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Lady Chargers looking like top seed in district tournament

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The Lady Chargers improved their season and district record during the week despite a loss to the Munford Lady Cougars on Saturday night. 

Covington (17-6 overall, 8-0 district) headed into the final week of the regular season with a firm grip on the top seed in the District 15-AA Tournament, which opens at Haywood on Feb. 10.

The week opened with a 53-43 win Tuesday night over the Jackson North Side Lady Indians (7-10, 3-3). 

Having drubbed the Indians 77-39 at JNS, Covington seemed unable to get going on the home floor. 

Leading by only four entering the fourth quarter, Covington finally showed some offensive and defensive spark, pushing the lead to 12 late in the period.

Covington’s LeShaundra Somerville and JNS’s Jada Perkins shared top scoring honors with 18 a piece. Treasury Poindexter tossed in 16 more for Covington.

The steamroll through the district continued on Friday at Ripley with a 59-25 win for CHS. 

The Lady Tigers did not score more than seven in any quarter against a stout Lady Charger defense. 

Somerville led the scoring for a second straight game with 15 points. Janeika Mason added 13 for CHS. Ripley’s Tionna Johnson and Poindexter had 10 points each.

Low scoring and a snail’s pace describes the Munford-Covington game Saturday night won by the Lady Cougars 41-38. 

The 38 points are the lowest offensive output for CHS this season. 

Munford had difficulty getting past an aggressive CHS man-to-man defense. Conversely, Covington struggled to penetrate a fluid Munford zone, resulting in a lot of dribbling and passing and little shooting by either team.

The Lady Cougars turned a five-point halftime deficit into a seven-point lead with a 12-0 run to open the second half. CHS would get no closer than three the rest of the way. 

Somerville outpaced all others with 13 points to close her senior season at home. Phenicia Howard led Munford with 11 points. 

Covington closes the regular season at Liberty Tech tomorrow night. Munford wraps the regular season at Hardin County. 

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