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Silver Knights score 95 to set record

By Staff | Feb 3, 2010

The Silver Knight boys basketball team could not finish the year without setting some kind of record, and they did just this on Saturday when they took the win over Roane County and scored more points than other Knight basketball team before them. Unfortunately, the Knights had to lose a game, in order to get het up enough to pour on the points in the next game.

At home on Friday the Silver Knights played host to the Doddridge County Bulldogs in the “Silver and Black Out” promotion.

The Knights, who came in the game with a four win winning streak under their belts, took a step back in this one, falling to the Bulldogs, 49-43.

“We just were a step behind,” said head coach of the Knights J.C. Kimble. “I don’t know what was wrong with us. We just didn’t play like we can, like we have been.”

Junior Cory Lowe led all scorers in the contest with 19 points for the home team. Dustin Snider added eight points; Boone Kehrer and Alex Jones tallied six points apiece; and senior Zach Minger scored four points and had eight rebounds.

On Saturday in New Martinsville, the Silver and Black regained their winning ways as they took the win over Region I competitor, Roane County, 95-75, at the Region I, class AA, basketball challenge hosted by the Blue Eagles of Magnolia.

The winning score set a new school record at Tyler Consolidated as the most points scored by a boys basketball team in the history of the program.

“We scored 40 points in the second half in this game, and only scored 43 points in the entire game with Doddridge,” Kimble said.

“That was the difference in how we played. The boys gave a real effort, they wanted to win.”

Cory Lowe again highlighted the game films in the game, hitting seven three-pointers to make up the majority of his 27 points in the winning effort.

Lowe also pulled down six board, had two steals and four assists.

Senior Dustin Snider added to the glory with 22 points in the win, eight assists and two steals; Jones scored 18 points, had seven rebounds and a steal; Zach Knowlton scored eight, with four steals; Kehrer had eight points and a steal; B.J. Eastham scored three and had two rebounds; Aaron Fuller and Skylar Kinnard were each credited with two points each in the game.

The win over Roane County puts the Knight season record at 5-9 on the season thus far. The Silver and Black will play St. Marys on Friday at home and will travel to Ravenswood to take on the Devils on Saturday.