1st and 2nd grade basketball games are cancelled for this morning.
I had several coaches express concern that we had 1st and 2nd grade practices scheduled at the same time we are playing Seeger tonight in varsity basketball. Cancelling tonight's practices seemed to be in most peoples best interests. Hopefully if you had your schedule cleared for practice tonight, you will be able to come to the varsity game instead. The varsity boys have already clinched the conference championship, but are hoping to finish the WRC schedule undefeated with a victory tonight over the visiting Patriots. I've included the current WRC standings below.
|Covington||6- 0||17- 1||66.0||42.6||23.4||Won 7|
|Rockville||4- 2||13- 8||57.8||53.9||4.0||Lost 2|
|Fountain Central||3- 2||15- 7||59.2||52.0||7.2||Won 1|
|Attica||3- 2||8- 6||53.6||50.8||2.9||Won 1|
|Seeger||2- 2||8-10||49.3||50.6||-1.3||Won 1|
|North Vermillion||1- 2||9-10||53.1||48.3||4.8||Lost 2|
|Turkey Run||1- 4||3-15||40.2||57.1||-16.9||Lost 5|
|Riverton Parke||0- 6||1-17||35.6||67.5||-31.9||Lost 9|
The JV had a great weekend. After posting a come from behind victory over a very good West Lafayette JV on Friday night, they traveled to Attica Saturday morning and won the Bi-County Tournament! I have been really happy with the JV and their development this year. Coach Brown is doing a excellent job with this team and the players have really worked hard. I hope to see the trend continue over the last few weeks of the season.
Coach Brown forwarded me the following report on the JV and their championship weekend....
The JV team is 14-3 on the season. They have now on an 8 game winning streak. This past weekend was the JV Bi-County at Attica. We opened up with a comeback win over Seeger 38-36. We were down as much as 12 in the 3rd quarter. Aiden Tanner lead the way in scoring with 14, all in the second half. Josh Allen and Ollie Pettit added 7, while Quentin Andrews chipped in 6. It was our defense that allowed us to get back in the game and eventually win by holding the Patriots to just 12 points in the 2nd half.
The Championship….. vs Attica.
The score was 57-40 as the Trojans took care of business. Chandler Rowe was a huge part of our success by controlling the paint. He was a beast on the defensive end of the floor while adding 9 points. Josh Allen stepped up as well, scoring 13. AJ Kline had 9 points, Quentin chipped in 8, and Aiden put up 7. Noah Snoddy and Alex Spezia came off the bench and gave us a spark. It’s always good to cut down some else’s net!
Here are our scores and opponents during the 8 game winning streak:
Covington 71 Hammond Clark 33
Covington 62 Riverton Parke 23
Covington 40 Rockville 28
Covington 42 Southmont 40
Covington 60 North Vermillion 37
Covington 44 West Lafayette 39
Covington 38 Seeger 36
Covington 57 Attica 40
From the desk of Tony Coleman...
The freshmen had their last game on Thursday, Feb. 5th at South Vermillion. The Trojans played from behind most of the game, trailing at half time by 11 points. In the second half we cut into that lead, cutting the margin to 2 points, but we could not get over the hump. At the end, we had a chance to tie, but our efforts fell short. South Vermillion won 47-44. Trojans were led in scoring by Tanner Cates with 16 pts, AJ Kline 13 pts, Mason Poer 11 pts, and Gavin Cates 4 pts. The Trojans finish their season 7-3.
As a coach I have truly enjoyed coaching this group. Each player grew in their skills and abilities throughout the season. They worked hard, displayed great attitudes, and were extremely coachable. When you have those attributes on a team, you can grow and have fun at the same time. We got better and had a great time.