Weekend Girls Basketball Roundup


COVINGTON – Saturday was a memorable day for the Covington Lady Buccs as senior Carlie Besecker scored her 1000th career point in a 70-43 win over Bradford in the consolation final of the Buccaneer Holiday Classic. Besecker is now the tenth player in the history of the program to surpass 1,000 career points.

Entering the game, Besecker needed 11 points to reach the milestone and connected on her 1000th career point of a short jumper late in the first quarter. A timeout was called to honor her accomplishment with the game ball being given to her as the crowd stood with an applause.

Besecker scored 12 of her game-high 19 points in the opening frame to help Covington build a 24-9 lead after one.

The Lady Buccs controlled the entire contest by building a 48-22 lead at the break, a 59-35 lead after three and cruising to a 27-point win.

To go along with her19 points, Besecker filled out the stat sheet with 12 rebounds, four assists, six steals and two blocked shots.

Maggie Anderson had 16 points and five rebounds, while Gracie Anderson had 11 points, three assists and four steals.

Delaney Murphy had 11 points and five rebounds.

Emalyn Johnson scored six points and Steve Newhouse added five points. Gabrielle Hartwig added five rebounds and four assists.

Bradford freshman Vivian Harleman had a great game by leading the Lady Railroaders with 16 points and eight rebounds and senior Brooklyn Crickmore has 12 points and six rebounds.

Claire Hill and Avery Helman each scored five points.

Ryleigh Dotson dished out seven assists.



Arcanum 60,

Covington 57 OT

COVINGTON — The Covington girls basketball team dropped a heartbreaker in the opening round of the Buccaneer Holiday Classic, losing 60-57 to Arcanum Friday.

Covington had led 7-2 early, before Arcanum used a 22-2 run to open a 24-9 lead midway through the second quarter.

The Trojans led 26-20 at halftime and 39-32 after three quarters, before Covington rallied.

Maggie Anderson led Covington with 25 points and eight rebounds and Gracie Anderson added nine points and four assists.

Carlie Besecker had seven points, 12 rebounds and five assists and Avery Koffer had seven points, four steals and six rebounds.

Delaney Murphy scored five points and had four steals.

Houston 65,

Bradford 29

COVINGTON — The Bradford girls basketball team dropped a game to Houston in the opening round of the Buccaneer Holiday Classic Friday.

Bradford trailed 18-6, 35-13 and 53-23 at the quarter breaks.

Ryleigh Dotson and Lily Canan scored six points each for the Railroaders.

Claire Hill had five points and Vivian Harleman had eight rebounds and four assists.

Brooklyn Crickmore had nine rebounds and three blocked shots and Avery Helman had five rebounds and two blocked shots.

Tippecanoe 43

Piqua 25

PIQUA — The Piqua girls basketball team stayed close for most of three quarters Friday morning at Garbry Gymnasium before Tippecanoe pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Tipp improved to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in the MVL with the win, while Piqua dropped to 2-7 overall and 1-6 in the MVL.

The game was tied at 10 after one quarter, before Tipp took an 18-12 halftime lead.

Piqua’s D’Vaya Cooper opened the second half with a 3-point play and after Courtney Post hit a free throw for Tipp, Piqua’s Aubree Carroll scored to cut the Red Devil lead to 19-17.

Reese Hoover and Post would score inside to open the lead to 23-17. Laney Cleckner would hit a three and Mady Turner scored to open the lead to 28-21 after three quarters and Tipp would pull away in the final eight minutes.

Macey Griggin — who hit two 3-pointers in the opening quarter — and Post would score eight points each to lead a balanced Tipp attack.

Savannah Clawson scored seven points and Emily Aselage and Cleckner added six points.

Cooper led Piqua with nine points, while Aubree Carroll and Audrey Bean scored six points each and Bean added three assists and four steals.

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