• Covington senior Felia Fayne signs a basketball scholarship with Itawamba Community College. Also pictured are, from left, front, Simone Jones, aunt; Natasha Olden, mother; back, Felix Fayne, father; K.J. Fayne, brother; and Jalen. Fayne, brother. Photo by Jeff Ireland

When Felia Fayne transferred from Brighton High to Covington for her sophomore year, she was pretty soft-spoken on a team full of girls who had been playing together for a while.

“When she first got here you could tell she was trying to learn our system and see where she fit in,” Covington head coach Katrisha Glass said. “She didn’t say very much, but what she did on the court spoke volumes.”

Fayne helped lead the Lady Chargers to the state tournament in two of her three seasons in Covington, averaging 13.5 points and five rebounds per game her senior season. She also came out of her shell vocally and developed quickly into a team leader.


“As they years went on she became one my top leaders on and off the court,” Glass said. “I hope she continues to find her voice because she has a lot to say. She’s a smart girl and has a lot to offer with her words.”

All that added up to her signing a scholarship with Itawamba Community College Tuesday afternoon in the CHS library.

“I’m more comfortable with two female coaches and was really comfortable with the whole team,” Fayne said when asked why she chose the school in Fulton, Miss. “They showed me around everywhere and it was amazing.”

Fayne will go down as one of the best centers in Covington history. She averaged 15.2 points per game as a junior and 10.5 as a sophomore. Glass believes Fayne will have a chance to show off more of her skill set when gets to the next level.

“The tools that Felia has that people didn’t get to see here is that she’s probably my second-best ball-handler,” Glass said. “She can shoot the ball well, but she benefited us the most being inside. She’ll be able to adjust very well at the next level because she has those tools in her back pocket.”

Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland