Action images are available in our online store.

| VISIT ONLINE STORE |

A METHODICAL WIN...
It wasn't the season's best performance, but Sammi Whiteman and the Covington Lady Buccs did enough to overwhelm Bethel en route to a 56-35 win.

Lexie Long goes up over Bethel defender for two points in the opening frame.
2015-16 BASKETBALL LINKS

2016-17 SCHEDULE

11/25/16
11/26/16
11/29/16
12/01/16
12/03/16
12/06/16
12/13/16
12/15/16
12/22/16
12/23/16
12/28/16
01/05/17
01/09/17
01/12/17
01/16/17
01/19/17
01/21/17
01/26/17
01/28/17
01/31/17
02/02/17
02/09/17
02/18/17
02/22/17
02/25/17
03/04/17


Houston
@ Fairlawn
Franklin Monroe
Twin Valley South
Versailles
Arcanum
Newton
@ Bradford
@ Miss. Valley
Urbana @ Miami East
@ Sp. Shawnee
@ Tri-Village
Milton Union
Ansonia
Russia
@ Greenville
@ Newton
Miami East
@ Jackson Center
@ Bethel
@ National Trail
@ Tri-County North
Miami Valley (T)
TV South (T)
Southeastern (T)
Russia @ Troy

W 52-49
W 64-31
W 57-46
W 80-29
L 30-60
W 42-39
W 51-46
W 64-41
W 71-48
W 56-34
W 63-48
L 55-57
L 33-46
W 52-31
L 33-45
W 59-45
W 57-44
W 42-22
L 31-39
W 56-35
W 48-36
W 64-29
W 66-52
W 59-35
W 42-38
L 28-42

2016-17 CCC STANDINGS

Team

CCC

ALL

Tri-Village

12-0

20-1

Covington 11-1 17-5
Arcanum 10-2 15-7
Franklin Monroe 8-4 13-9
Newton 7-5 14-7
Miami East 7-5 11-11
Ansonia 6-6 10-12
Bethel 5-7 9-13
National Trail 4-8 10-12
Tri-County North 4-8 7-15
Bradford 3-9 5-17
Mississinawa Valley 1-11 2-20
Tri-County North 0-12 4-18

JANUARY 31, 2017 - BRANDT
The Covington Lady Buccs improved to 15-5 on the season and 10-1 in the CCC with a convincing 56-35 win over Bethel on Tuesday.

But it wasn't a masterpiece by any means as Covington found itself in an early hole and battled through some uncharacteristic mistakes to pull away in the second half.

Trailing 9-8 midway through the first quarter, the Lady Buccs went on a 13-5 run to close out the first quarter thanks to two treys by Jordan Crowell and a pair of runners by Sammi Whiteman.

Covington pushed its lead to 36-21 late in the second quarter, but Bethel closed out the second frame with a pair of buckets to close the gap to 11.

Giving up 25 points in one half of basketball doesn't epitomize Lady Bucc basketball, but Covington made a defensive adjustment in the second half and Bethel couldn't recover.

Justice Warner, Jordan Crowell and Sammi Whiteman pressured the ball out front, while Lexie Long, Tori Lyle, Lauren Christian and Lillian Hamilton all took turns controlling the inside. The result was turnovers for easy buckets in transition as Covington outscored Bethel 10-5 in the third to take a 46-30 lead into the final frame.

In all, Covington recorded 14 steals in the contest.

Still, Covington left several points on the floor with several missed layups, but the tone for the remainder of the game was established.

And the defensive pressure carried into the fourth as Covington held Bethel scoreless until a free throw with 5:48 left in the game.

By then Covington had built a 52-30 lead and Coach Meyer began emptying his bench with 4:00 left as the Lady Buccs cruised to the 21-point win.

Covington shot 39% from the floor (24-61), 30% from behind the arc (3-10) and made 5 of 8 free throws for 62%, while Bethel was 13 of 53 from the floor (25%), 2 of 14 from three-point range (14%) and 7 of 14 from the line (50%).

The Lady Buccs held a slim edge on the glass - plugging down 31 rebounds to 30 for Bethel and the Lady Buccs had 12 turnovers to 18 for the Lady Bees.

Covington was led in scoring by Sammi Whiteman, who had a game-high 21 points. Jordan Crowell dropped in 11 points on three first half treys and a third quarter layup, while Lexie Long came up big in critical times with eight points.

The Lady Buccs travel to National Trail on Thursday for another critical Cross County Conference matchup before finishing out the regular season next Thursday at Tri-County North.

 


Slowly getting back from an injury, Shae "Giddy Up" Robinson saw her first varsity action of the season in the final moments.

COVINGTON SCORING:
Lexie Long - 8
Lillian Hamilton - 5
Justice Warner - 2
Samantha Whiteman - 21
Jordan Crowell - 11
Allison Angle - 2
Tori Lyle - 5
Lauren Christian - 2

BETHEL SCORING:
K. Crable - 9
K. Lowery - 4
A. Hawthorn - 6
D. Hardert - 2
S. Swisher - 1
M. Crase - 3
B. Scwieterman - 4
G. Anthony - 2
A. Bucholtz - 1
M. Elam - 2
M. Floyd - 1

SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Covington - 21 - 15 - 10 - 10 = 56
Bethel - 14 - 11 - 5 - 5 = 35

THREE-POINT SCORING:
Covington - Jordan Crowell (3)
Bethel - K. Grable (1), M. Crase (1)


Covington recorded 14 steals, this one by Justice Warner - who picked the pocket of a Bethel player and converted the theft into a layup.

Jordan Crowell knocks down one of her three first half treys.