New Covenant finishes season with 11-0 mark


By Carlton Hughes - Contributing Writer



Final standings:

New Covenant:* 11-0

Putney Bible Church:* 10-1

Central Baptist Church:* 8-3

Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist:* 8-3

Cumberland Church of God:* 7-4

Kildav Community Church:* 5-6

Cumberland Pentecostal Church One:* 4-7

Cumberland Pentecostal Church Two:* 4-7

Totz Church of God:* 4-7

New Hope Church of God:* 3-8

Jones Creek Baptist:* 2-9

Lynch Church of God:* 0-11

Cumberland Pentecostal Team Two slipped by Kildav Community Church 53-50 in a thriller in the regular season finale of the Harlan County Church League on March 19, while New Covenant Cawood Church of God kept its record perfect with a 97-72 forfeit win over Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist.

Putney Bible Church finished the regular season in second place with a 74-52 victory over Cumberland Pentecostal Team One.

The league’s championship tournament will be held this weekend, with first round games opening Friday at 6 p.m. and continuing Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. In addition to games, there will be a team skills challenge, 3-point competition and a devotional by Justin Parker of Jones Creek Baptist.

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Playoff schedule:

March 25

#5 Cumberland Church of God vs. #12 Lynch Church of God, 6 p.m.

#6 Kildav Community Church vs. #11 Jones Creek Baptist, 7 p.m.

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March 26

#7 Totz Church of God vs. #10 New Hope Church of God, 8 a.m.

#8 Cumberland Pentecostal One vs. #9 Cumberland Pentecostal Two, 9 a.m.

#4 Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist vs. Lynch/Cumberland COG Winner, 10 a.m.

#3 Central Baptist Church vs. Jones Creek/Kildav Winner, 11 a.m.

#1 New Covenant vs. Cumberland Pentecostal One/Two Winner, Noon

#2 Putney Bible Church vs. Totz/New Hope Winner, 1 p.m.

Devotional, 2 p.m.

Team Skills Challenge, 2:30 p.m.

Semi-Final One, 3 p.m.

Semi-Final Two, 4 p.m.

Three-Point Shoot-Out, 5 p.m.

Championship, 5:30 p.m.

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Week 11 results

New Hope Church of God 84, Lynch Church of God 50

New Hope (84): Stephen Johnson 26, Aaron Jacobs 17, Ryan Hensley 16, Tyler Stewart 8, William Stewart 6, Colby King 5, Sam Span 4, T.J. Dunson 2.

Lynch COG (50): Ethan Hughes 12, Matt Ashby 9.

(Note: forfeit due to lack of players for Lynch; stats only kept for Lynch’s regular players)

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Central Baptist Church 49, Totz Church of God 42

Central Baptist (49): Logan Casolari 13, Shamil Clark 13, Mikey Hensley 12, Mark Duff Jr. 11.

Totz COG (42): Kevin Irvin 11, Dalton Lay 10, Daniel Miracle 9, Jordan Dupar 6, Patrick Smallwood 6.

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Cumberland Pentecostal Two 53, Kildav Community Church 50

CPC Two (53): Cody Williamson 28, Kenny Raleigh 14, Merrill Galloway 5, Freddie Terry 4, Matt Duckworth 2.

Kildav (50): Josh Combs 15, Travis Clem 11, Cody Massengale 11, Derek Cochran 8, Ross Ewing 5.

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Cumberland Church of God 59, Jones Creek Baptist 45

Cumberland COG (59): Tyrek Simmons 27, Malik Simmons 17, Hunter Holland 9, Aaron Saylor 3, Tony Steele 2, Tahj Bryant 1.

Jones Creek (45): Justin Parker 15, Jacob Bush 9, Ryan Bush 5, Chad Creech 5, Alex Hall 5, Alex Bush 4, Tyler Lemaster 2.

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Putney Bible 74, Cumberland Pentecostal One 52

Putney Bible (74): Aaron Caldwell 26, Josh Caldwell 13, Cory Watts 8, Mark Lawson 7, Robbie Middleton 6, Tyler Stewart 5, Michael Lawson 4, Mike Ashley 3, Dustin North 2.

CPC One (52): Austin Maggard 28, Jonathan Whitehead 12, Anthony Lewis 11, Brandon Pierson 1.

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New Covenant 97, Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist 72

New Covenant (97): Ryan Clem 27, Shawn Ealy 20, Paul Hearld 15, Gary Greer 14, Jake Turner 14, Chris Southerland 7.

Poor Fork ORB (72): Robby Gross 22, Anthony Jenkins 20.

(Note: forfeit due to lack of players for Poor Fork ORB; stats only kept for Poor Fork’s regular players)

By Carlton Hughes

Contributing Writer

Final standings:

New Covenant:* 11-0

Putney Bible Church:* 10-1

Central Baptist Church:* 8-3

Poor Fork Old Regular Baptist:* 8-3

Cumberland Church of God:* 7-4

Kildav Community Church:* 5-6

Cumberland Pentecostal Church One:* 4-7

Cumberland Pentecostal Church Two:* 4-7

Totz Church of God:* 4-7

New Hope Church of God:* 3-8

Jones Creek Baptist:* 2-9

Lynch Church of God:* 0-11

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