Fairlawn (No JV) Bradford
@ Franklin Monroe
@ Piqua vs Lehman
@ Miami East
@ Twin Valley South
After 23 seasons of the same familiar face at the end of the bench, the Covington girls' basketball team will be led by a different coach for the second time in the past two seasons. Following one season as the Junior Varsity coach, Craig Maschino takes over the Lady Buccs basketball program.
After a successful first season under Head Coach Gene Gooding, the Lady Buccs look to rebound following a disappointing loss in the sectional final last year. It will be a tough test along the way as the team took two big blows during the summer league in the off-season. Two returning starters from last year's team suffered torn ACL knee injuries. 5'11" senior Jackie Siefring and sophomore Jessie Crowell, both would have been crucial to the game plan this season.
The Lady Buccs will be led by senior post player, Morgan McReynolds. Junior Heidi Cron will look to use her athleticism and quickness to energize the team. Returning starter Cassidy Cain seems as determined and motivated as ever. Sophomore's Arianna Richards, Brooke Gostomsky, Carly Shell and freshman Lexie Long are all newcomers to the Varsity team.
This year's team will yet again be a mix of experience and youth. That being said, this group of girls feed off of their coach and the competitive desire is readily apparent in practice. With hard work and determination, this team believes that it can achieve anything. Goals have been set as a 'winning' culture is being developed. Tough, pressure defense will continue to be the way of life in this program. Practices are difficult for a reason and the girls buy into it. That reason will be noticeable in game situations as transition points will be a critical element in the success of the Lady Buccs.
The Lady Buccs won't have an easy path to a conference championship as Miami East and Tri-Village will lead a strong CCC schedule. An even more difficult non-conference schedule will help prepare the girls for what hopes to be a deep tournament run to end the season. The girls know what is expected of them, and the coach knows what to expect of the girls and the team chemistry is as strong as ever.
This team prides themselves off of one simple belief…"Hard work, pays off".
Go Lady Buccs!
2013-14 COVINGTON LADY BUCCS: Front Row (L-R) - Manager Makenzee Maschino, Head Coach Craig Maschino. Back Row (L-R): Heidi Cron, Jessie Crowell, Morgan McReynolds, Brooke Gostomsky, Cassidy Cain, Kelsey McReynolds, Lexie Long, Carly Shell, Arianna Richards.
2013-14 COVINGTON LADY BUCCS JV SQUAD: Front Row (L-R) - Manager Makenzee Maschino, Junior Varsity Coach Adam Sweigart. Standing (L-R) - Kailyn Pond, Kara Schaffer, Julianna Yingst, Lexie Long, Kelsey McReynolds, Allison Angle, Addison Metz, Justice Warner, Mariah Dysinger.