Silver Knights fall to Eagles and Red Devils
Proving more often than not to be a second half team this season, the Tyler Consolidated Silver Knight boys basketball team made a good run in the second half of both games they played last week, but just not enough to get the wins.
On Jan. 5 in New Martinsville, the Silver Knights went up against the Magnolia Blue Eagles, only to return home with the 87-53 loss.
Magnolia was on their game, scoring early and often in the first half, putting 30 points on the score board in the first period to take a decisive lead in the game. Turning in a better second half effort, the Knights held their own, but not in time to threaten the win.
Sophomore Jace Reed and Junior Daron Weekley lead the Silver and Black in the points department, each putting up 12 points. Reed also was credited with four rebounds, one assist and a steal; and Weekley, three rebounds, one assist and a steal. Josh Peck scored seven points for Consolidated, had four rebounds and two assists; Tyler Anderson, six points, thee rebounds, one assist, two steals; Dylan Roberts, six points, three rebounds, one steal; Josh Smith, three points, one rebound, one assist, one steal; Blake Carpenter, three points, one rebound; Jonathan Lancaster, two points, five rebounds; Trent Smith, one point, three rebounds, two assists; and Austin Thompson added one point brought down two boards and had one assist.
At Ravenswood on Jan. 6, the Silver turned in a more positive effort with two players scoring over 20 points individually in the contest. Again, a better first half by the Knights would have had the team in contention for the win, instead, the team took the loss, 81-69.
Both Jace Reed and Josh Peck scored 21 points apiece in the effort.
Reed had 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals, while Peck racked up 21 points had one rebound and one steal; Lancaster, six points, three rebounds, two blocks; Weekley, five points, two rebounds, one assist, four steals; Carpenter, five points, one rebound, one assist, one steal; Smith, four points, seven rebounds, one steal; Tyler Anderson, four points, five rebounds, three assists, one steal; Roberts, three points, one rebound; Smith, one rebound, two assists; and Thompson brought down one rebound.
After a game at Wirt County on Jan. 13, the Silver Knights will turn their attention to their own hometown tournament beginning this weekend.
The Boggs Family Pizza and Grill Basketball Classic will begin on Jan. 15 with girls games: Magnolia vs. Linsly followed by Tyler Consolidated and Valley. The boys tournament will begin on Friday with Oak Glen going up against Magnolia at 6 p.m., followed by Consolidated and Valley in the 7:30 game. A full slate of basketball will be played on Saturday with the Knight freshmen taking on Magnolia at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the girls consolation game will begin, followed by the championship game at 3 p.m. At 5 p.m., the boys consolation game will take place, followed by the championship at 7 p.m.