Men's Basketball News

  • Bowman, Woodruff, and Jackson Highlight Team Awards
    May 01, 2010
    The votes are in, and below are the team awards as voted on by the players for the 2009-10 Scots Basketball season. Congratulations!
  • Logan Dahms: True Student, True Athlete
    April 14, 2010
    The 2010 NCCAA Scholar-Athlete Awards were announced on March 20th and our very own Logan Dahms was honored with a Scholar-Athlete Award.
  • Sam Bowman and Callum Sears Named Honorable Mentions to NCCAA All-Region Team
    March 15, 2010
    In only their first years playing basketball at the collegiate level, forward Sam Bowman and wing Callum Sears were each named as honorable mentions for the NCCAA All-Region team, the league announced.
  • Scots Fall in NCCAA Region Tourney
    March 12, 2010
    Four different players scored in double-figures for the Bluefield College Rams (17-15, 11-5 AAC) to knock the Covenant men's basketball team out of the NCCAA Mid-East Region tournament on Thursday night. The Appalachian Athletic Conference co-champions were led by sophomore Ted O'boute with 17 points which helped the Ramblin' Rams pull away in the second half with a 96-74 victory.
  • Oakwood Downs Covenant 85-73 In Regular Season Finale
    February 25, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team was hoping to send out lone senior John Strickland, and the 2009-2010 season, on a high note this past Tuesday with a victory over visiting Oakwood University. However, poor free-throw shooting and costly turnovers limited the Scot's chances, and in the end Covenant succumbed to an 85-73 defeat. It was the team's second loss to Oakwood University on the year, the first having come in a February 6th, 75-56 defeat. Nevertheless, the game provided a chance for fans and teammates to bid farewell to senior John Strickland, who posted 3 assists, 1 block, and 1 steal on the game
  • Men and Women's Basketball Senior Night
    February 23, 2010
    As the 2009-2010 basketball regular season comes to a close tonight, the Covenant Scots and Lady Scots will be celebrating the careers of their seniors: Erika Forland, Brinkley Knowles, and Dede Walls for the women, and John Strickland for the men. A brief ceremony for the four players will be held immediately following the women's game to honor their time in the Covenant uniform.
  • Scots Fall to TN-Temple 73-57
    February 20, 2010
    The Scots traveled the short distance to Tennessee Temple University Friday night in an attempt to gain redemption from their heart-breaking loss to the Crusaders earlier this year. But Dominique McGaughey’s 4 assists, Sam Bowman’s 13 rebounds, and Damien Chaney’s 15 points proved futile as the Scots surrendered their 20th loss of the 2009-2010 season.
  • Maryville Claims Victory in Battle of the “Scots”
    February 18, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team took to the court Wednesday night to face a familiar foe in Maryville College, who, ironically named the Scots as well, had defeated the Covenant Scots by a score of 109-53 earlier in the season. Thus, the visitors brought in a confident attitude as well as a high-caliber team that was riding a four game winning streak and a 19-4 overall record. In the end, these advantages would indeed play out to Maryville's favor, as the team proved to be too much for Covenant to handle. Maryville's starting five, led by Greg Hernandez's 21 point, 10 rebound effort, posted a combined 60 points to carry the visiting Scots to a 98-76 victory and improve their season record to 20-4. Meanwhile, the home Scots fell to 3-19 on the year, and now have just two games remaining in their regular season.
  • Union Bulldogs Doom Scots to 9th Consecutive Defeat
    February 16, 2010
    The visiting Union College Bulldogs jumped out to a 32-16 halftime lead over the Covenant College men's basketball team Saturday night and never looked back, claiming a 67-35 win en-route to handing Covenant its 9th straight loss. The Scots, who are now 3-18 on the season, were led in points and rebounds by freshman Joey Danek, who put up 9 and 8 in those respective categories. Junior point-guard Dominique McGaughey led the team with 3 assists, and Sam Bowman and Callum Sears both ranked second on the team in points with 6 apiece.
  • Scots Blow 17 Point Lead in Loss to Huntingdon
    February 12, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team appeared well on its way to what would have been just its fourth victory of the season on Wednesday night, but somehow the team found a way to blow a 17 point lead en-route to losing the game 70-63. "We were playing not to lose," said a disappointed Dominique McGaughey after the game, "We should have been playing to win, but we didn't play our game for the entire 40 minutes and Huntingdon stole the win from us." Indeed, wins have been hard to come by for the Scots this season, as they now find themselves at a 3-17 record with just four regular season games remaining.
