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COMING UP SHORT...
Cassidy Cain scored 15 points, but it wasn't enough as Covington fell to Houston 50-39 in the season opener.

Morgan McReynolds score 10 points for the Lady Buccs.
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Provided by Rob Kiser, Piqua Daily Call

HOUSTON — The Covington girls basketball team showed its scrappiness.

And the Houston girls — particularly Macey Stang — made the shots when they counted down the stretch as the Wildcats posted a 50-39 victory in the opener for both teams.

Houston held double-digit leads in each of the last three quarters, but the Lady Buccs would answer each time.

"That seemed to be the theme tonight," Houston coach Greg Ward said. "We just couldn't get that basket to put them away. You have to give them credit. And in the first half — we had a chance to blow the game open and went 1-for-8 from the line. That left them in the game and gave them confidence."

Covington coach Craig Maschino was not surprised by his team's resilience.

"One things you are not going to see from us is any quit," he said.

Covington got as close as 35-29 with 7:15 to go after a Morgan McReynolds jumper.

But, Monique Booher hit one of two free throws and Stang had a big 3-point play with 4:42 to go to take the lead back to 39-29. Stang scored all nine of her points in the fourth quarter.

"That shows you what she can do when she is on the floor," Ward said. "She got three fouls in the first half and got her fourth early in the third quarter. She made some big baskets for us in the fourth quarter."

Houston led just 8-7 after one quarter.

But, with Booher scoring nine points in the second quarter, the Lady Wildcats opener a 21-11 lead.

Covington got back within 21-17 late in the half, before a three by Terrie Powell and a basket by Booher opened the lead back to 26-18 at halftime and it was a pattern that continued the rest of the game.

Booher had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Houston, while Nicole Maier scored 10 points.

"We had some kids that were a little nervous playing varsity for the first time," Ward said. "I think now that we have that first game out of the way, they will be fine."

Cassidy Cain led Covington with 15 points and McReynolds added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

"We had some other girls start hitting in the second half," Maschino said. "We need them to do that from the start."

Houston was 18 of 37 from the floor for 49 percent and 13 of 25 from the line for 52 percent.

Covington was 15 of 44 from the floor for 34 percent and eight of 13 from the line for 62 percent.

Houston won the battle of the boards 29-23, but had 15 turnovers to Covington's 10.

Houston will play at Newton tonight, while Covington will host Fairlawn.

BOXSCORE
Covington (39)
Arianna Richards 2-0-5, Brooke Gostomsky 2-1-5, Heidi Cron 1-0-2, Cassidy Cain 4-7-15, Morgan McReynolds 5-0-10, Lexie Long 1-0-2, Kelsey McReynolds 0-0-0, Justice Warner 0-0-0. Totals: 15-8-39.

Houston (50)
Amber Meyer 2-0-4, Nicole Maier 3-4-10, Jenna Winner 1-1-3, Macey Stang 3-3-9, Monique Booher 5-4-14, Heidi Cox 3-1-7, Micaleh Hensley 0-0-0, Terrie Powell 1-0-3. Totals: 18-13-50.
3-point field goals — Covington: Richards. Houston: Powell.

Score By Quarters:
Covington 7 18 25 39
Houston 8 26 35 50

Records: Covington 0-1, Houston 1-0.

Reserve score: Covington 30, Houston 16.

 


Heidi Cron and the Lady Buccs dropped the season opener, but showed promise for the rest of the season.