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Scots Weekly: Week 24 (Feb. 8-13, 2016)

Scots Weekly: Week 24 (Feb. 8-13, 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:

Baseball (3-0)
Covenant 6, Emory & Henry 3
Covenant 6, Emory & Henry 5

Covenant 5, Emory & Henry 0 

Men's Basketball (2-1)
Covenant 79, Piedmont 68
LaGrange 76, Covenant 65
Covenant 85, Huntingdon 55 

Women's Basketball (1-2)
Piedmont 78, Covenant 44
LaGrange 62, Covenant 44
Covenant 68, Huntingdon 64

Softball (2-0)
Covenant 7, Wesleyan 0
Covenant 11, Wesleyan 0 

Men's Tennis (0-1)
Birmingham Southern 8, Covenant 1

Women's Tennis (0-1)
Birmingham Southern 9, Covenant 0 

SCOTS IN THE NEWS:

Gosney, Johnson Collect USA South Weekly Baseball Honors (Feb. 8, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant baseball sophomore Joel Johnson was named the USA South Player of the Week while freshman Ryan Gosney collected Rookie Pitcher of the Week honors, announced the conference on Monday... FULL STORY

Smith Named USA South Rookie of the Week for Fifth Time (Feb. 8, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant women's basketball freshman Joanna Smith has been named the USA South Rookie of the Week, announced the conference on Monday... FULL STORY

BY THE NUMBERS:

9: Baseball senior pitcher Jonah Paul struck out a career-high nine hitters in his complete-game, three-hit shutout in Covenant's 5-0 win over Emory & Henry on Saturday. The outing was also Paul's first career nine-inning complete-game.

5-0: For a second year in a row, the baseball team has started the season by winning its first five games. The Scots swept Emory & Henry in a three-game series for the second consecutive season that enabled the Scots to start 5-0.

21: Men's basketball players Berto Dryden and Ben Phelps had career games in two wins for the Scots on the week. Dryden tied a career-high with 21 points in a 79-68 comeback win at Piedmont on Wednesday, while Phelps set a career-high with 21 points in Saturday's 85-55 rout at Huntingdon.

0: Number of runs allowed by the softball pitching staff in Saturday's doubleheader sweep at Wesleyan. The Lady Scots allowed just nine hits combined in the two games as Joni Johnson (complete-game) picked up the win in the first contest before Cris Gant and Carsyn Stone combined for the shutout in game two.

HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK:

Trenton Nobles came through with a walk-off single, his first career hit, to cap a two-run seventh inning lifting the Scots to a 6-5 win over Emory & Henry on Friday.

THE ROAD AHEAD:

Baseball:
Covenant travels to Oglethorpe on Tuesday for a single-game against the Petrels starting at 6 p.m. The Scots then head to Memphis for the Rhodes Classic this weekend and will face Huntingdon (Friday at noon), Rhodes (Friday at 3 p.m.) and Webster (Saturday at noon).

Men's Basketball:
The Scots will host Maryville on Saturday at 4 p.m. for Senior Day.

Women's Basketball:
The women play Meredith on Tuesday in Mars Hill, N.C., at 8:15 p.m. in a makeup from Jan. 23. The Scots then host Wesleyan (Wednesday at 7 p.m.) and Maryville (Saturday at 2 p.m.) to conclude the regular season.

Softball:
The Lady Scots host Berea (Friday at 1 p.m.) and Mount St. Joseph (Saturday at 1 p.m.) for doubleheaders this weekend.

Men's Tennis:
Covenant opens USA South play at N.C. Wesleyan (Friday at 2 p.m.) and Methodist (Saturday at noon).

Women's Tennis:
The Lady Scots also open USA South play at N.C. Wesleyan (Friday at 2 p.m.) and Methodist (Saturday at noon).

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 Joni Johnson and Jonah Paul. Click on the names below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Joni Johnson - So. - Softball Jonah Paul - Sr.  - Baseball

 

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