Silver Knights Win 54-50 In LKC Placement Game
Braxton County came into Tyler County on Thursday night with hopes of leaving with a Little Kanawha Conference victory, but the Silver Knights had other ideas as they dedicated the game to Matt Boggs – a former Tyler Consolidated athlete. Wearing their Boggs Strong T-Shirts prior to the game, the team was inspired when they were asked to pose for a picture with Matt’s son Landon.
The Braxton Eagles came out hot and took a quick lead but the Knights went on a 12-point scoring spurt of their own to go up 24-18 in the second quarter. Braxton came right back however and ended the quarter on a 11-2 run to take a halftime lead of 29-26.
The third frame was much of the same as the teams played even and headed into the fourth with Braxton on top. The last period was nip and tuck the whole way until Tyler grabbed the lead for good on a bucket and a foul shot by Quentin Richmond. Braxton was forced to foul with under a minute left and the Knights up by six, but they could get no closer than four and the Knights came away with a 54-50 win to the delight of the fans and all Boggs supporters.
Leading the scoring for the Silver Knights was Quentin Richmond with 15, while also hauling in 13 rebounds. Tyler West pumped in 13 and Dylan Roberts hit for 11 including two three balls. Trent Smith with seven, Kyle Mason five and Nate Lancaster five rounded out the scoring.
“It was a good win for us, hopefully it will carry us over into the upcoming sectionals. I was proud of the way the boys never gave up and kept coming back. Their determination paid off. We are especially happy to get this LKC win on Boggs’ night,” Coach Bob Jones said.