PM Girls Hoops Falls Short Against Covington

Colin Whitmore


Wednesday, Feb. 12 -- The Parry McCluer High School girls basketball team fell 41-31 to Pioneer District rival Covington in Buena Vista.

With the loss, the Fighting Blues (8-10, 8-3 Pioneer) and Cougars split the season series. PM won the earlier matchup this season 51-43 at Covington on Feb. 1. 

In Wednesday's rematch, Grayce Henson paced PM with 12 points and Anna Claytor added 11. Cristi Persinger led Covington with 11 points.

Covington relied on hot shooting early and took a 16-13 lead into halftime. The Blues stormed back to tie the game at 22-22 late in the third period, but Covington pulled away in the fourth.

The Blues will close out their regular season at home on Friday against Eastern Montgomery. The tip is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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