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The first Lady Bucc basketball team
1974-75 Lady Buccs: Kneeling (L-R) - B. Fletcher, M. Girouard, K. Brown, A. Adams, R. Reck, G. Dennings, T. Miller. Standing (L-R) - N. Tobias, M. Shoup, S. Yingst, K. Knick, S. Besecker, Coach Marty Dale Ward.
LADY BUCCS BASKETBALL HISTORY...

On the girls side, the Lady Buccs have won 20 games or more in seven seasons since the sport was introduced to Covington in 1974. Jim Meyer’s 1988-89 team was the first to do it as they finished with a 22-4 record. Chris Besecker had four teams accomplish the 20-win milestone and it came in consecutive seasons; 2003-04 (22-3), 2004-05 (20-4), 2005-06 (20-4), and 2006-07 (21-4). Meyer then returned to coaching in 20016 and led his teams to back-to-back 20-win seasons in 2016-17 (20-6) and 2017-18 (20-7).

The Lady Buccs have also had success in post-season tournaments as they won district titles in 1989, 1992, 2004, 2007 and 2018.

Chris Besecker, who coached 23 seasons at Covington, has the most sins in school history with 344 career wins against just 181 defeats for a winning percentage of .655. He also owns the most post-season wins at Covington with 44 victories against 23 defeats. Jim Meyer, who has coached 6 seasons at Covington, has the highest winning percentage of any coach at .678 with a career record of 95 wins and just 45 defeats.

Lynnette Roeth (1988-92) remains the standard for Lady Bucc basketball as she holds records for career points scored (1,879) and points scored in a season (603 in 1991-92). She is also second in school history with 676 career rebounds behind Erica Bowman’s (1992-96) record of 937. Roeth also had a stellar collegiate career at the University of Cincinnati.

Seven other players have reached the 1,000-point plateau for a career; Michelle Meyer (1,560), Erica Bowman (1,495), Judy Miller (1,396), Samantha Whiteman (1,305), Jessie Crowell (1,141), Emily Enderle (1,065) and Cindy Byers (1,061). Whiteman will continue to climb up the scoring list as she has her senior season yet to play.

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BUCCANEER DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS...
1988-89 District Champions (22-4)
Deana Roeth, "A" Thephasdin, Tammi Johnson, Pam Sowers, Jodi Miller, Kari Niesley, Carolyn Deneke, Shannon Laughman, Pam Lee, Emily Huelsman, Lynnette Roeth. Head Coach Jim Meyer and Asst. Coach Chris Besecker.
1991-92 District Champions (18-7)
Front - Asst. Coach Dave Stroh, Head Coach Chris Besecker. Back - Manager Stacy Besecker, Jodi Longendelpher, Emily Huelsman, Tori Hartley, Elizabeth Marko, Natalie Apple, Angie Hartley, Lynnette Roeth, Jolene Naff, Manager Richelle Finfrock.
2003-04 District Champions (22-3): (Kneeling) Amanda Furrow, Caitlin Sargent, Michelle Meyer and Mandy Kuharick. (Standing) Coach Chris Besecker, MaryBeth Bayman, Audrey Doseck, Meredith Besecker, Heather Fields and Assistant coach Lynnette Roeth.
2006-07 District Champions (21-4): Row 1: Managers Heidi Snipes, Tera Snipes. Row 2: Alex Christian, Chelsea Tebbe, Ashley Johnson, LauriKate Bayman, Andrea Meyer. Row 3: Head Coach Chris Besecker, Alyssa Angle, Amanda Sprankle, Renee Otte, Shelby Hoblit, Katie Dickey, Jen Lowry, Junior Varsity Coach Lynette Roeth
2017-18 District Champions (20-7): Kneeling (L-R): Morgan Lowe, Josie Crowell, Tori Lyle, Jordan Crowell. Middle (L-R): Hailie-Jo Taxis, Brenna Miller, Kenzie Long. Standing (L-R): Asst Coach Adam Sweigart, Ellie Hedges, Autumn Rich, Leah Poling, Hailey Houshel, Lauren Christian, Lillian Hamilton, Samantha Whiteman, Asst. Coach Brandon Studebaker, Morgan Kimmel, Head Coach Jim Meyer.