Scots Weekly: Week 25 (Feb. 15-20, 2016)

Scots Weekly: Week 25 (Feb. 15-20, 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 (0-4)
Oglethorpe 6, Covenant 5
Huntingdon 12, Covenant 6
Rhodes 7, Covenant 3

Webster 13, Covenant 8 

Men's Basketball (1-0)
Covenant 74, Maryville 69 

Women's Basketball (2-1)
Covenant 55, Meredith 49
Covenant 73, Wesleyan 60
Maryville 71, Covenant 52 

Softball (2-1-1)
Covenant 4, Berea 3 (9 innings)
Covenant 8, Berea 0

Mount St. Joseph 5, Covenant 4
Covenant 6, Mount St. Joseph 6
 

Men's Tennis (0-2)
N.C. Wesleyan 8, Covenant 1
Methodist 8, Covenant 1 

Women's Tennis (1-1)
Covenant 6, N.C. Wesleyan 3
Methodist 7, Covenant 2 

SCOTS IN THE NEWS:

Baseball's Paul, Harvey Pick Up USA South Weekly Awards (Feb. 15, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- Covenant baseball senior pitcher Jonah Paul and junior outfielder Luke Harvey collected USA South weekly awards, announced the conference on Monday. Paul was named Pitcher of the Week, while Harvey garnered Player of the Week honors.... FULL STORY

Paul and Harvey Garner D3baseball.com Team of the Week Honors (Feb. 16, 2016)

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- A day after earning USA South weekly awards, Covenant baseball senior Jonah Paul and junior Luke Harvey were both named to the D3baseball.com Team of the Week, announced the website on Tuesday morning... FULL STORY

MEN'S BASKETBALL IN THE USA SOUTH TOURNAMENT:

The Scots earned the No. 2 seed in this week's USA South Tournament by finishing 10-4 in conference play. Covenant (15-9 overall) will face No. 7 seed William Peace on Thursday at 3 p.m. in Everett Gym on the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan in Rocky Mount, N.C. Covenant defeated William Peace 79-77 on Will Portlock's buzzer-beating jumper on Jan. 15 in Raleigh.

For more information on the USA South Tournament, visit the tournament page here

BY THE NUMBERS:

2: The seed for the men's basketball team heading into this week's USA South Tournament. The Scots' second place finish in the USA South is the highest conference finish since the program began playing in a modern-day conference format (1989-90 season). The 10-4 finish is also marks the highest conference winning percentage (.714) in program history.

45: Staying with men's basketball, this number reflects the number of victories the Scots' senior class has helped lead the program to during their time. The six seniors (Micah Turner, Robby Bell, TJ Cox, Matt den Dulk, Chris Boyd, Daniel Garrett) have led the Scots to two winning seasons in the last four years.

28: Number of career singles victories for women's tennis junior Gracie Smith, which ties the program record. Smith tied Stephanie Sizemore (2009-12) with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over N.C. Wesleyan's Leigh Hales on Friday. 

28: Men's tennis sophomore Matthew Harvie knocked off N.C. Wesleyan's Sebastian Sikh, ranked No. 28 nationally in singles play, 7-6 (3), 6-0 on Friday. In the Division III era, it is the first time a Covenant men's player has defeated a nationally-ranked opponent.

9: Number of innings the softball team used to defeat Berea 4-3 on Friday. Madison Quirk had a walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth and Joni Johnson went the distance in the circle allowing just two earned runs. It was the first nine-inning game at home for Covenant since April 11, 2012 against Berry.

THE ROAD AHEAD:

Baseball:
Covenant faces Berry in non-conference action on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in Rome, Ga. The Scots then host USA South foe LaGrange for a three-game series starting Friday at 2 p.m.

Men's Basketball:
Covenant, the No. 2 seed, opens the USA South Tournament on Thursday against No. 7 seed William Peace at 3 p.m. in Rocky Mount, N.C.

Softball:
The Lady Scots will face Berry (Tuesday at 1 p.m.) and Maryville (Saturday at 12 p.m.) on the road this week.

Men's Tennis:
The Scots travel to Maryville (12 p.m.) and Johnson (4 p.m.) on Saturday.

Women's Tennis:
Covenant hosts Agnes Scott on Friday at 4 p.m. before going on the road to face Maryville (12 p.m.) and Johnson (4 p.m.) on Saturday.

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 Aly Hall and Matthew Harvie. Click on the names below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Aly Hall - So. - Tennis Matthew Harvie - So. - Tennis

 

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