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Brooke Gostomsky and the Covington Lady Buccs gave a quality effort even in defeat against one of the top teams in the area.

2013-14 BASKETBALL LINKS

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Dayton Christian
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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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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 17, 2014 - CASSTOWN
For a young basketball team that isn't blessed with size, facing a Miami East team with size and experience can be a tall task.

But the Covington Lady Buccs, despite losing 57-32, show its competitive metal with a hard-nosed effort.

"The score doesn't show it, but our girls played a very good game," said Covington coach Craig Maschino. "Our game plan was to go right at them and try to get to the free throw line and our girls did that. We just didn't knock down our free throws. We missed a lot of front end of one-and-ones."

Covington shot 21 free throws to just three for Miami East, but the Lady Buccs only converted on 10 of them.

And Miami East was able to build a 12-4 lead after one and a 25-7 lead at the break.

"Their size and overall experience was the difference," said Maschino. "Give them credit, they are a great basketball program. They are well coached and very well conditioned. They have some big bodies who can play for fourth quarters."

And those big bodies just wore on Covington physically as Ashley and Trina Current accounted for a combined 31 points inside the paint.

"They are a load inside," Maschino said of the Current Twins. "They are big and athletic. There's a reason they'll be playing ball at the next level."

Still, Covington didn't conceded anything as it continued to play scrappy basketball for four quarters.

Trailing 40-12 in the waining moments of the third sophomore Carly Shell canned a buzzer-beating trey to give the Lady Buccs some momentum.

"Our kids don't quit and that shot by Carly just shows what these girls are made of," Maschino said. "A lot of teams at that point in the game would concede, but our girls kept playing hard."

And it wasn't on Shell. Brooke Gostomsky went into the teeth of the Viking defense and managed to score a team-high 12 points.
"Brooke was oversized and overpowered against their bigs, but she went right at them and got to the line eight times," said Maschino. "Her effort defensively and on the boards was at a high level tonight. She can build on this performance tonight and be a key to our success going forward."

Trailing 42-15 with one quarter to play, the Lady Buccs played even with Miami East the rest of the way as both teams scored 17 points in the fourth quarter.

It wasn't enough to close the gap, but it was a source of confidence for a young team building an identity.
"They have seven seniors and are a team that will probably make a long tournament run this year and we played right with them at times," said Maschino. "We're improving every day and if we can build some confidence heading into the tournament we can be pretty dangerous."

Which is the goal for a young team trying to find an identity.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Covington – 4 .. 3 .. 8 .. 17 – 32
Miami East – 12 .. 13 .. 15 .. 17 – 57

Miami East Scoring:
Ashley Current – 16
Trina Current – 15
Angie Mack – 11
Renee DeFord – 6
Samantha Skidmore – 3
Jessica Barlage – 2
Katelyn Gearhardt – 2
Emily Kindell – 2

Covington Scoring:
Brooke Gostomskey – 12
Carly Shell – 8
Jessie Crowell – 5
Cassidy Cain - 4
Morgan McReynolds – 2
Arianna Richards – 1

 


Carly Shell sparked Covington with a big three-pointer in the third quarter.