Covenant Women Win 70-51 Over Bob Jones
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Destiny Mergilles produced her second consecutive double-double with a season-high 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Covenant women's basketball team to its first victory of the season in a 70-51 win over Bob Jones on Saturday.
Mergilles was one of four Scots in double-figure scoring as she went 7-of-13 from the field and had nine offensive rebounds to go along with four steals and a block.
Mary Elaine Mitchell had 12 points; Cosette Kirsch added 11 points, five rebounds, and three assists while Karis McIntosh had a season-high 10 points off the bench.
Covenant (1-7) never trailed in the game and held a lead for all but the contest's first 18 seconds. Ruthie Moore drilled a 3-pointer on the Scots' opening possession of the game and Covenant never looked back.
The Scots led 18-14 after the first quarter, but extended that lead into double digits in the second. Covenant shot 57.9 percent (11-of-19) in the second quarter to outscore the visiting Bruins, 23-13, and take a 41-27 lead into halftime.
It was a 15-4 run for Covenant over the final five minutes of the second period that proved to be the difference in the game. Michaela Price and Kirsch had four points apiece during the run to close out the half.
The lead stayed in double figures over the final two quarters for the Scots. Covenant took its largest lead of the game at 65-42 after a Mergilles jumper with 5:23 left in the fourth.
Covenant shot 37.8 percent (28-of-74) for the game but dominated on the glass once again with a 54-33 rebounding margin. Covenant had 24 offensive rebounds that turned into 15 second-chance points, while the Scots also held down the paint by outscoring the Bruins 38-28.
Moore contributed eight points, seven rebounds, and six assists for the Scots as Covenant had 17 assists on 28 made field goals. Price chipped in six points and seven boards.
Bob Jones (0-1), playing its first game of the season, was led by Delaney Edwards' 11 points and seven rebounds. Shea Dickinson added nine points in the loss. The Bruins were held to 30.4 percent (17-of-56) from the field and 1-for-14 from beyond the 3-point line.
Covenant will face Berry on Monday at 3 p.m. inside Barnes PE Center.