Action images are available in our online store.

| VISIT ONLINE STORE |

STUNNED IN DOUBLE OT...
Braden Miller scored 21 points despite being hounded by Milton all night, but it wasn't enough as the Bulldogs made the plays needed down the stretch to hand the Buccs a 62-61 defeat in double overtime.

Bradley Wiggins knocks down a clutch trey in the second half.
2017-18 BASKETBALL LINKS

2017-18 SCHEDULE

Dec 8
Dec 9
Dec 12
Dec 15
Dec 16
Dec 19
Dec 22
Dec 28
Dec 29
Jan 2
Jan 9
Jan 13
Jan 19
Jan 20
Jan 23
Jan 26
Feb 2
Feb 3
Feb 6
Feb 9
Feb 13
Feb 16
...
Feb 23

Franklin Monroe
Versailles
@ Newton
@ Bradford
Anna
Arcanum
Twin Valley South
Troy Christian @ Piqua
Lehman @ Piqua
@ Milton-Union
@ National Trail
@ New Bremen
Fairlawn
Houston
Miami East
@ Bethel
Ansonia
@ Coldwater
@ Tri-Village
Newton
@ Tri-County North
@ Mississinawa Valley
SECTIONAL @ Piqua
Lehman

L 54-63
L 46-60
L 48-51
W 55-31
L 36-58
W 50-49
L 37-61
L 31-63
W 47-46
L 61-62
L 39-69
L 40-55
L 43-51
L 48-62
W 50-42
LOSS
L 63-70
LOSS
L 55-56
W 65-56
L 42-55
L 48-59
...
L 44-54

2016-17 CCC STANDINGS

Team

CCC

ALL

Bethel 12-0 19-3
Franklin Monroe 10-2 16-6
Tri-Village 9-3 15-7
Covington 7-5 11-11
Twin Valley South 7-5 9-13
Ansonia 6-6 12-10
National Trail 6-6 10-12
Miami East 5-7 11-11
Arcanum 5-7 9-13
Mississinawa Valley 4-8 8-14
Tri-County North 3-9 4-18
Newton 2-10 6-16
Bradford 2-10 2-20

JANUARY 2, 2018 - WEST MILTON
The Covington Buccaneers have had some thrilling, last second wins this year and one of those was on a last second shot by Braden Miller last week to defeat Lehman Catholic 47-46 in the Piqua Holiday Tournament to close out the year 2017.

The Buccaneers had several opportunities for another thrilling win in double-overtime to open the year 2018 at Milton-Union on Tuesday.

Unfortunately, after a three pointer by Chad Yohey gave Covington a three-point lead in the waning moments of the second overtime, Milton went the length of the floor for a layup and picked up a foul for a three-point play of its own.

The Bulldogs then stole the ball on the inbounds pass and was fouled again by Covington, resulting in a free throw to hand the Buccs a 62-61 defeat.

It's a bitter pill to swallow for Covington as it squandered a seven-point fourth quarter lead thanks to turnovers on four straight possessions against Milton's smothering full-court press. It was the turning point of a game where Covington controlled much of the action after a slow start to the game resulting in a 14-7 Milton lead after one.

Behind 14 first half points by senior Braden Miller, Covington outscored Milton 21-6 in the second quarter for a 28-20 halftime lead and held on throughout the third quarter for a 37-31 lead.

The Buccaneers pushed its lead to 42-35 midway through the final frame until the turnover bug hit Covington hard. Milton was able to outscore Covington 11-4 down the stretch to tie the score at 46-46 at the end of regulation.

In the first overtime the Buccaneers had a chance to seal the game at the free throw line, but missed on the front end of a one-and-one and then missed one of two free throws seconds later. It resulted in a 51-51 deadlock as both teams prepared for a second extra session.

With Nathan Brumbaugh and Aaron Stone on the bench for Milton after fouling out, Covington appeared as though it was going to capture yet another close victory as Chad Yohey connected on a trey from the corner with 33 second left in double overtime.

Unfortunately the Buccaneer defense couldn't hold up down the stretch as Milton made the plays it needed to steal the victory on its own floor.

For Covington, Braden Miller scored a game-high 21 points, while Bradley Wiggins scored 11.

Milton was led in scoring with 14 points by William Morris, 13 points by AJ Lovin and 11 points from Blake Albaugh.

Covington converted on 16 of 27 free throw attempts in the contest, while Milton made true on 11 of 18 shots attempts from the line.

The Buccaneers drop to 3-7 on the season and look to rebound on Friday at Tri-County North.


Gray Harshbarger powers his way to the rim in the first half.


SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Covington - 7 .. 28 .. 37 .. 46 .. 51 .. 61
Milton-Union - 14 .. 20 .. 31 .. 46 .. 51 .. 62

COVINGTON SCORING:
Braden Miller - 21
Bradley Wiggins - 11
Zach Parrett - 9
Nathan Lyle - 8
Tyler Fraley - 5
Chad Yohey - 4
Gray Harshbarger - 3

MILTON-UNION SCORING:
William Morris - 14
AJ Lovin - 13
Daniel Albaugh - 11
Aaron Stone - 9
Blake Ullery - 7
Ryan Moore - 5
Nathan Brumbaugh - 3

THREE-POINT SCORING:
Covington - Miller (2), Wiggins (1), Fraley (1), Yohey (1)
Milton-Union - Morris (2), Lovin (1)


Nathan Lyle scored between two Milton defenders on Tuesday.