  • Covenant Basketball Double-Header vs Huntingdon College
    February 10, 2010
    Tonight's basketball games between the Covenant College Scots/ Lady Scots and the Huntingdon College Hawks/ Lady Hawks will be aired live online. Tim Mahla and Marshall Rowe of Covenant's Alumni Office will be providing the commentary; Mahla doing the play by play, and Rowe the color. Live stats will also be provided and can be accessed by clicking here: women, men.
  • Bryan Games Cancelled, TN Temple University Re-Scheduled
    February 09, 2010
    After last week's rain and ice prevented the men's and women's basketball teams from traveling to Dayton to face Bryan College, coaches discussed possibilities of scheduling the games for a later date. The final decision made, however, was that both teams would scratch the contests altogether since the games are no longer conference matches. During the decision process, Tennessee Temple's games were re-scheduled for Tuesday, February 16th. These games will remain there with tip times set for 5:30 and 7:30. Check the Scots' and Lady Scots' schedules online for specific game information.
  • Scots Suffer 20 Point Loss at Oakwood
    February 08, 2010
    Covenant College entered Wednesday's contest hoping to defeat an Oakwood University opponent who entered the game with a 9-9 record, but instead suffered a 76-56 loss to drop its own record to 3-16 on the year. Indeed, Oakwood proved to be the better team on the night, riding its large home crowd and solid offensive effort to victory, while Covenant, whose leading scorers were Damien Chaney and Zarome Lakey with 10 apiece, stumbled to its 7th consecutive loss.
  • Milligan Downs Covenant 80-59
    February 04, 2010
    Milligan's Torian Sitton, Kyle Donahue, and Seymour Cordero were all able to accomplish something in Wednesday night's game that only one Scot, Damien Chaney, was able to, and that was scoring double digits in points. Indeed, Chaney's 10 point effort was nowhere near enough to propel the Scots to victory, as they slumped to their sixth consecutive defeat in an 80-59 loss to the Milligan College Buffaloes.
  • Scots Fall to Huntingdon College 87-73
    January 31, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team lost its third consecutive road match last Wednesday in an 87-73 defeat to the Huntingdon College Hawks. The Scots played well offensively, but turnovers and an inability to slow down Huntingdon's offense proved costly as the Scots fell to 3-14 on the season. Indeed, turnovers, of which the Scots had 19, led to 23 points for the Hawks and a minus 11 turnover differential that set Covenant in a hole from which they were never able to recover. Zarome Lakey and Sam Bowman were the Scot's top performers in the loss, as Lakey led all players with 25 points, and Bowman tallied 12 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Slow Start Punishes Scots in Loss at LaGrange
    January 27, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team took to the road Monday night for their contest against LaGrange College, whom they had already downed at home earlier in the season. Traveling a long distance, and with a roster limited by illnesses and injuries to a couple key players, the Scots were nevertheless hoping to step off the bus and overcome those distractions to pull-off their fourth win of the season. A slow start, coupled with poor movement on offense, hindered the Scots' efforts, though, and they were never able to gain any ground on LaGrange, who came away with the 63-48 victory. "We came out flat and were never able to recover from our sluggish start," said Coach Kyle Taylor after the game, "LaGrange, on the other hand, played like a team in desperate need of a win. They had lost 5 straight games going into the contest and played with a purpose." Indeed, it was the Panther's Marcus Vaughn who played a huge part in that effort, scoring 17 points and coming down with 13 rebounds on the night.
  • Basketball Coaches to Participate in “Coaches vs. Cancer” Weekend
    January 26, 2010
    The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, has invited teams from across the country to join the 2010 Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers awareness weekend January 29-31. The NABC is encouraging coaches and their staffs to wear sneakers with their regular game suits at games held that weekend to show support for the Coaches vs. Cancer program. The coaching staff at Covenant College, as they travel to Bryan College on Saturday, will be one of the many schools in participation as they seek to unite with coaches in the common effort to raise awareness for the fight to save lives from cancer.
