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North Putnam falls to Covington

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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Jake Mullis
COVINGTON -- On Monday, the North Putnam High School boys' basketball squad dropped to 9-8 on the season after suffering a 75-54 road loss to the Covington Trojans.

NPHS coach Wes Peek said his squad appeared to have suffered the affects of a long layoff between games after winter weather caused havoc with several basketball team's schedules.

"We were a step slow defensively all night," Peek said.

North Putnam trailed after the first quarter, 21-14, and were down by 10 by halftime, 36-26.

The Cougars were outscored by Covington, 18-11, in the third period, and the Trojans managed to take the fourth quarter as well, 21-17.

Peek said Covington's guards gave North Putnam fits all evening.

"(The Trojans' guards) hurt us with their ability to get into the teeth of our defense and we were forced to defend in recovery," he said. "When that happens, it really has an effect on how well you can defend.

"Our kids played as hard as they could, but it just wasn't enough to overcome our leaks defensively."

Jake Mullis paced the Cougars with 19 points while Griffen Dahlstrom and Brayden Dahlstrom both had 10. Brian Blaydes, Tyler Trent and Max Schreiber all had four points and Cory Dean rounded out the Cougars' scoring with three points.

In junior varsity action, North Putnam lost, 44-24. Nathan Jones paced the Cougars with nine points.

The Cougars (9-8) will host North Vermillion today for senior night, beginning with the junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

"We need to get back on track at home on our senior night against North Vermillion," Peek said.

At Covington

North Putnam 14 12 11 17 -- 54

Covington 21 15 18 21 -- 75

North Putnam -- Mulis 8-19 2-3 19, G. Dahlstrom 5-10 0-4 10, B. Dahlstrom 5-12 0-0 10, Blaydes 2-4 0-0 4, Trent 1-6 2-2 4, Schreiber 2-3 0-0 4, Dean 0-0 3-4 3, Alcorn 0-0 0-0 0, Hedrick 0-3 0-0 0, Ban 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 23-59 FG, 7-13 FT, 54 TP.

Covington -- Myers 5-6 8-10 18, Slultz 8-9 0-0 17, Scrogham 5-7 0-0 12, Crain 4-8 0-0 10, White 4-7 0-0 8, Willis 3-8 0-0 6, Dennis 2-2 0-0 4, Crowder 0-3 0-0 0, Lbrillon 0-0 0-0 0, White 0-0 0-0 0, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Guerra 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-50 FG, 8-10 FT, 75 TP.

3-pt. FG -- NP 1-16 (Mullis 1-6), C 5-13 (Scrogham 2-3, Crain 2-5). Rebounds -- NP 28 (Mullis, B. Dahlstrom 6), C 25 (Myers 6). Blocks -- NP 1 (Blaydes), C 3 (White 3). Assists -- NP 6 (B. Dahlstrom 2), C 14 (Willis 9). Steals -- NP 9 (Mullis 4), C 11 (Dennis 3). Total Fouls -- NP 12, C 15. Fouled Out -- None. Turnovers -- NP 13, C 13.

Junior Varsity -- North Putnam lost, 44-24.

Next Game -- The Cougars (9-8) face North Vermillion at home today, beginning with the junior varsity game at 6 p.m.

Compiled by Jason Moon



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