Covenant Men Win 93-66 Over Huntingdon

Saturday, January 22, 2022
Will Crumly and Chris Barnette combined for 43 points and the Covenant men's basketball team bounced back from a tough loss on Friday night with a resounding, 93-66, win over Huntingdon on Saturday afternoon.

Crumly notched his second straight double-double with 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Barnette had 18 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Covenant (8-5, 3-1 USA South) shot a season-high 55.7 percent (34-of-61) from the field and made 10 3-pointers in the rout.

The win was Covenant's 16th in the last 17 meetings against Huntingdon.

Jonathan Gernatt and Myles Jones added 12 points each and Brady Palmer tallied 10 points and five assists.
The win completed a season sweep of Huntingdon (6-9, 0-4 USA South) for the Scots. In both games against the Hawks this season, the Scots made over 50 percent from the field and 10 or more 3-pointers.

Saturday's game was never in doubt. The Scots used a 23-2 run in the first half to build a 21-point lead midway through the half and cruised from there to the conference victory.

Tied at 8-8 early on, Covenant went on that 23-2 run over a stretch of five-plus minutes. Barnette had 10 points during the run, while Jones made two 3-pointers to key the rally.

Covenant went into halftime with a 55-35 lead after connecting on 61.8 percent (21-of-34) from the floor with nine 3-pointers. It is the most points Covenant has scored in a half this season.

The Scots cooled off in the second half, but the damage was done and Covenant's lead never wavered below 20 points. Covenant's largest lead (29) came late in the second half after a Palmer layup.

Promise Igbanu and Daevon Platt each had eight points, with Platt throwing down a dunk off an alley-oop pass from Barnette in the second half. The Scots had 21 assists on 34 made field goals.

Damien Madison and Caleb Toney had nine points each for the Hawks. Huntingdon connected on just 33.3 percent (19-of-57) for the game and 22-of-24 from the foul line.

Covenant hits the road to face Berea on Tuesday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.


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