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February 17, 2018

2/11/2018 9:18:00 AM
Covington Girls Continue Busy Week With Win

Lauren Gillespie scored a game-high 19 points Friday night, leading Covington to a 58-30 Pioneer District girls basketball win over Highland County.

The Cougars (8-3 Pioneer District, 12-9 overall) travel to Narrows to finish the regular season tonight and host a first round Pioneer tournament game Monday at 6 p.m., against either Bath County or Highland County.

Friday, Gillespie scored 13 first-half points, staking the Cougars to a big 34-13 halftime lead.

“We came out tonight and took care of business,” said CHS coach Mark Pifer. “It’s been a long week, but everybody got some time tonight and did some positive things.”

Amiah Hunter added nine for Covington, while Brianna Taylor and Abby Perkins both scored six.

Sydney Armstrong led Highland County (1-11 Pioneer, 2-16 overall) with 13 points.

Thursday night, the Cougars went to Buena Vista and lost a 78-26 decision to Parry McCluer.

The Fighting Blues finished the regular season a perfect 11-0 in the Pioneer and 19-2 overall.

Kate Beverly led four Blues into double figures with 12 points.

Gillespie and Hunter both had eight for the Cougars.

Parry McCluer was a 25-16 junior varsity winner.

Katie Claytor scored eight points for the winners.

Cristi Persinger led Covington with seven, Tasshya Hawkins had five, while Makieah Mack and Zy’onah Garrison both scored two.

The Blues led 9-8 at the half.

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