Covington’s closest district game this year was a 10-point win vs. Fayette-Ware.
The Lady Chargers have won the rest by 20 points or more on the way to a 7-0 league record, so it wasn’t a huge surprise they looked a little lackluster in the earl going Tuesday night at home against Millington, a team they beat by 26 a month ago.
Covington (17-5) eventually got it together and won handily, 61-38, but head coach Katrisha Glass said she was frustrated with the slow start.
“It kind of takes us a while to get going,” said Glass, whose team did not score until 2:56 remained in the first quarter. “I don’t know what it us but we always find a way to pull through it. I’d like for us to play start to finish. It is kind of hard to keep them focused and on track. I thought we came back in the second half and played our game, though.”
Millington (6-5, 3-3) led Covington 2-0 until the Lady Chargers went on a 14-0 run sparked by seven points from senior Felia Fayne, who finished with 13 points.
Senior Kalynn Howard, who led all scorers with 15 points, hit a 3-pointer to start the second half and another a few minutes later to finish off a 15-2 run that pushed Covington’s lead to 52-20.
Covington’s seniors admitted it was sometimes tough to remain focused when playing inferior teams.
“We are just try to keep our focus,” said Howard. “Our goal is to get back to state and playing these teams prepares us for that.”
“In games like this you have to execute on offense and just play hard,” Fayne said. “It can be hard but we usually get it back together.”
DiNiyasia Robinson, who had 11 points and 10 rebounds, said, “We take games like this to get better so when we play teams like South Side or Westview, teams that have more talent, we’ll be ready.”
Cortayza Flowers added 10 points as Covington put four players in double figures.
Covington will look to stay perfect in district play and take a step toward a third straight league title when it travels to Bolivar on Tuesday.