9-2 run by Covington to close out the first quarter and a 15-7 scoring advantage in the second quarter that led to a 24-15 lead at the break.

Covington followed by outscoring Greenville 13-4 in the third quarter to push the lead to 37-22 with one quarter to play.

And the frustration set in for Greenville as four players fouled out in the final quarter.

"We knew their guards were bigger, but we felt we could harass them with our quickness and ball pressure," Maschino said. "That set the tone and frustrated them."

It also made for some uneasy moments for Maschino with the worry of his young team retaliating to some of the actions on the court and verbal tones coming from the stands.

Fortunately, Maschino's worries were all for naught as his kids kept their composure.

"I want to credit our girls for the way they handled themselves," he said. "It got a little heated, but the girls did a nice job of keeping their composure and just playing basketball. That shows a lot of maturity for as young as we are."

And the leadership on the floor came in different forms - from Cassidy Cain as a scorer, Heidi Cron as a shutdown defender and Brooke Gostomsky as an inside presence.

"Cass (Cassidy Cain) is a competitor and she picked it up offensively for us," Maschino said of her leading scorer, who had a game-high 20 points. "She looked for her shot today and was aggressive taking what the defense gave her."

And Cron set the table on defense, forcing several turnovers with here relentless ball pressure.

"Heidi did a great job of doing what we call tapping the ball," Maschino continued. "Whether it was fingertips or a hand, she was able to turn the ball handler and get some contact on the ball. We had nine steals and I bet she had a hand in most of them."

Gostomsky scored just three points, but that doesn't reflect the type of game the sophomore had inside the paint.

"Brooke played very well against East and stepped it up another notch today," praised Maschino. "She played a heck of a game defensively and did a great job on the glass. She had ten rebounds today, which was huge."

In all, Covington out rebounded Greenville 35-26 and pulled down 17 offensive rebounds to just 6 for the Green Wave.

The Lady Buccs also forced 18 turnovers and committed just five.

Covington only shot 12 of 49 from the floor for 24%, but had 20 more shot opportunities than Greenville, who was 6 for 29.

The Lady Buccs were 6 of 21 from behind the arc and 15 of 31 from the free throw line, while Greenville was 0 for 2 from the three-point line and 14 of 21 from the charity stripe.

It all led to a big win for Covington as it travels to Milton Union on Wednesday for a makeup game.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Greenville - 8 .. 7 .. 4 .. 7 - 26
Covington - 9 .. 15 .. 13 .. 8 - 45

COVINGTON SCORING:
Cassidy Cain - 20
Carly Shell - 9
Lexie Long - 7
Jessie Crowell - 3
Brooke Gostomsky - 3
Arianna Richards - 2
Heidi Cron - 1

GREENVILLE SCORING:
Haliegh Luce - 9
Karlee Lennen - 6
Rachel Foreman - 4
Sara Wenning - 3
Emily Beanblossom - 2
Chloe McKinney - 2

THREE-POINT SCORING:
Covington - Cain (3), Shell (2), Long (1)
Greenville - None


The game with Greenville got physical as evident by Cassidy Cain being fouled hard while bring them ball up the floor.