Boys Varsity Basketball · Shurig Game-Winner Leads BBB to First CCC Win


Junior Cam Shurig. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

The Boys Basketball team (2-0) kicked off their home schedule for 2018-19 as well as Circle City Conference play on Saturday night, battling to a 61-59 win over Roncalli HS (1-2).  Junior Cameron Shurig hit a 17-footer for the game-winning shot off of an inbounds play to decide the game.  The win was the first conference win in program history.

The game started as a back-and-forth affair in the opening quarter.  After CCHS jumped out to a 5-0 lead, the Rebels battled back to a 12-11 RHS advantage after the first eight minutes.  Covenant pulled ahead with a 24-point second quarter, shutting RHS out for the final 4+ minutes of the quarter.  Junior Noah Hedrick helped key the run, scoring 15 of hist team-high 20 points in the quarter.  The Warriors took a 35-25 advantage into halftime.

Roncalli made a run of their own in the third quarter, outscoring CCHS 22-12 in the frame for a 42-42 tie heading into the final quarter.  Covenant got out to a five point lead with three minutes remaining, but could not pull away.  Roncalli tied it up at 59-59 on a 15-foot jump shot by Sophomore Johnny Brunk, before Shurig hit the game-winner on the game’s final possession.

Shurig ended the game with 13 points and 3 assists.  Hedrick had 3 rebounds and steal to go with his 20 points.  Roncalli’s Junior Jacob Denny poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Rebels.

The Warriors will be back on Andrew Smith Court on Wednesday night, as they host sectional opponent North Putnam HS in a JV/V doubleheader at 6:00/7:30 pm.  The varsity game will once again be webcast on Indiana SRN, beginning with the pregame show at 7:15pm.