Silver Knights split week
The Silver Knights boys crusaded to Mt. Zion on Thursday to battle Calhoun County in cager action.
Despite a long trip, Tyler Consolidated was able to chalk up their fourth win of the season with a 58-54 defeat of the Red Raiders.
The Silver Knights found themselves down down after the first quarter as Calhoun County held a narrow 16-12 lead. The Knights were able to get back on track and turn the tables around in the middle two quarters, outscoring the Devils 30-22.
The hosts were able to keep it close in the final quarter, but the Knights staved off any comeback attempts as three players finished in double figures.
Zach Perkey led the Silver Knights with a double-double consisting of 18 points and 15 rebounds. The outside game was provided by Dustin Snider who had four three-pointers on his way to 16 points. Zack Minger finished with 11 points and dished the rock off fairly well with six assists.
Cory Lowe finished with seven points, while Aaron Estep and Alex Jones both had three.
Calhoun County was led by the efforts of Zach Moore, who had a game high of 24 points, and Justin Gerwig, who finished with 18.
The game was scheduled as a placement game for the Little Kanawha Conference. The top two teams from each division played the following Saturday in the conferene’s Night of Champions. All other teams play the team that finishes in the same place in the opposite division.
Last season, the same two teams played in a placement game with Tyler Consolidated waltzing away with a win over the Devils in Kidwell. This may have not been any easier of a game, but the result was the same.
Tyler Consolidated’s win helped the North Division nearly sweep the South as Roane County was the only team to defeat their North opponent.
On Monday, the Knights played OVAC Class AAAA Brooke.
Initially, the atmosphere was not favorable for the Silver Knights as the Bruins took a quick 10-point lead after eight minutes at 19-9. Their lead grew in the second quarter as they used a series of consecutive fast breaks break the game open. At the half, the Bruins were riding high with a 39-20 lead.
After Brooke took the third quarter 22-15, the Silver Knights were still searching for answers. They finally came in the fourth.
After being down by 26 at certain points of the game, Tyler Consolidated was able to shave off 15 points and give a scare to the Bruins. Unfortunately, they were never able to get within 10 points of the visitors despite one of their most productive quarters this season with 28 points.
Brooke went on to win 80-64. Again the Knights had three players in double figures. This time Minger led the way with 18 points and nine rebounds. He was aided by Perkey who had 13 points while also pulling down nine caroms. Estep scored 11 on the evening.
Rounding out the club was Snider with eight points, Jones and Boone Kehrer with four each, Lowe with three, and Zach Knowlton with two.
Tyler Consolidated will have one more regular season contest before the new sectional tournament begins on Tuesday.
Today they will celebrate senior night during their game against John Marshall. Their sectional opponent will be a familiar one, as the Silver Knights travel to New Martinsville to take on the Magnolia Blue Eagles.