The Chargers traveled up the big muddy to try their skills at New Madrid’s Riverbend Classic. They came away 1-1 to run their season record to 4-2.
Scott County, Mo., High School was first up for the Chargers who dispatched them 56-50.
“We played as well as a team as we have all season,” Coach Mitchell said. “We got after them defensively and relied on one another. It was a good follow-up to the Fayette-Ware game.”
Malcolm Taylor had a big night with a team high 20 points. Derrian Tipton added a season high 19.
The Charleston, Mo., Bluejays were not as kind. The Chargers came out flat not getting their first basket until the 4:48 mark. It cut the Charleston lead to 6-4 but the Bluejays went on a 15-3 run to win the first period 21-5 on the way to their first win of the season 70-47.
“We lost the game in the 1st period,” said Coach Mitchell. “We were tired. We shot poorly and had too many turnovers. We were outhustled and out quicked. We slept walked.”
Trailing 36-22 at the break, Covington gave up 8 straight points to open the 3rd and fell behind by 22. The Bluejays largest lead was 27 in the 4th period. Charleston took away CHS’ inside game and forced too many outside shots for the Chargers to get back in the game.
Bobby Shanks led CHS with 12 points which made only 17 field goals while shooting 9-13 at the line. Charleston’s Delfinko Bogan’s 25 points paced the Bluejays who dropped in 30 field goals and shot 6-9 from the stripe.
The Chargers travel to Munford on tomorrow night and take on M.H.E.A at CHS on Wed., Dec 11. At 6:30 pm.