The Boys Basketball team (15-7, 4-1) celebrated Senior Night on Friday, honoring the six graduating seniors and their families, as they hosted Cardinal Ritter HS, defeating the Raiders 101-72. Friday marked the fourth time this season that the Warriors eclipsed the century mark in scoring, and the fifth time that they have scored 90+ in a contest.
The Warriors jumped out to a quick lead in the first quarter with a balanced scoring attack, as seven different players scored in the opening frame. CCHS hit four of their 15 3-pointers in the first half, as Seniors Sam Fulbright, Ethan Maudlin, and Gus Chikamba all splashed shots from distance. Junior Trey Flatt also hit a 3-pointer in the first to help Covenant to a 27-14 lead after eight minutes. The high octane offense continued in the second quarter, as CCHS poured in another 27 points to take a 54-31 lead into halftime.
Senior Noah Hedrick had a big third quarter, scoring 8 of his 18 points in the quarter, including two 3-pointers. Flatt found the zone in the fourth, as he scored 15 of his game-high 23 points in the final quarter. Flatt hit four of his six 3’s in the final eight minutes, to help keep the Warrior lead close to 30. Trey also added 4 assists and 3 steals with his scoring. Maudlin had another very strong night for the Warriors, as he netted 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals. Hedrick also grabbed 4 boards and had a team-high 4 steals, while Senior Cam Shurig led Covenant with 6 rebounds to go with 12 points and 4 assists.
CCHS totaled 25 assists as a team, shooting 62% from 2-point ranged (23-for-37) and 47% (15-for-32) from behind the arc. The Warriors outscored the Raiders 27-10 in transition points, and 38-12 in points off of turnovers. Junior Aidan Cannon scored 17 points for CRHS, leading a balanced scoring attack which saw three players in double-figures.
The Boys Basketball program and the Covenant Athletic department honored the seniors and their families in a pre-game ceremony, as well as Teacher Appreciation for the favorite teachers of the graduating seniors.
The Warriors close out the regular season on Tuesday night, as they travel to Clayton, IN to take on Cascade HS (8-13). CCHS will then get into state tournament play in a very deep Sectional #43 at Heritage Christian on March 3-7. The IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament draw will be released via the Tournament Pairings Show on Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm EST. The Tournament Pairings Show will air live and on-demand on the IHSAA Champions Network (www.ihsaatv.org).