Boys Varsity Basketball · BBB Loses Nailbiter in Bostick Final

2018 Bostick Champions. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

The Boys Basketball team (5-3) lost a nailbiter in the final of the 14th Annual Scott Bostick Memorial Tournament, falling to Tipton HS, 51-48.

The Warriors won their first round game on Friday morning, defeating Traders Point Christian HS 83-55.  CCHS held a ten point lead at halftime, 45-35.  CCHS pulled away in the fourth quarter to seal the game away.  Sophomore Trey Flatt led Covenant with 21 points to go with 3 rebounds and 5 assists.  Junior Noah Hedrick added 14 points, while Junior Gus Chikamba netted 12.  Junior Cam Shurig led the Warriors with 10 rebounds.  Senior Alkiah Caldwell led the Knights with a game-high 25 points and 13 boards.

Junior Cam Shurig. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.
Junior Gus Chikamba. Photo courtesy of McIntyre Imaging.

The win put CCHS into the final against the Class 2A #5 ranked Blue Devils of Tipton HS (9-1), who defeated Bethesda Christian 49-24 in their first round game, in the first time that THS has participated in the Bostick.  The Blue Devils controlled the tempo much of the championship game and got out to a strong 14-2 lead to start the game, as Covenant turned the ball over four of their first five possessions.  The Warriors battled back, cutting the Tipton lead to 24-22.  Tipton again pulled ahead in the second half, but CCHS made a furious rally down the stretch of the final quarter.  Covenant had the ball down one with ten seconds remaining, when Shurig picked up an offensive foul call driving to the basket on what would have been a chance to take the lead.  Tipton hit two foul shots and CCHS was not able to make a desperation 3-pointer to tie it as time expired.  Shurig led the Warriors with 17 points on the night.

Covenant will now face a 3-game stretch of Circle City Conference matchups, as they travel to Bishop Chatard HS on Wednesday night, followed by a F/JV/V tripleheader at Heritage Christian on Saturday evening.  The Warriors will close out CCC play on Friday, January 11 against Guerin Catholic HS.