Boggs Pizza And Grill Round Ball Classic Held at Tyler Consolidated
MIDDLEBOURNE — The annual Boggs Pizza and Grill Round Ball Classic fired up on Thursday night with two high school girls matchups. In the first contest of the event, Valley’s girls proved to be too much for Bishop Donahue as they jumped out to a 17-10 first quarter lead and never looked back enroute to a 49-27 thumping of the Bishops. The Lumberjills were led by Sophie Palmer with 18 points.
The second game of the night was a hard fought battle between homestanding Tyler Consolidated and the Magnolia Blue Eagles. The Blue used a 22-4 third quarter to over come a nine-point halftime deficit and gain a 62-51 win to advance to Saturdays championship contest with Valley. Magnolia was led in the game by Kelsi Chapman’s 23 points while Kendra Pilant scored 15 and Jordan Delaney added 13. The Silver Knights received a big night from JoLee Walton who finished as the games leading scorer with 25.
On Friday night, the boys teams tangled with Cameron and Valley going at it first. Both teams struggled in the first half with Valley only getting one point in the second frame and Cameron only four. However the Dragons held a 15-11 halftime edge and then outscored the Lumberjacks 33-17 in the second half to come away with a 57-28 win. Leading the way for Cameron was Trey Routt with 13 while Travis Mickey added 12. The Lumberjacks Dylan Irvin was the only Valley double-digit scorer with 13 to tie Routt for game honors.
Next up was an epic battle between host Tyler Consolidated and Magnolia.
The hard-fought contest saw several lead changes but in the end the Silver Knights gained control and came away with a nine point win 61-52. Senior forward Jace Reed led all scorers on the night with 23 points and Quintin Richmond chipped in 13 while also hauling in 13 rebounds and recording five blocks. Magnolia was led by Nick Priem with 13 and Tyler Williamson who knocked in 11. Jake Frunner and Leo Herrick each added 11. The Silver Knights win set up a big Saturday night championship game with the talented Dragons.
Four games were played on Saturday with the Silver Knights girls and Bishop Donahue team tangling for the consolation prize.
Behind the hot shooting of Tyler Consolidated’s Peyton Kocher and JoLee Walton, the Knights cruised to a 19-6 first quarter lead and stretched it to 43-14 at halftime. The Knights emptied their bench early and went on to win the game 74-43. Tyler got to show their bench strength as they accounted for 28 of the Knights points in less than two quarters play.
Leading the Silver Knights was Peyton Kocher with 14 including a hot hand three treys. Walton was next with 13 markers including two three balls. Cora Grimm came off the bench to show her shooting skills and knocked down two long balls ending with 10 points. Rounding out the scoring for the Knights was Joralda Rice with nine, Miranda Weekley with seven, Aleah Black six, Autumn Wells five, Josey Jones and Abbie Miller with four and Amanda Reynolds who returned from a concussion suffered against Ritchie County contributed a basket. Donahue was led by Abby Martin and Jewel Purpura with 15 each to grab game scoring honors.
The second game of the day also belonged to Magnolia as they came away with this years championship award by besting the Valley Lumberjills 47-35. Magnolias inside game proved to be to much for Valley as Kendra Pilant pulled down 24 rebounds and scored 11 points, while adding five blocks to lift the Blue Eagles to victory. Kelsi Chapman had her usual good floor game scoring 10 points and adding three steals and four assists. Jordan Delaney and Taylor Ludwig each tossed in nine and Logan Spencer hit for eight.
Valley was led by Sophie Palmer who had a game high 18 points including three 3’s while also grabbing nine boards. She was backed by Rachel Baker with eight points.
The boys consolation game kicked off with Magnolia and Valley going at each other for the third place finish. Valley jumped in front early and held a 17-12 first quarter lead and went into the lockerroom up 22-18.
At the end of three it looked like the Lumberjacks were in complete control as they outscored the Blue Eagles 19-9 in the third to take a 14 point spread into the last eight minutes.
Magnolia’s never say never attitude however propelled a big comeback in the fourth and with time running out Brooks Parsons made a steal and went in for a shot he missed the shot but Magnolia got the rebound and put the ball in to tie the game and send it to O.T.
In the OT period, Magnolia got the first basket and never lost the lead to come away with a dramatic 63-58 third place finish. The Blue Eagles improved to 4-6 on the season with the win. Leading the Blue’s charge was four-double digit scorers, Leo Herrick hit for 16, Tyler Anderson 15, including a big three late in the game while Jake Frunner ended with 14 and Nick Priem 12. Adding to the Eagles win was Parsons with six steals and 12 rebounds to go along with five points.
The championship game pitted Tyler Consolidated and the Cameron Dragons, and it didn’t disappoint. Although the Knights dropped a 61-48 decision it was not without a battle. After trailing for most of the contest the Knights took the lead in the fourth quarter on a pair of threes by Tyler West but it was short lived as the Dragon’s used pressure defense and a strong inside game from Robert Milliken and Trey Routt to regain control and get the win.
West led the Silver Knights in scoring with 14 including three 3s while Dylan Roberts and Tyler Anderson each hit a three and ended with nine and seen points respectively. Quintin Richmond added six and Jace Reed got four plus six assists.
Milliken paced the Dragon attack with 14 points to tie West for game scoring honors. He was backed by Trey Scott with 12 as the Dragons came away with the championship plaque for 2017.