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The Chargers continued their slide in District 15-AA with a pair of losses last week, running their streak to three. 

The lone bright spot was a come-from-behind win against Munford in Saturday’s home season closer on senior night.

On Tuesday, the Jackson North Side Indians (10-10 overall, 2-4 district) avenged a home loss to CHS (15-10, 3-5) with a 67-59 win. 

Covington appeared to be in good shape, sporting a nine-point halftime advantage, but the second half was an offensive nightmare for the Chargers. 

They were outscored 45-28, allowing JNS back in the game with a 7-0 run early in the third period and then losing the lead for good following an 8-0 Indian run to open the fourth period.

North Side's Chavis Fuller (19 points, 11 in the third period) topped all scorers. Brandon Cheairs kicked in 12 for the Indians. 

Malcolm Taylor paced CHS with 18 points. Bobby Shanks and Damarcus Seaberry (four made 3s) contributed 14 each.

North Side had 20 turnovers, but only 6 in the second half, while CHS committed 16. 

The Ripley Tigers added to Charger woes with a 78-72 takedown on Friday. 

Once again, Covington went to the break with the lead, 41-35, only to lose focus in the third period and lose the lead, scoring only 10 in the frame. 

The Tigers took control in the fourth as the Chargers committed several turnovers and failed to capitalize on multiple free throw attempts. 

Chad Culbreath tossed in 23 for the Tigers for game honors. 

Bobby Shanks’ 18 points led CHS. Taylor dropped 16 and Kaleb Estes 15 for the Chargers.

A much-needed win came on Saturday with a come-from-behind 55-48 victory over the Munford Cougars (14-10). 

The Cougars hung tough the entire game and led 25-24 at the half and 38-33 to start the fourth period.

The Chargers slowly inched closer and took a 47-46 lead on a rare 3-point make by Estes with three minutes left in the game. 

A put back by Andrea' Bell tied the game at 48 under two minutes, but the Charger defense clamped down and the Chargers closed out the contest with a 7-0 run.

Taylor led all scorers with 16 points. Shanks and Estes had 12 apiece and Damarcus Seaberry added 11 for CHS. 

Munford got balanced scoring with Reggie Holmes, Juane Tolton, Kylon Hall and Bell all putting 10 points in the books. 

Munford committed 16 turnovers, including seven crucial ones in the fourth, and made 10 of 14 at the line. The Chargers had nine turnovers and made 7 of 12 free throws.

Covington closes the regular season at Liberty Tech tomorrow night. 

District play begins at Haywood on Feb. 10.

Munford closes the regular season tomorrow night at Hardin County. The Cougars' district tournament will also be held at Hardin County. 

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