Covington pulls away late to defeat the Greenville girls basketball team


By Jamie Wilson - For The Daily Advocate



Greenville’s Morgan Gilbert plays defense during a girls basketball game against Covington on Thursday in Greenville.


Jamie Wilson|For The Daily Advocate

GREENVILLE – Covington pulled away in the fourth quarter Thursday night to defeat the Greenville girls basketball team 59-45.

Greenville’s Cassie Cromwell went to the free throw line within the first six seconds of the game following a foul, and she made one of the two, putting Greenville on the board. Within the first minute the score was 4-3 in favor of Greenville.

At the 6:34 left to play mark Covington tied the game. Then Jordan Crowell made a 3-pointer, putting Covington up by 3.

At the end of the first quarter Greenville was down by 6 with a score of 17-11. Kaylee Jackson led the Lady Wave with 4 points in the opening quarter.

In the second quarter Greenville came back within 1 with 5:15 left to play in the half. The Wave held Covington scoreless until the 5:00 mark of the quarter.

Greenville, which was led by 9 Morgan Gilbert points including two 3-pointers in the second quarter, outscored Covington 14-12 in the period. From an 8-point deficit, the Lady Wave cut the Buccaneers’ lead to 4 points, 29-25.

In the third quarter Greenville started off with a 3-pointer. However, the Wave were down by 7 at the 3:05 mark. The third quarter ended with both teams scoring 10 points, making it 39-35 in favor of Covington. Karsyn Shaffer led Greenville with 7 points in the quarter.

In the fourth quarter Greenville was within 2 at the 6:05 mark. Then Crowell almost immediately scored a 3-pointer.

Greenville started slipping behind as the time clicked away. The Wave were down by 5 at the 5:06 mark, 7 by the 4:35 mark, 9 by the 2:15 mark, 11 by the 1:31 mark and finally down by 14 at the end of the fourth as Covington won 59-45. Cassie Cromwell had 6 points to lead Greenville in the fourth quarter.

Shaffer led Greenville with 13 points. Also for the Lady Wave, Gilbert scored 9 points, Cromwell scored 7, Jada Garland scored 6, Jackson scored 4, Payton Brandenburg scored 3, and Lani Shilt scored 3.

Samantha Whitman led Covington with a game-high 27 points. Also for the Buccs, Crowell scored 10 points, Lexie Long scored 9, Lauren Christian scored 6, Tori Lyle scored 4, and Justice Warner scored 3.

Greenville’s Morgan Gilbert plays defense during a girls basketball game against Covington on Thursday in Greenville.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2017/01/web1_Morgan-Gilbert-WEB.jpgGreenville’s Morgan Gilbert plays defense during a girls basketball game against Covington on Thursday in Greenville. Jamie Wilson|For The Daily Advocate

By Jamie Wilson

For The Daily Advocate