Silver ladies split wins – Lady ‘Cats win first
Tyler Consolidated’s girls basketball team is nearing the end of the season and still striving to put points on the scoreboard and wins on their record. The team has battled through a difficult season, but head coach Matt Kinnard says they haven’t given up.
“The seasons not over till it’s over,” he said. “We’re going to keep going, keep plugging away, keep improving and keep trying to make things happen. It’s basketball, anything can happen.”
On Jan. 18 the Lady Knights played host to the Lady Wildcats of Paden City, taking the win, 48-20. The Silver got off to a sluggish start, adding six points in the first period while the ‘Cats scored four. In the second period, the Knights added 15 points to their side of the scoreboard to Paden City’s eight, putting the Silver in the lead at the half, 21-12.
The second half of the game went much like the first, with the home team coming out on top when all was said and done, 48-20.
Senior Heather Suter led all scorers in the game with 10 points. Lady Knights Torrye Cline, Lynsey Casteel, and Sophie Kinnard added six points apiece to Knight scoreboard. Myah Charkawi scored five; Sami Jones and Sydney Reed each scored four; Keri Suter, Tiffany Kernan, and Whitney Williams contributed two points apiece; and Maddi Schlabowski hit a foul shot.
Megan Cutlip and Logan Cosper scored six points apiece for the Lady Wildcats. Dominique Craft and Amanda Heasley each scored four.
At Ravenswood on Saturday the Ladies in Silver faced off with the Lady Red Devils, falling hard to the tune of 53-25.
“Let’s just say it was ugly,” the coach said. “We just couldn’t get it together. We’re better than what we showed here, we just couldn’t do it that day.”
The Red Devils ran a fast paced first period, scoring 22 points while holding the Knights to eight. By half-time, the Silver knew they had their work cut out for them, trailing 36-16. Though they continued to score when they could, it was too-little-too-late and Ravenswood took the win, 53-25.
Keri Suter led all Knight scorers with eight points, followed by Jones and Kinnard with seven each; Williams, four; Cline, Kernan, and Schlabowski with two apiece; and Casteel with one.
The Lady Knights played host to Ritchie County on Tuesday and will host Williamstown on Thursday in the last scheduled home game of the season. Senior night festivities will take place immediately before game time.
On Monday the Lady Wildcats played host to Wood County Christian, and turned the heat up on the court, gaining their first win of the season.
Wood County started off well, leading the Green and White 11-7 after one period of play. In the second period however, the ‘Cats turned the tables on their guests, outscoring them 11-9, yet still trailing at the halfway point of the game, 20-18. The second half proved to be hot for the Lady ‘Cats as they peppered the scoreboard with points, 23 to be exact while the defense held their opponents to 11. In the last period, both teams totaled 13 points, but Paden City had the edge and finally, the win, 54-43.
Megan Cutlip was the leading scorer in the game with 24 points. She also had six rebounds. Logan Cosper added 11 points to the Wildcat side of the scoreboard and had four steals. Craft scored seven, pulled down eight boards and had four steals; Heasley scored seven; Lynnsie Parsons scored four points; and Joni Myers added a foul shot.
On Jan. 29 the Lady ‘Cats will play at St. John Central and on Feb. 4 they will host Jefferson Christian.