The Girls Basketball team (13-5) won two blowout games in the first two rounds of the City Tournament this week, but played very inconsistently on their way to an 80-64 semifinal loss to Bishop Chatard HS on Thursday night.
The Lady Warriors came into this game looking to avenge the 47-41 loss to their Circle City Conference foe in November, but the Lady Trojans jumped out to a quick 12-0 lead to start the contest. Covenant battled back to close out the first quarter on an 8-2 run to cut the deficit to six points.
Much of the rest of the game Chatard kept a double digit lead. CCHS would routinely rally from 14 point lead to cut the lead down to 10, but the Lady Trojans would answer back to break the Covenant pressure for baskets in transition to extend the lead again.
Sophomore Bonnie Ludlow played one of the top games for the Lady Warriors, scoring 17 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, to go with a block and and assist. Senior Bailey Everett led CCHS with 19 points, while Junior Ilani Williams-Harris chipped in 13 points including three 3-pointers.
The win advanced Chatard to the City Tournament finals against Heritage Christian, who held off a late rally from Cathedral HS in their semifinal. HCS held off the Lady Trojans in a 47-41 contest in the final, giving Heritage their fifteenth straight City title.
Covenant hits the road on Tuesday to face one of the toughest tests on their regular season schedule, as they will battle with Class 2A #3 ranked Triton Central HS (17-1). The Lady Warriors will then return home to Andrew Smith Court for their final Circle City Conference game and Senior Night on Friday against Roncalli HS. The Roncalli/Covenant game will be broadcast live on Indiana SRN.