The Boys Basketball team (1-0, 0-0) utilized a deep bench and a lot of defensive pressure to lead to an 87-37 season-opening win over Bethesda Christian School on Tuesday night.
The Patriots got on the scoreboard early, leading the game 5-0 in the opening minutes. CCHS battled some early shooting woes to move to a 6-5 lead midway through the first quarter. After a brief delay due to a scoreboard in the Fieldhouse going out, the Warriors took off on a 12-1 run to close out the quarter, closed out by 3-pointer at the buzzer by Junior Caleb Crane. Senior Noah Hedrick scored 11 of his game-high points in the game’s first eight minutes. CCHS really blew it open in the second quarter, as they outscored BCS 23-10, to hold a 41-16 halftime lead.
Hedrick’s 21 led a balanced scoring attack which saw all ten Warriors score, including five in double-figures. Junior Bryan Lomax scored 14 in his first basketball game at CCHS, while Crane added 13 points. Juniors Graham Shelton and Trey Flatt were also double-figure scorers for the Warriors, netting 12 and 10 points respectively. Flatt led CCHS with 9 of the team’s 49 rebounds, while Flatt and Lomax each passed out a team-high five assists. The Covenant defense recorded 22 steals that led to 47 points off of turnovers. Lomax tallied seven of those steals.
The Warriors will hit the road on Saturday, December 7 to travel to Circle City Conference foe, Roncalli HS. The games, scheduled for 6:00/7:30 pm, are scheduled to be the first events in RHS’ new gymnasium. The varsity game will be broadcast live on Indiana Sports Radio Network (SRN) as well as Roncalli’s Rebel Media Network.