The Boys Basketball team (4-2) dropped their first two games of the season this week, losing a nailbiter to Greenwood Christian Academy 76-73 on Tuesday night and 80-59 to Brebeuf Jesuit Prep on Saturday night.
GCA had a great shooting night, taking advantage of some defensive lapses by Covenant, leading to the upset win on Tuesday. CCHS held an early lead, but the Cougars had trimmed the lead to just 40-37 by halftime. GCA exploded for a 21-12 advantage in the third quarter, and then held on as the Warriors rallied late. CCHS missed a good look at a 3-pointer as time expired that would have tied the game. GCA got a bulk of their scoring from Juniors Andrew Anderson and Champ McCorkle, who netted 25 and 27 points respectively on a combined 16-for-22 shooting on the night. Covenant got their scoring from Sophomore Trey Flatt (21) and Juniors Sam Fulbright (20) and Cam Shurig (15), who each went 4-for-9 from the floor.
Saturday night was a tough matchup for the Warriors, as the Braves of Brebeuf Jesuit is most likely the top team in the Circle City Conference this year, as well as one of the top teams in the state in any class, defeated CCHS 80-59. BJP jumped out to an early advantage, making use of their balance, size, and ball movement for a 40-30 lead at halftime. The Braves expanded their lead in through three quarters, leading by as many as thirteen after twenty four minutes of action. CCHS rallied late to cut the lead down to eight with about four minutes left to play, but a 6-point possession thanks to a foul, a technical, and then a 3-pointer on the ensuing possession changed the momentum and put the game out of reach. Senior Simon Banks led Brebeuf with 23 points, while Shurig poured in 25 for the Warriors. Flatt also chipped in 18 points for CCHS.
The Warriors will be back on Andrew Smith Court for the 14th Annual Scott Bostick Memorial Tournament on Friday, December 28. Covenant will open up play against the Knights of Traders Point Christian HS at 10:45 am. The winner will face the winner of the Tipton HS/Bethesda Christian in the Boys Championship game at 7:30 pm. The Girls Tournament includes CCHS, Bethesda Christian, C.A. Tindley AS, and Crispus Attucks HS.