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Women's Hoops Begins USA South Tournament at Maryville

Women's Hoops Begins USA South Tournament at Maryville

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN -- The No. 6 West seed Covenant women's basketball team will travel to No. 3 West seed Maryville in the first round of the USA South Tournament on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. inside Boydson Baird Gymnasium

Wednesday night's winner will advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament and travel to No. 2 East seed N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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  • Student/Senior/Staff/Faculty/Children: $3
  • Adult: $8

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USA SOUTH TOURNAMENT INFO

TOURNAMENT NOTES

  • Covenant (10-15, 7-9 USA South) enters the tournament on a high note after defeating LaGrange, 61-57, on Saturday. Hannah Monday posted a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four blocks, two assists, and two steals in the win.
  • Covenant is making its fourth straight appearance in the USA South Tournament. The Scots are 1-3 all-time and are 1-2 in road games in the tournament. Covenant last won a tournament game in 2018 when it beat Huntingdon, 63-53, on the road.
  • Monday is the reigning USA South Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points and 12.5 rebounds last week. The junior has been on fire during the month of February averaging 15.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game. Three of her five double-doubles on the year have come during the month.
  • Maryville and Covenant met twice during the regular season, with Maryville taking two wins. 
  • All streaks must end and Covenant is looking to snap a 20-game losing skid to Maryville. The Scots last beat Maryville on Jan. 8, 2002.
  • Covenant is still one of the best assist teams in the USA South. The Scots rank third in the league with 14.2 assists per game, led by freshman Ruthie Moore who is third in the conference at 4.3 dimes per game.
  • Maryville (18-7, 11-5 USA South) has won three straight, and four of its last five, entering the tournament. Klaire Varney leads the Scots with 15.8 points per game.

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