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Covenant splits on senior night
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Emma Grace Madewell was one of five Covenant seniors honored Thursday. Madewell scored 20 points to lead the Lady Lions to a 44-26 win over Victory.

On a night where five seniors were honored, Covenant Academy split its final home games.

The Lady Lions beat Victory 44-26, but the Covenant boys were sunk 44-43 on a last-second free throw.

The Covenant girls, who picked up their 13th victory, honored seniors Naina Patel, Emma Grace Madewell and Danielle Petty before the game. The trio of seniors played a big part in the blowout victory on their night of celebration.

Madewell exploded for 20 points, while Patel and Petty scored eight points apiece.

Madewell showed she had the hot hand early, sinking a pair of 3-pointers in the first two minutes. She helped put the game away in the third quarter, scoring 12 points in the period as Covenant turned an 18-12 halftime lead into a double-digit advantage entering the fourth.

Patel had a fitting ending, swishing a late 3-pointer as she and her teammates were able to celebrate in style following the big victory.

Madisen Madwell chipped in six points to help Covenant’s cause, while Sarah Sharpe added two.

Covenant fans were hopeful for a sweep on senior night, but David Warren prevented it in the waning moments of the boys game.

Warren was fouled in the final second of a tie game and hit the game-winning free throw with 1.1 seconds to play. Covenant was unable to come up with a late heave for the win.

The last-second loss came on a night where the Lions honored seniors Sam Griffin and Alex Stovall. Stovall tried his best to put Covenant over the top, scoring a game-high 15 points.

Other scoring for the Lions included Terry Hines with 10, David Netherton with nine, Jackson Sauer with seven and Ethan Hillis with two.

Both Covenant teams will be in action in the TNCAA tournament this week.