  • Scots Play Aggressive But Fall to Wesleyan 64-78
    January 25, 2010
    Inconsistency and turnovers haunted the Covenant College men's basketball team Saturday night as they fell to their 12th loss of the season on the road to Tennessee Wesleyan. "Consistency was an issue for us tonight against Wesleyan," said Coach Taylor after the game, "In the first half we played well defensively, but not offensively, and in the second half we really did a nice job on offense, but struggled to get stops on defense." This was evidenced by the scoreline in that Covenant was able to limit Wesleyan to 33 first half points while scoring only 23 themselves, and in the second half when Covenant scored 41 but allowed 45 against.
  • Turnovers Prove Costly as Scots Fall to Temple in Closing Seconds
    January 21, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team was on the verge of claiming its fourth win of the season Tuesday night, but fell just short as Tennessee Temple snatched victory with a last second tip-in. After tying the game at 65 off a Chris "CJ" Robinson jumper with 34 seconds remaining, Covenant was unable to stop Temple from moving down the court and rebounding their own shot for the win as time ran out. The loss will be even tougher for the Scots to swallow when they consider the fact that they led by eight at halftime.
  • Despite Solid Effort, Covenant Falls to Union 79-70
    January 14, 2010
    Entering Wednesday's contest the Covenant College men's basketball team was looking to build upon its one game win streak and claim its first road victory of the season. After improving to 3-10 on the season by beating LaGrange at home earlier in the week, the Scots now traveled north to face the Union College Bulldogs who sat at 8-10 on the year. The Bulldogs were riding a three game losing streak, but, aided by home court advantage and a 55.8 field goal percentage, they were able to fend off a Covenant team who still managed to put forth a passionate and solid offensive effort. Both Callum Sears and Zarome Lakey shot the ball well for the Scots, posting career highs in points scored with 17 and 16 respectively. "Callum Sears has caught fire the last two games," said Coach Kyle Taylor after the game, "He is a good shooter, and it's exciting to see him start to gain confidence in himself, and to see his teammates working to get him open." Damien Chaney also put together an inspired performance, scoring fourteen points and grabbing a game high 9 rebounds.
  • Scots Gather First Win of 2010 with 70-66 Win over LaGrange
    January 13, 2010
    While a majority of the student body was away for Christmas break, the Covenant College men's basketball team was hard at work preparing for the second half of their season. After losing away to Maryville College in the first game of 2010, the Scots continued to work hard over the remainder of the break to ensure that their first home game of the new year would result in a Scot's victory. Entering with a 2-9 record, the game against LaGrange represented a chance for the Scots to obtain that kickstart to the new year and at the same time grab their first win since beating Sewanee over a month prior. And, with a solid effort spearheaded by Logan Dahms and Sam Bowman's 13 and 12 point outings respectively, the team was indeed able to outlast a scrappy LaGrange squad en-route to victory.
  • Scots Resume Season with Loss to Maryville College
    January 05, 2010
    The Covenant College men's basketball team began the 2010 leg of their season by losing to the Maryville Scots 109-53. Covenant shot 46% from the field but only managed 1 successful three-pointer in their 9 attempts. Maryville, on the other hand, shot 61% from the floor including 12 for 27 from three. Sam Bowman proved once again to be one of the Scots' biggest offensive threats as he contributed a team high 19 points. Damien Chaney added 7 points from the bench, and the other 11 Scots who saw minutes accounted for the remaining 27 points. The Maryville Scots finished with 5 players scoring in double-figures one of which was Greg Hernandez with a game high 25 points.
  • Piedmont Pulls Away in Second Half to Down Scots
    December 17, 2009
    The Covenant College men's basketball team fell to their second straight defeat last Saturday, this time at the hands of the visiting Piedmont College Lions. Having suffered a similar fate in their previous match- a 106-57 loss to the Lions back in November -the Scots entered the game knowing they would have to improve in all areas if they wished to turn the tables and claim victory. And early on, things were going pretty well for the Scots, who trailed by only eight points at the end of the first half.
  • Tough First Half Sees Scots Fall to Reinhardt 82-62
    December 12, 2009
    The Scots were unable to overcome a spotty first half performance in their loss to the Reinhardt College Eagles on Thursday, failing to come back from an 18-point first half deficit en-route to an 82-62 loss. Shooting just 23% from inside the arch, and 33% from three point range early on, the Scots were hard-pressed to overcome a Reinhardt team that shot 47 and 61% respectively. Even though they improved on these percentages in the second half, and out-rebounded Reinhardt over the course of the game, Covenant was unable to establish any dominance, and fell to a 2-7 record on the season.
