Girls’ teams look towards post-season
The Tyler Consolidated Lady Knights are putting the regular season behind them as they look ahead to Sectional play next week. With their record at 8-13, the Silver and Black are poised to make some noise in the upcoming Section and Regional tournaments.
On Feb. 10 the Ladies in Black hosted the Wirt County Lady Tigers in an LKC placement game. The Silver posted the win, 69-51 in the contest.
The Knights got off to a great start in the contest, putting 18 points on the scoreboard in the first period while holding the Tigers to seven.
In the second stanza, it was more of the same with the Knights on the offensive side of the ball for the majority of the minutes, adding 19 points to take the lead 37-18 heading into the half.
Consolidated held on for the 69-51 win.
Lady Knight junior, Keri Suter, led all home team scorers in the game with 12 points. She also pulled down six rebounds, had three steals, and two assists; Sophie Kinnard scored nine points, hauled in five rebounds, and was credited with seven steals and four assists; Heather Suter totaled seven points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Maddi Schlabowski, scored five points, pulled down two rebounds and stole the ball three times; Torrye Cline, five points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists; Sami Jones, four points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists; Lynsey Casteel, two points, four rebounds and one assist.
Sydney Reed pulled down two rebounds and was credited with one assist; Whitney Williams had two rebounds in the win.
The Lady Knights hope to extend their season when they take on the Lady Golden Bears of Oak Glen in the first round of Sectional play next week. In fact, the Lady Knights will see Oak Glen twice in a row as they play at the home of the Golden Bears on Thursday. The Consolidated Lady Knights will play at Oak Glen on Feb. 22 in the Region I, Class AA Section, at 7 p.m. The winner of this game will take on the winner of the Magnolia-Weir game for the Section championship.