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Silver Knights Seize Season

By Staff | Jan 25, 2017

Photo by Tammie Weekley Led by Coach Cathy Boggs, the Silver Knights plan a battle strategy to demolish Notre Dame. TCHS’ hoops stars took down three teams in recent days, so the strategy sessions must be working. Of course, so are drills, drills and more drills.

CLARKSBURG — Sophomore JoLee Walton is fast becoming a treat to every team the Silver Knights play. Saturday, the Silver Knights took aim with their game at Notre Dame and came away with their fourth straight win a 58-36 thumping over the Clarksburg team.

Walton, who has been playing extremely well, had another big night as she lit up the board with with 14 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of the year. She poured in 10 of 13 from the charity stripe to lead the Silver Knights, who now stand at 6-9 as they head down the stretch.

The Silver Knights are by no means a one-woman team as several players continue to impress. Josey Jones had another good game as she was one rebound short of a double-double as she accounted for 16 points and nine rebounds while tying Notre Dame’s Taylor Martino for game scoring honors. Walton and Jones each had two steals on the night.

Rounding out the scoring for Tyler was Aleah Black with eight, Peyton Kocher six, Autumn Wells at four, Joralda Rice and Cora Grimm each had three while Miranda Weekley and Amanda Reynolds both pitched inwith two.

“Again we gave an all out team effort and it payed off,” TCHS Coach Cathy Boggs said. “What can I say about JoLee? She is playing exceptionally well, but she can’t do it alone and she’s getting plenty of help from her teammates. I am very proud of this team because they play hard and never quit. Hopefully, it will carry over to the tournaments. Our bench strentgh is starting to make a difference.”

Silver Knights’ JoLee Walton knows what she wants — and that’s to beat the Fighting Irish.

Tyler Knocks off South Harrrison

Tyler Consolidated’s girls’ picked up a nice win Friday on the road at South Harrison. The Silver Knights took control early and never looked back as they stretched a 10-point first quarter lead to 20 at the half and held on for a 63-42 win.

Walton hit 6-of-8 foul shots and drilled six buckets including a three to lead the Knights who improved to 5-9 on the season. Reynolds backed Walton in the scoring department with 11 while senior center Black controlled the boards with 11 rebounds and scored six points.

The Silver Knights got good balanced scoring as Jones flipped in nine, Kocher added seven, Rice got five, Wells hit for four points and Weekley got one on a foul shot.

“We are continuing to improve and more kids are staring to contribute. Every girl works hard in practice and we are starting to really come together as a team. We work every day on the little things that will make us a better team. This is a great group of girls with great attitudes. It was a nice win for us,,” Boggs said.

Silver Knights gain win over Beallsville

Visiting Tyler Consolidated’s girls’ basketball team used a strong first quarter to defeat the Beallsville Blue Devils 64-54.

During the Jan. 18 matchup, the Silver Knights jumped out to a 19-9 lead after one period and were up by 11 at the half. Beallsville pulled to within eight at the end of three, but the Knights outscored the Blue Devils 16-14 in the last frame to grab the win.

Tyler Consolidated’s Josey Jones had a big night as she knocked in 20 points including two three’s while also getting four steals. Jones was backed in scoring for the night by Kocher who hit three long balls and ended with 13 points while also dishing out four assists.

Walton added 10 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Silver Knights while Reynolds tossed in two three’s for six points and added nine rebounds as well.

Wells added four baskets for eight points and Weekley got two goals for four points. Rounding out the Knights scoring was Rice with two while Black got a point on a foul shot. The Silver Knights hit 9-13 from the foul line with Walton going 6-7. The win moved the Silver Knights to 4-7 on the season as they head down the stretch.

Beallsville had the games leading scorer in Jaydn Gabel with 21 while Olivia Muncy tossed in 15.