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Scots Weekly: Week 19 (Jan. 11-16, 2016)

Scots Weekly: Week 19 (Jan. 11-16, 2016)

Returning this year is Scots Weekly, a weekly publication that highlights the past week's Covenant athletic events with news, notes and more.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

Men's Basketball (2-0)
Covenant 79, William Peace 77
Covenant 77, N.C. Wesleyan 71 

Women's Basketball (1-1)
Covenant 75, William Peace 71 (3OT)
N.C. Wesleyan 63, Covenant 58 

SCOTS IN THE NEWS

Joanna Smith Notches Third USA South Rookie of the Week Honor (Jan. 11, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- With an impressive display over two games last week, Covenant women's basketball freshman Joanna Smith picked up her third USA South Rookie of the Week honor of the season, announced the conference on Monday... FULL STORY

Andrea Hunt, Anne Charlotte Strawbridge Named NSCAA Scholar All-Region (Jan. 14, 2016)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Covenant women's soccer junior Andrea Hunt and senior Anne Charlotte Strawbridge both earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-South Region honors, announced the organization recently... FULL STORY

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:

Check out Will Portlock's buzzer-beating jumper that gave the men's basketball team a 79-77 victory at William Peace on Friday (video courtesy of William Peace Sports Information).

BY THE NUMBERS:

3: Number of overtimes in the women's basketball team's 75-71 victory at William Peace on Friday. It was the first three-overtime game in program history and the first multi-overtime game since Feb. 13, 2004 at Bluefield--a 90-79 victory.

56: Number of total points the men's basketball team has outscored its opponents by in the second half of its nine victories this year. The Scots rallied from a nine-point deficit at halftime at N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday by outscoring the Bishops by 15 in the second period to earn a 77-71 win.

7: Number of double-doubles on the year for women's basketball freshman Joanna Smith. Smith has registered four straight such games against USA South foes and averaged 16 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games last week.

17: Men's basketball freshman Bailey Spragg scored a career-high 17 points in Covenant's 79-77 win at William Peace on Friday. Spragg then scored 11 against N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday. His previous career-high in points was seven entering last week.

THE ROAD AHEAD:

Men's Basketball:
The first-place Scots will travel to rival Maryville on Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. tip. Covenant then travels to Danville, Va., on Saturday to square off with Averett at 2 p.m.

Women's Basketball:
Covenant will travel to USA South foes Mary Baldwin (Friday at 5 p.m.) and Meredith (Saturday at 2 p.m.).

Live stats and video links for all events can be found here

COVENANT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:

Each week, Covenant will honor a female and male student-athlete with Athlete of the Week. This week's honorees are Joanna Smith and Bailey Spragg. Click on the names below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Joanna Smith - Fr. - Basketball Bailey Spragg - Fr. - Basketball

 

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