Alcovy splits with Heritage
Boys upset Patriots, 51-49
COVINGTON — As the regular season ended Friday night, for some it would be their last game during the Heritage-Alcovy matchup.
With the stands filled to capacity, the seniors proudly took to the court looking for one last great showing. And for the boys, they got it. The Tigers (10-12 overall, 7-6 Region 8-AAAA South) won their fifth straight game, 51-49, defeating the topranked Patriots in region.
“It was a good win versus a really good team,” said Alcovy coach Eugene Brown. “We wanted to compete hard and keep the winning streak going into the region tournament.”
Earlier Friday, the Lady Tigers (2-17, 2-11) were less fortunate, falling 64-38.
In the boys game, Brown started all five seniors, allowing them another chance to shine before the Tiger-faithful. Taking advantage of the opportunity, the Fab Five applied full-court pressure, seizing two early turnovers from Heritage.
One of those turnovers led to a huge dunk by Worrel Clahar, igniting the crowd and allowing Alcovy to inch closer, down 11-10 after the first quarter.
As the second period got under way, the Tigers allowed the referees to take the wind out of their sails, as several bad calls against them let the Patriots grab a 27-23 halftime lead.
After the third quarter began, both teams realized there was a lot more at stake than just a win — the difference between a first
Full speed ahead: Brad Williams (23) brings the ball upcourt for the Tigers in a 51-49 win over Heritage on Friday at Alcovy High School.