  • Milligan Tops Covenant
    December 09, 2009
    Dustin McConnell scored a game high 20 points in his 17 minutes off the bench, and the Milligan College Buffaloes scored 22 points off 24 Covenant turnovers to run away with an 85-67 win Saturday afternoon. The Buffaloes (3-8) put themselves on a current two game winning streak this season and improved their head-to-head record against the Scots to 7-0 in the last four years. Milligan had no major runs but rather steadily increased their lead throughout the game- leading by 9, 15, 28, and 18 at each of the ten minute intervals. Covenant, on the other hand, managed to put a rally together late in the game, trimming a 34 point deficit down to 18 in just over 5 minutes time. The Scots' only lead came as a result of the game's first basket.
  • Scots Get Dismantled By Bryan
    December 03, 2009
    Monday's overtime win against Berry College must have taken the steam out of the young Scots basketball team as they lost badly to the Bryan Lions earlier tonight. Covenant shot a season low 23.6% from the floor for the game and managed a total of only 13 made baskets. According to Assistant Coach Luke Herbert, they were "outplayed in every facet of the game." Indeed, Bryan's hustle and relentless intensity were major contributing factors to the Lion's success as it seemed that every loose ball off turnovers or rebounds went Bryan's way. Keith Bauer was the game's leading scorer with 19, while Scott Newton and Astral Guerrier both came up one rebound shy of a double-double. For the Scots, Callum Sears tallied 8 points with 6 boards, Justin Eidsmoe scored 6 points, and Sam Bowman, Chase Foster, and John Strickland each had 4. "We have a lot of talented kids," continued Coach Herbert, "but we need to learn how to apply our talents and just keep improving and growing."
  • Scots Pushed to Overtime in First Season Win
    December 01, 2009
    Back on November 16th, the Covenant men's basketball team visited Berry College to face off in both team's first regular season game. There, the Scots had a decent first half, but an awful second half on both ends of the court helped the Vikings run away with a 19 point victory. Now only two weeks later, Covenant has regrouped, learned from their past performance, and grabbed their first season win. Head coach Kyle Taylor, who earned his first win coaching the Scots, said "I'm proud of our guys for their efforts. They played as a team and competed the entire 45 minutes."
  • Piedmont’s Lethal Three-Point Shooting Takes Down Covenant
    November 25, 2009
    There is not enough that can be said about the three-point shooting display the Piedmont Lions put on against Covenant Tuesday night. On the list of feats: Piedmont as a team shot over 57% for the game from three, including 7 for 10 in the second half; over half of Piedmont's points from the floor came from down town; five different Lions shot 50% or better from behind the arc; the Lions made more threes than Covenant attempted; and of the 7 Lions to attempt a three, 6 of them cashed in at least one while 2 different players made 4. When teams light up the gym like that, winning basketball games becomes unbelievably difficult.
  • Bowman and Danek Record First Career Double-Doubles in 57-50 Loss to Sewanee
    November 23, 2009
    Covenant newcomers Sam Bowman and Joey Danek each had their first career double-doubles en route to a tough 7 point loss to the University of the South Saturday afternoon. Bowman, who fouled out with about 5 minutes remaining in the game, scored a game high 17 for the second game in a row and also came up with 12 rebounds. Danek, a true freshman from Blairsville, GA, scored 13 points to go alongside 10 rebounds.
  • Berry Soars By Covenant in Second Half
    November 18, 2009
    Despite a solid first half in which the Scots shot 48% from the field as a team, the Vikings of Berry College defeated Covenant 79-60 in both team's regular season opener. Covenant matched Berry basket for basket throughout the first half and even managed a 5 point lead with 3:30 left in the period. However, Berry shot 64% from three in the second half pulling away with a 19 point victory. Davis Eldridge led the scoring for the Scots with 18 points, including 4 of the team's 5 three-pointers. Damien Chaney added 10 points with 7 rebounds, and Chase Foster scored 8 points while dishing out 3 assists. As a team, Covenant matched Berry in rebounds (38) and recorded 2 less turnovers (17), but Berry's three-point shooting proved to be the difference in the game.
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