Womens Basketball

Women's Basketball signs Damia Covington from Hayti

Moberly, Mo.

Central Christian College of the Bible head women's basketball coach Reggie Chapple on Tuesday announced the signing of Damia Covington for the 2017-18 season. Covington is the second member of the Saints' 2017 class.

Covington, a 5-9 forward, is a 2017 graduate of Hayti High School in Hayti, Mo. A four-year starter for the Lady Indians, Covington helped orchestrate a turnaround of the Hayti girls basketball program that went from just four wins in 2015-16 to 11 wins and a district championship appearance in 2016-17.

Covington averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocks per game as a senior. She was named All-Bootheel Conference her last two seasons, and earned all-distrcit honors as a senior. In addition to basketball, Covington was a state qualifier in the 300-meter low hurdles.

"I am excited Damia is joining our program," Chapple said. "She will be able to contribute as we begin building the foundation for our program. She is a hard worker and loves the game of basketball. I look forward to seeing her development as a member of the Saints."

While at CCCB, Covington plans to pursue a Bachelor of Religious Studies and a dual enrollment degree from a partner institution.

Convington joins Hunter Salmons of Madison, Mo., as members of the Saints' 2017 recruiting class.