Lady Wildcats lose at Covenant

By Paul Boggs -

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. — Hannan, at halftime on Monday, had its chance to string together its third consecutive victory.

Unfortunately for the visiting Lady Wildcats, that proverbial cord got cut in the third quarter.

By being outscored by Covenant Christian 14-5 in the decisive third period, the Lady Wildcats dropped a 44-36 girls basketball bout in Huntington.

Hannan held an 18-15 advantage in the final eight minutes, but by trailing 29-18 entering the fourth stanza —the Wildcats were in too deep a hole to climb out of.

The Wildcats only trailed 6-5 following the first quarter, and 15-13 at halftime, thus giving them a shot at a three-game winning streak.

With the loss, Hannan — with wins over Green and Wahama in its last two tilts — fell to 2-8.

The Wildcats were saddled with a seven-game losing skid to open the year.

Covenant Christian evened its record to 4-4, and was paced by Amanda Bailey’s game-high 15 points.

Eden Bumgardner added 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists for the hosts.

Grace Hagley had six points and 11 rebounds.

For the Wildcats, Madison Staggs scored 10 points —the only Hannan player to post double figures.

Bailey Tolliver tallied seven points, followed by six from Sydnee Holley, five from Cassidy Duffer, three from Josie Cooper and two apiece by Josie McCoy and Maggie Waugh.

Julie Frazier’s free throw rounded out the Hannan scoring.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

By Paul Boggs