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DATE OPPONENT W/L
11/28 Lehman 37-47
12/4 @ Newton 43-56
12/5 @ Versailles L
12/11 Miss Valley W
12/12 Northridge L
12/18 Bradford 58-57
12/19 @ FM L
12/28 Milton (HT) 54-71
12/29 Newton (HT) 50-55
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1/15 TC North 59-43
1/16 @ Houston W
1/19 National Trail 51-43
1/22 @ Miami East 48-49
1/23 @ Fairlawn L
1/26 @ Brookville L
1/30 Northwestern L
2/5 @ Ansonia W
2/2 Bethel 45-47
2/12 Tri-Village L
... SECTIONAL ...
2/25 Preble Shawnee 35-65
BUCCS LOSE TO RIVAL NEWTON...
The Covington Buccaneers made a short five mile trek to Pleasant Hill, but the bus ride home probably seemed much longer after falling to rival Newton 56-43.
Jaden Barhorst forces a jump ball during the second quarter.

DECEMBER 4, 2020 - PLEASANT HILL
I was a frustrating night for the Covington Buccaneers as they took one on the chin against neighboring rival Newton on Friday, falling by the score of 56-43.

And it was Newton’s defensive pressure that gave Covington fits all night as the Indians pressure led to turnover after turnover in the final three quarters of play.

Up to that point, Covington controlled the action for a 19-10 lead after one thanks to four treys and a pair of buckets inside the paint from Owen Boehringer and Jake Hamilton.

But shots inside the arc became a rarity for Covington over the second and third quarters as only one shot from inside the paint fell - which was a runner by Wes Gooding late in the third.

By then Newton had built a 42-35 lead thanks to a 22-8 scoring onslaught in the second and a 10-8 scoring advantage in the third.

The Buccaneers couldn’t get any closer throughout the entire fourth quarter as Newton connected on seven of 11 free throws down the stretch to pull away with the 13-point win.

In all, Covington connected on eight three-pointers on the night, but only converted on seven shots from two-point range. The Buccaneers also struggled at the charity stripe, making just five of 11 free throws.

Newton was more efficient, converting on 18 two-point buckets and 11 pf 20 from, the line. The Indians also made three three-pointers to round out their 56-point scoring performance.

Chandler Peters led the Indians with a game-high 23 points, while Covington was led in scoring by Wes Gooding with 11 points and 10 points from Jake Hamilton.

The Buccaneers drop to 0-2 on the young season and look to regroup tomorrow night at Versailles.

BOX SCORE:

SCORE BY QUARTERS
Covington: 19 8 8 8 = 43
Newton: 10 22 10 14 - 56

COVINGTON SCORING:
Wes Gooding - 11
Jake Hamilton - 10
Owen Boehringer - 7
Cooper Jay - 6
Jaden Barhorst - 5
Jack Ballard - 2
Britton Miller - 2

NEWTON SCORING:
Chandler Peters - 23
Andrew Whittaker - 7
Ross Ferrell - 6
Q. Smith - 6
Mitchell Montgomery - 6
Harold Obern - 4
Hudson Montgomery - 4

THREE-POINT SCORING:
Covington - Gooding (3), Hamilton (2), Jay (2), Barhorst (1)
Newton - Ferrell (2), Peters (1)

Cooper Jay drives past a Newton defender to the basket.
Owen Boehringer put up a shot in the first quarter at Newton