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SECTIONAL CHAMPS...
Brooke Gostomsky and the Covington Lady Buccs avenged an early-season defeat to Tri-Village by beating the Lady Patriots 58-45 for the sectional championship.

Heidi Cron brings the ball up the floor against Tri-Village.
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
...
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
...
W 40-29
W 50-16
W 58-45
...
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

Story by Rob Kiser, Piqua Daily Call

BROOKVILLE — Covington was in a "zone" at both ends of the floor — and the Lady Buccs put together their best 32 minutes of the season Saturday in a Brookville D-IV sectional final, stunning top seeded Tri-Village 58-45.

Covington will now play Fayetteville-Perry for a D-IV district title at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Tippecanoe High School.

The Buccs once again lived by the 3-point shot.

In the three games in the Brookville tournament, Covington made 23 shots from behind the arc — hitting eight on Saturday.

"That is something we have been working hard on," Craig Maschino said. "If we work the ball inside and then kick it back out — it is just a natural shot."

That allowed Covington to overcome a shaky start.

The Lady Buccs were down 5-0 and didn't make it to half-court against the Patriots press on their first three possessions.

But, Carly Shell and Heidi Cron each hit a three and by the end of the quarter it was a 10-8 Covington lead.

"We did get off to a little bit of a shaky start," Maschino said. "But, one of the things we talked about was winning every quarter. And I think we did that today. The other thing is I think we rebounded out of our zone better than we have all year."

With Shell, Jessie Crowell and Brooke Gostomsky all hitting threes in the second quarter, the Lady Buccs opened a 28-19 halftime lead and Covington would not trail in the second half.

"We just had confidence," Crowell said. "We knew we could do it."

The sophomore scored 12 off her 24 points in the second quarter.

"Jessie (Crowell) came out and got going in the second quarters," Maschino said.

While Covington made just two field goals in the third quarter, they were threes by Gostomsky and Cassidy Cain and the Buccs led 37-30 going to the fourth quarter, with seven of their 10 field goals coming from behind the arc.

"The thing we talked about was holding Tri-Village to single digits in the fourth quarter," Maschino said. "But, they came out on fire in the fourth quarter and we had to go to man to defend their outside shot."

Crowell had hit a three to give Covington a 47-33 lead with 4:07 left.

But, when Tri-Village's Raya Mikesell completed a Patriot scoring barrage with 3:15 to go, the Covington lead was just 48-42.

"We just knew we had to keep playing," Crowell said. "We had to keep scoring."

The Buccs did that from the foul line to finish off the win.

While Tri-Village shot just one free throw all game, Covington was 16 for 26 in the fourth quarter alone and finished 26 of 39 from the line for 67 percent.

"One of the things we had talked about was not sending them to the line at the defensive end," Maschino said. "And we were (aggressive on offense)."

Covington was 12 of 27 from the floor for the game for 44 percent, including eight of 17 from behind the arc for a scorching 47 percent.

Tri-Village was just 17 of 64 for 27 percent.

The Lady Patriots won the battle of the boards 28-26 and seven turnovers to Covington's 15.

Cain helped Crowell out with a 12 points and eight rebounds, while Gostomsky scored 10 points.

Mikesell had 16 points for the Patriots, while Allie Downing scored nine points and Lexie Bruner grabbed nine rebounds.

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Tri-Village ... 8 - 19 - 30 - 46
Covington ..10 - 28 - 37 - 58

BOXSCORE:
Tri-Village (45)
Ecko Brown 3-0-7, Raya Mikesell 6-0-16, Krystal Falknor 1-0-2, Heather Ferris 1-1-3, Lexie Bruner 2-0-5, Allie Downing 3-0-9, Rachel Miller 1-0-3, Danika Mann 0-0-0, Shelbey Dowler 0-0-0, Brooke Godown 0-0-0. Totals: 17-1-45.

Covington (58)
Arianna Richards 0-0-0, Brooke Gostomsky 2-4-10, Heidi Cron 1-3-6, Cassidy Cain 2-7-12, Morgan McReynolds 0-0-0, Carly Shell 2-0-6, Jessica Crowell 5-12-24, Lexi Long 0-0-0, Kelsey McReynolds 0-0-0, Addyson Metz 0-0-0. Totals: 12-26-58.
3-point field goals — Tri-Village: Brown, Mikesell (4), Dubbs, Downing (3), Miller. Covington: Gostomsky (2), Cron, Cain, Shell (2), Crowell (2).

Records: Covington 13-12.

 


Jessie Crowell drives to the basket for two of her game-high 24 points.