Silver Knights on a roll
The best way to learn to win, is to start winning, which is exactly what the Silver Knights of Tyler Consolidated have been doing lately. Since their own Roundball Classic a couple of weeks ago, the Knights have been on a winning streak, coming out ahead in all three of their last three basketball games.
On Jan. 18 the Silver played host to the Golden Bears of Oak Glen, and pulled out the win in the same fashion they won their previous game, with a shot from down town from senior Dustin Snider at the very end of the game.
The Silver paced themselves well throughout the game, leading by one at the end of the first and by four at the half, 30-26. Oak Glen put together a good effort in the third period to take the lead by two points.
But the Knights, now a come-back team, outscored the Bears 12-8 in the last stanza to pocket their second win of the season, 54-52.
Snider led all Knight scorers in the game with 29 points, including five three-pointers. Fellow senior, Alex Jones tallied 15; Cory Lowe hit a three; and Boone Kehrer added two in the win.
Oak Glen’s Clay Owings led the Bears with 24 points.
Against Williamstown on Jan. 21, Tyler Consolidated pulled out a 49-41 win over Williamstown with a nineteen point fourth period effort.
Snider and Jones each put 13 points on the Knight side of the scoreboard. Lowe scored 11 points; Minger, 10; and Jordan Smith had two.
At Ritchie County on Saturday night, Tyler Consolidated pocketed their fourth win in as many outings with a defeat of the Rebels, 62-43.
The Knights started off the game with a substantial lead, 20-5 at the end of the first period and had the lead by 22 at the half, with the score 34-12.
Jones led all Knight scorers in the game with 14 points and seven rebounds. Zach Minger scored 13 points and brought down 13 boards; Kehrer and Snider each scored 10 points in the win, followed by Lowe with five; Smith, four; Aaron Fuller, three; B.J. Eastham, two and Zach Knowlton, one.
On Friday the Silver Knights will host the Doddridge County Bulldogs and are planning to hold a “Silver and Black Out”. In other words, fans attending Friday’s game are asked to wear their Silver and Black and support the home team. Everybody wearing the home team colors will receive $1 off their admission price.
The Silver and Black boys will also see time on the court this week on Saturday at Magnolia when they take on Roane County in the New Martinsville Rotary Region I, Class AA, Basketball Challenge. All eight Region I Class AA teams will participate in the “tournament”.