Covington Holy Cross vs. Covington Catholic (Boys)
35th District Tournament Championship
Holmes High School
March 18, 2021
Covington Holy Cross coach Brandon Grammer started the following lineup: 6-0 Sr. Blake Robinson, 6-0 Jr. Dylan Arlinghaus, 6-3 Sr. Jeremiah Hicks, 5-10 Sr. Brandon McClendon, and 6-0 So. Jacob Meyer. Covington Catholic coach Scott Ruthsatz countered with 6-6 So. Chandler Starks, 6-5 Jr. Colin McHale, 6-7 Jr. Mitchell Rylee, 5-9 So. Evan Ipsaro, and 6-4 Sr. Donovan Stocks.
Covington Catholic led 55-51 after three quarters but pulled away in the final quarter to earn an 84-62 victory over Covington Holy Cross. Covington Catholic shot 58% from the field including eight of 19 from the three point line. The Colonels connected on 18 of 26 free throws, pulled down 33 rebounds, and committed five turnovers. Holy Cross shot 42.3% from the field including eight of 23 from beyond the arc. The Indians connected on 10 of 15 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and committed 12 turnovers.
Evan Ipsaro led Covington Catholic with 29 points including three three point baskets, six of six free throws, three rebounds, and three assists. Mitchell Rylee added 18 points including six of 11 free throws, nine rebounds, two assists, and four blocked shots. Donovan Stocks recorded 15 points including three three point baskets, eight rebounds, and five assists. Chandler Starks chipped in with 10 points including six of eight free throws, 11 rebounds, and four assists.
Jacob Meyer led Covington Holy Cross with 23 points including three three point baskets, six of seven free throws and three rebounds. Blake Robinson added 14 points including four three point baskets and six rebounds. Brandon McClendon recorded 14 points including four of six free throws and three assists. Jeremiah Hicks chipped in with seven points and five rebounds.
Covington Holy Cross,17,12,22,11,62
Covington Holy Cross (62) – Robinson 14, Arlinghaus 0, Hicks 7, McClendon 14, Meyer 23, Pulsfort 2, Gibson 2.
Covington Catholic (84) – Starks 10, McHale 0, Rylee 18, E. Ipsaro 29, Stocks 15, Murphy 7, Wilson 2, McGillis 3.
A special thanks to the Covington Catholic Stats Crew for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.