The Colleyville Covenant Christian boys basketball program proved that when a team gets hot, it can accomplish amazing things.
The Cougars finished fifth in their TAPPS district this season and just made the postseason, but then went on a ride that did not come to a close until the state tournament.
Covenant came up a little short in their state semifinals matchup against district rival Fort Worth Southwest Christian, and coach Steve Turner said he extremely pleased with this team’s effort.
“We had some injuries throughout our season, but were able to make the playoffs and win three games,” Turner said. “We faced two number-two seeds and a number-one seed and beat all three of them, so it was an incredible season for our guys. I had a great group of players who bought into our system.”
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The Cougars had three senior starters this season, Cole Niles, Joe Goff and Shay Southers, along with Turner’s sons, guards Josh and Daniel.
“They played great as a team,” Turner said. “They shared the ball very well. We didn’t have any superstars. We just had a bunch of good quality players that shared the ball well, love each other, competed hard and played good defense. It was one of those seasons you will never forget.”
Niles and Goff both made the All-Tournament team at state.
Turner said that things are shaping up well for next year, and said that he hopes his players take away a couple of things from this season.
“For me, sports imitate life,” Turner said. “So it’s an opportunity for all of the kids, because we are a Christian school, to learn how to model Christ as they continue to develop and mature, as well as teamwork, unselfishness, love for one another, sportsmanship, respect for authority, and just all of those life lessons that are so important for our kids to learn.”
CCA finished up the season with a record of 28-16.