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Top-scoring Covenant Academy senior honored for achievement
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Noah Mason was recognized and awarded a ball for his 1000th point scored as a Covenant Academy Lion. He is joined by father Buddy and stepmother Kim Mason.

Covenant Academy senior Noah Mason achieved a high honor by scoring his 1000th point this season. 

“It was the best feeling ever,” Noah said. “I achieved the goal I have been working my whole life for.” Mason is a natural on the court consistently earning the top scorer title for the Lions.

Mason started playing at 7 years old saying, “I started because my dad talked about how he played.” Mason said he always wanted to be like his dad so he started playing basketball. His mother was also a huge inspiration for him which prompted him to ask, “Do you want to know why I wear No. 22?”

His birth mother passed away on Feb. 2, 2009, so the No. 22 comes from the date, 2-2. He added, “She’s also why I try so hard every day.” One can see he tries his best every game, and despite being a strong point guard and high scorer, Mason values defense more saying, “If you are hype on defense, it will carry over to offense and you’ll make your shots.”

He said he enjoys being point guard saying, “They’re kind of like the leader.” 

He said that a leader’s role is not only to lead on the court but off the court. “A point guard should keep everybody up in spirits,” he said, “I like that role.”

That role is important for a team, but it isn’t exclusive to a point guard as he credits that same encouraging attitude to be one of the Covenant Lion’s greatest strengths. “There are a lot of strengths,” Mason said, “But if one is having a bad game, we try to lift them up.”

That mentality goes a long way and even crosses over to rivalries. After a loss against Covenant’s local basketball rivals, Boyd Christian, Mason and Boyd senior Christian Rogers exchanged a congratulatory hug. “He and I are good buddies on and off the court,” Mason said. “There is a rivalry, but we just want the best for each other.”

Mason plans on playing ball in the future saying, “I’m trying my hardest to contact schools.” Whatever path he chooses, based on his basketball skills and work ethic, it’s likely Mason will be successful.