Covington torrid shooting drops Arcanum

We made our runs; we made more runs than they did and that ended up being the deciding factor ... Coach Logan Carey

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Brogan Angle drains one of his 7 3-pointers to lead Covington and all scorers with a game high 37 points in first round Buccaneers Holiday Classic win over Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

COVINGTON – The Covington Buccaneers shot second-half lights out in defeating the Arcanum Trojans 82-67 in Buccaneers Holiday Classic first-round play with the BUCCS Brogen Angle setting a new tournament record by scoring 37 points including seven 3-pointers.

Arcanum sophomore Regan Christ drills one of his 5 treys in Buccaneers Holiday Classic matchup with Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We’ve been waiting for that,” Covington coach, Logan Carey said of Angle’s 37-point performance. “We see it every day in practice and it couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Bryson Hite pulls down a BUCCS rebound in Buccaneers Holiday Classic win over Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We did a great job,” Carey added. “We made our runs; we made more runs than they did and that ended up being the deciding factor.”

Arcanum took the opening period 18-15 with Braylen Etherington connecting for nine Trojans points including a trey.

Covington put 21 points on the second quarter board while holding Arcanum to 14 sending the teams to the break with the BUCCS up 36-32. Covington’s Sam Grabeman and Britton Millers each canned two triples good for six points each while Regan Christ was hitting eight second-quarter points including two 3-pointers for Arcanum.

Brady Lock scores for Arcanum at Buccaneers Holiday Classic game with Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“Regan Christ, when he gets hot there is really no stopping him,” said Carey. “We did a great job, we made our runs, we made more runs than they did and that ended up being the deciding factor

Brayden Etherington puts up a Trojans shot in game with Covington. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The BUCCS added another 21 points to the board in the third quarter with Arcanum keeping the game close with 19 points for a 57-51 score with three periods in the book. Angle hit 14 points including three 3-pointers for Covington with Arcanum’s Brady Lock accounting for 11 points in the period.

Covington put the game away in the fourth scorching the nets for 25 points with Angle canned another three treys to go along with three free throws good for 12 points, Bryson Hite chipped in nine points including a triple. Arcanum sophomore Regan Christ tallied 13 fourth-quarter points including three 3-pointers.

Britton Miller drives to the Covington basket in Buccaneers Holiday Classic win over Arcanum. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We’ve been preaching we want to play up-tempo but we don’t want to play in a hurry,” Carey noted. “The first six games a lot of times we were playing in a hurry. Right now we’re letting our offense work, now they’re seeing this is what our offense is getting us, this is the kind of shots we’re looking for and when we’re patient, those are the shots we’re knocking down. It’s been a learning process but tonight was a big step in the right direction.”

Brogen Angle led Covington and all scorers with a game-high 37 points in the BUCCS win.

BOXSCORE:

COVINGTON – B. Angle 37, B. Hite 13, T. Palsgrove 8, B. Miller 8, S. Grabeman 6, C. Humphrey 5, G. Kimmel 4 – TOTALS 17 11-14 12 81

ARCANUM – R. Christ 23, B. Lock 15, B. Etherington 10, L. Flatter 8, L. Henninger 4, M. McCans 3, R. Murray 2, C. Burke 2 – TOTALS 21 7-9 6

3-POINTERS

Covington 12 (B. Angle 7, S. Grabeman 2, B. Miller 2, B. Hite 1)

Arcanum 6 (R. Christ 5, B. Etherington 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

15-21-21-25 81 Covington

18-14-19-16 67 Arcanum