The Covington Chargers, ranked sixth in this week’s Class AA poll, continued their hot play with an 86-64 home win over the Bolivar Tigers on Tuesday night that improved their record to 22-3 overall and 9-0 in District 15-AA play.
The teams played to a draw in the first half, heading to the locker-room tied at 32. Whatever coach Charles Mitchell said at the break sunk in.
Covington, which has now won 11 straight, came out guns blazing, outscoring Bolivar 25-17 in the third period before blowing it open in the fourth with a 28-17 outburst.
Prominent in the win was the play of forward Brandon Alston, who had a double-double, scoring a team-high 25 points while nabbing 13 rebounds. He also blocked five shots, had four steals, three assists and just one turnover.
Travontae Powell turned in a 20-point performance. Martez Logan was in double figures with 10 points and Myles Stark had nine.
In girls’ action, Covington jumped out to a 27-0 lead after one quarter and beat Bolivar 55-21 for its fifth straight win.
The Lady Chargers (21-4, 9-0) were led by DaNiyasia Robinson, Trinity Taylor and Felia Fayne, each of whom scored 14 points.
Covington hosts Fayette-Ware tonight and closes the home season with Bolton on Feb. 11. The regular season comes to a close at Ripley on Feb. 14. District tournament play begins Feb. 17 at Bolivar.