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Silver Knights Drop Close One to Liberty

By Staff | Feb 22, 2017

Photo by Ed Parsons Silver Knights’ seniors and their parents take a moment to strike a pose for a photo and collect a memory on Senior Night.

CLARKSBURG — Tyler Consolidated took a one-point lead into halftime against Liberty Harrison on Friday, but fell short in the second half as Liberty left town with a 59-52 comeback win.

Liberty outscored the Knights, 33-25, in the second half to up its record to 4-16 on the season while the Knights lost their 10th straight and fell to 5-17.

Tyler Consolidated placed two players in the double-figures’ column as seniors Jace Reed (17) and Quintin Richmond ((12) led the way. Richmond had another big night on the boards as well with nine rebounds and two blocks. Reed’s total included three 3s and he also had five assists. Dylan Roberts added eight points including two three’s. Griffin Phillips and Nate Lancaster each shipped in four points and Phillips added three steals. Rounding out the Knights scoring was Mark Wilson with a three pointer and Tyler West and Luke Daugherty with a bucket each.

Braxton County Tops Tyler Consolidated

The Silver Knights stayed close to Braxton County for three quarters Thursday night, but were outscored, 28-15, in the fourth to drop their ninth straight 75-56. Tyler looked like they might pick up a win as they were on a roll and down only four entering the fourth. However, the visitors put together a solid quarter and the Knights had trouble getting the ball in the bucket while being plagued by turnovers.

The loss dropped the Knights to 5-16 on the season while Braxton improved to 8-12. Leading the scoring for Tyler was Reed with 15 points while Roberts added 12 including two three pointers. Roberts also hit two three’s and finished with 10 markers giving the Knights three double digit scorers but it wasn’t enough as Braxton used a 28 point performance from Tayton Stout and balanced scoring from three others to barely miss five players in double figures.

Helping the Knights cause was Richmond with seven points and Lancaster, who got three buckets for six. Mark Rucker added four and Tyler Anderson got two. Anderson also grabbed 10 rebounds while Phillips had three assists, Richmond three steals and Roberts four assists and one block.

Knights Fall to Ritchie County

The Ritchie County Rebels came to town on Feb. 13 and played the role of spoiler as they dropped the Silver Knights to 5-15 for the season on Senior Night.

The Knights started the game out with the first two points on a bucket by Richmond, but the Rebels came back with the next five and never surrendered the lead as they cruised to a 61-50 revenge win to improve their record to 5-15 also.

Tyler Consolidated, which has four senior basketball players, got production from all four Tuesday, but it wasn’t enough as the Rebels extended their 13 point halftime lead to 16 mid-way through the third before the Knights cut the margin down to seven only to see the Ritchie go back up 11 which was the final margin.

Leading the Silver Knights in scoring were seniors – Reed with 14 including a three, and Richmond, who nearly had a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds to celebrate a good effort on senior night. Anderson with six and Joey Simpkins with two provided the scoring for the seniors. Adding to Tyler Consolidated’s point total was Phillips, who drilled two three’s for six points and Lancaster, who ended with five including a three. Roberts and West both got a bucket.

Seniors Richmond and Anderson both recorded a block and Reed registered three steals and two assists to go with point production. Foul shooting was the deciding factor in the game as Ritchie hit 12-19.