Fans at J.K. Stanley Gymnasium got a shock Thursday while waiting for a showdown between the Covenant and Boyd girls.
The Lady Broncos were waiting in town, but the Lady Lions were busy in Madison.
Enrolled in two different leagues, Covenant made the decision to continue its play in the Tennessee Christian Athletic Association tournament. The choice was a simple one as Covenant was playing for a title. The Lady Lions fell 32-17 in the championship game Thursday to Clarksville Christian School.
Covenant found itself in the championship game after beating Dayspring Academy 41-25 in the semifinals Tuesday. The win was a big boost to the program, but also left Boyd without an opponent in the opening round of the MTAC tournament.
It only made sense for the Lady Lions to go for the championship though.
Covenant couldn’t get over the hump against Clarksville Christian, which won the regular season and the tournament. The Lady Lions were runners-up in both the season and tournament.
Covenant’s strong week of play in the TNCAA tournament was led by Naina Patel. Patel, who was named to the MTAC all-conference team last week, averaged 11.5 points per game during the tournament.
Also helping the Lady Lions bring home a trophy for the school was Emma Grace Madewell, Chloe Hillis, Sarah Sharpe, Katherine Shelton, Erica Clay, Danielle Petty, Emma Kate Wrather and Madisen Madewell.