Covington downs Bradford Lady Railroaders

Young Bradford team struggles at Covington

Erika Gostomsky goes to the basket for Covington in win over Bradford. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

COVINGTON – The Covington Lady BUCCS took advantage of a second half running clock to defeat the visiting Bradford Lady Railroaders 53-7 in non-conference varsity basketball action.

Avery Koffer scores for Covington in the Lady BUCCS non-conference win over Lady Railroaders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We worked on a lot of things that we needed to work on, moving the ball, getting downhill towards the basket,” said Covington coach, Shawn Naff. “That is what we wanted to work on tonight – we did a good job of that tonight.”

The Lady BUCCS jumped out to an early 14-2 score after one quarter of play with a balanced scoring attack.

Bradford’s Brooklyn Crickmore pulls down a Lady Roaders rebound at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Period No. 2 saw Covington’s offense put 21-points on the board including two Gracie Anderson 3-pointers while holding the Lady Roaders to 4-points sending the teams to the break with the Lady Buccaneers leading 45-6.

Gracie Anderson cans one of her two Lady BUCCS 3-pointers in win over Bradford Lady Railroaders. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Covington’s defense kept Bradford off the board in the third and took a 45-6 lead to the final quarter of play with a 10-0 third quarter led by Maggie Anderson’s 6-6 at the free throw line.

Gabrielle Hartwig was good for three fourth quarter baskets to lead Covington with six fourth quarter points and the Wednesday night home win.

Cheyenne Buchanan looks for a Lady Roaders pass in Wednesday night matchup at Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Covington shot a torrid 12-13 at the line good for 92 percent shooting.

Carlie Besecker led Covington and all scorers with a game high 10-points. Nine Lady Buccaneers put points in the scoring column.

“Team basketball – they all played well,” Coach Naff said. “I am pleased with our effort…defense, talking, hands.”

“It is a process and it’s not going to happen overnight,” said Bradford coach, Josh Siedling. “Rome wasn’t built in a day they say so we just have to keep trusting it and pick the positives we can work on. We fight to the end until the buzzer goes off. They hustle to the very end, we’re going after loose balls and that is what you need, that foundation to build upon.”

With the win, Covington improves to 8-3 on the season while Bradford drops to 0-11.



COVINGTON – C. Besecker 10, M. Anderson 9, A. Koffer 7, E. Gostomsky 6, B. Anderson 6, G. Harwig 6, D. Murphy 5, M. Rogers 2, H. Alexander 2 – TOTALS 16 12-13 3 53

BRADFORD – Swick 3, Buchman 2, Crickmore 2 – TOTALS 3 1-2 0 7


Covington 3 (G. Anderson 2, M. Anderson 1)

Bradford 0


14-21-10-08 53 Covington

02-04-00-01 07 Bradford

Ryleigh Dotson brings the ball up-court for the Bradford Lady Railroaders in game with Lady BUCCS. (Gaylen Blosser photo)