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Silver Knights Get Win Over Notre Dame

By Staff | Feb 1, 2017

Photo by Tammie Weekley Hoops’ star Amanda Reynolds sunk a 3-point shot at the buzzer that put the Silver Knights over the top against Notre Dame, 42-39.

MIDDLEBOURNE — The homestanding Silver Knights’ girls’ basketball team battled Notre Dame back and forth from beginning to end on Thursday, but the end result was a Knights’ win on a last second 3-pointer to up their record to 7-10 on the season. Junior guard Amanda Reynolds, who had missed a few games recently with a concussion, looked to be back in top form when she pulled off her heroics just barely beating the buzzer as her heave went through the net as the horn sounded.

“We had the ball in the hands of one of our leaders and she came through when we needed her,” Coach Cathy Boggs said. “I am really proud of this group of kids. They have had some ups and downs this season, but they never quit. They scrap and fight and give 100 percent. I can’t ask for any more than that. We are growing up fast, but we are still a young team, I think we have a bright future and you’ll see more of this from because these girls have that never say never attitude.”

Sophomore Peyton Kocher led the Knights in scoring with 10 points while JoLee Walton and Aleah Black each contributed nine. Reynolds who was surrounded by her teammates and fans following her game winning shot ended with seven markers while also making two steals and having three assists. Walton only had one field goal a three pointer but continued to impress at the foul line hitting 6-8. Black had a monster game with 16 rebounds and five big blocks.

Walton also grabbed six boards. Kocher hit two 3’s to help her get her total. Miranda Weekley added three points while Joralda Rice and Josey Jones each got a bucket to round out the Knights scoring.

Yellow Jackets prove too much for Silver Knights

The Silver Knights’ girls’ basketball team has been showing steady improvement over the past few games, but Jan. 24 they were no match for state ranked Williamstown.

Playing on their home court often turns into an advantage, but Williamstown had an answer for everything the Knights threw at them.

The first half was a good game with the Silver Knights staying within striking distance – 45-30 – but the Yellow Jackets used a strong third quarter to put the Knights away heading into the fourth as they extended the lead to 66-40. The fourth quarter belonged solely to the visitors as they outscored the home team 23-9 to come away with a 40 point 89-49 win.

Williamstown used 12 three-point shots and an overall 31-14 made buckets to get the victory. The Yellow Jackets had three players reach double digits with Wagner leading all scorers with 22. The Silver Knights’ Walton continued to score well as she added 20 points to her season total while Jones hit for 11 and Kocher added eight. Reynolds hit five points including a three ball while Weekley and Rice each contributed two. Autumn Wells added a foul shot.