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Lady Knights defeat Rebels twice in three days

By Staff | Feb 11, 2009

The Tyler Consolidated girls basketball team split four games on the week as they were paired up against three different conference teams.

They played host to Doddridge County for their game on Feb. 4 before taking a day off and traveling to St. Marys for the second on Friday. On Saturday and Monday, The Lady Knights played Ritchie County in back to back games.

The Lady Bulldogs visited Kidwell and were able to edge closer to .500 after defeating the Knights 67-47. The win bumped their record to 8-9.

Tyler Consolidated hung in the game early, down only three at the end of the first period 14-11, but a 21-6 second quarter in favor of the Bulldogs provided the edge Doddridge County needed.

Allison Clegg led the way for the Lady Knights with 10 points and was the only Tyler Consolidated player to reach double figures. She recorded the double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds.

Chelsea Musgrave and Katie Klages both scored seven. Sami Jones and Tiffany Lohri pitched in six. Heather Suter finished with five while her sister Keri scored two. Christy Jones added four.

At St. Marys, the Silver Knights could not stop Chelsea Fickiesen and the Lady Blue Devils’ quest for a chance to play in the LKC Night of Champions.

St. Marys was able to get one step closer to that destination with a victory over the Lady Knights 76-54.

Clegg had another nice game in the paint as she scored six points in each of the first two quarters. After she scored twice more in the second half, her offensive production was limited. Her 16 points led the team. Lohri added 10 as the only other Lady Knight to reach double figures.

Heather Suter was one away with nine points. Casteel and Klages each scored five, followed by Keri Suter with four, Musgrave and Sami Jones with two, and Christy Jones with one.

The deciding factor of the game was the shooting percentage of Tyler Consolidated. The Lady Knights were able to get off 79 shots, but only succeeded on 22 of them.

The Silver Knights were able to turn things around on Saturday and Monday with back-to-back victories over their county neighbors Ritchie County.

The first game took place in Ellenboro and saw the Lady Knights appear much more impressive, with five girls reaching double figures.

Both teams were tied after the first quarter at 13-13 before Ritchie took a four point lead into the locker room at 33-29.

Tyler Consolidated was able to turn the tide and came out on fire in the third, winning the quarter over the Rebels 21-5. From there, they would never relinquish the lead and went on to win 73-61.

Freshman Keri Suter had one of her finest games, scoring 18 points while her sister also had an impressive game finishing with 13 points. Allison Clegg finished with with 14, Tiffany Lohri scored 13, and Chelsea Musgrave scored 11.

Rounding out the Silver Knights were Christy Jones with nine, Lynsey Casteel with three, and Sami Jones with two.

Two days later, it was Tyler Consolidated entertaining Ritchie County at Kidwell, but the result remained the same with a ‘W’ being awarded to the Knights.

This game wouldn’t be anywhere as close as the last either. The Lady Knights jumped on the Rebels early, going up by 10 at the end of the first quarter 17-7 and never looked back.

In the second, the lead was increased to 17 and 20 after three. Ritchie County attempted a comeback in the fourth with a 19-13 edge, but it wouldn’t be enough as the final score read 50-36 in favor of the Knights.

Musgrave scored 11 in the winning effort to pace the Knights. Heather Suter scored nine, followed by both Christy Jones and Lohri with seven points each.

Keri Suter and Clegg each scored five, and Sami Jones, Casteel and Klages all scored two.

An LKC placement game is scheduled for Thursday at Tyler Consolidated High School where the Lady Knights will take on a team from the southern division.