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‘Cats win over Linsly, Knights defeat Tigers

By Staff | Feb 4, 2015

Things are looking up here at the end of the season for local boys high school basketball teams. After a season of ups and downs, both the Wildcats of Paden City and the Knights of Tyler Consolidated grabbed wins from unsuspecting opponents. Though the weather and school cancellations have caused changes in schedules, both teams seem to be right back on track.


The Paden City Wildcats got a nice win at Linsly on Jan. 29 as they took on the Cadets in Wheeling.

The ‘Cats scored 24 points in the second period and 19 in the fourth to take the win, 73-40.

Luke Cooper topped the charts for Paden City in the game, scoring 23 points and pulling down nine rebounds. Cooper also was credited with a block and two steals in the win. Senior Kennedy Cain totaled 20 points in the game, brought down six rebounds, had three steals and four assists; Zach Heasley, nine points, four rebounds, three assists.

Sophomore Hayden Hizer contributed eight points, had two rebounds, one block, one steal, six assists; Brandon Cross, six points, two rebounds, three steals; Craig Allen, five points, one rebound, three steals; Logan Carroll, two points, two rebounds, one steal, two assists; Deven Price, three rebounds, one steal; freshman Aaron Heasley had one assist in the win.

The ‘Cats will see action again on Friday at Magnolia.

Silver Knights

The Tyler Consolidated Silver Knights showed their stuff on Jan. 29 as they handed the loss to Wirt County at home, 52-47.

A nice first period and strong second by the Silver had them in the lead 26-19 at the half. Though Wirt attempted to overtake the score in the third period, the Knight defense held on for the win.

Sophomore Jace Reed scored 18 points to lead the Silver and Black. He also pulled down eight rebounds, had three assists and three steals. Freshman Dylan Roberts chipped in 10 points on the day and had six rebounds, two assists, and three steals in the game. Blake Carpenter scored seven and was credited with one assist and one steal; Trent Smith, five points, one rebound, one steal; Daron Weekley, four points, three rebounds, three steals and a block; Austin Thompson, three points, five rebounds, two steals; Josh Peck, three points, two rebounds, one assist and four steals; and Jonathan Lancaster scored two points, had one rebound and one assist.

On Monday the Knights fell to Parkersburg.

The Silver will host Ritchie County at home on Saturday at noon and will host the LKC placement game on Feb. 12.