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Ravenswood Too Much For Tyler Consolidated High School’s Boys

By Staff | Jan 10, 2018

Mark Rucker looks for an open teammate at a recent game.

Ravenswood brought their undefeated boys basketball team to the Tyler Consolidated High School gymnasium on Friday, and moved to 8-0 on the season as they defeated the 7-4 Silver Knights, 84-59, behind 24 points from Isaiah Morgan and 22 from Jayden Rhodes.

The Knights, who lost their second game in two nights, had trouble finding the basket on Friday as they hit only 18-45 shots from the floor for 40 percent, compared to the visitors 63 percent, 32-51.

One bright spot for the Knights was senior guard Dylan Roberts who canned four three pointers and hit 3-4 free throws en-route to a 19 point performance. Senior Mark Wilson was the only other double figure scorer for the home team as he hit for 12 points, including two 3’s. Griffin Phillips hit for nine points, including a three; Tyler West finished with six. Mark Rucker ended with four points on 4-4 shooting from the free throw line, and Nate Lancaster scored five. Kyle Mason and Steven Ross each added two markers.

The Red Devils jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as they held a 37-23 halftime lead and then outscored the Knights 24-16 in the third frame to extend the lead to 23 heading down the stretch.

The Silver Knights had a good night at the free throw line, canning 16-19, but the Red Devils also shot well, hitting 15-17. The visitors also controlled the boards with a 31-14 advantage.

Roberts had three steals for Tyler, and Lancaster got three assists. West added four rebounds and Lancaster grabbed two.


Knights Fall To Catholic

Tyler Consolidated braved the elements on Thursday night, Jan. 4, for a varsity-only boys basketball contest with the Parkersburg Catholic Crusaders. The Knights entered the game, hoping to improve on a 7-2 record, but the Crusaders had other ideas and sent the Knights back to Tyler County, adding another digit to their loss column and dropping them to 7-3 while improving their own record to 5-3

The Knights went into the game with wins over Magnolia and St. Mary’s in the last two games. The Knights kept the pace in the first period but still trailed by four, 19-15, after one. A three-ball by Dylan Roberts early in the contest gave Tyler their only lead 3-2; however they kept within striking distance the entire first half despite the hot shooting of the Crusaders who canned 11-25, 3’s on the night.

With the Knights down by nine at the break, Catholic came out firing away and outscored the Silver Knights by eight in the third and seven in the fourth to get the 78-54 win. Not only was the home team red hot from the floor, shooting 54 percent, they also controlled the boards, 32-17, while going 9-9 from the free throw line. The Knights also shot well at 53 percent but only took 46 shots to the Crusaders’ 54. Catholic hit 11-25 from three point land while Tyler 5-15 and only got 1-6 free throws.

For the Silver Knights, Tyler West led the scoring with 13 points, including a three pointer. He also grabbed four rebounds and one block. Griffin Phillips hit seven points and collared four rebounds, while also getting five assists and two steals.

Dylan Roberts, back from a sprained ankle, scored in double figures with 10 points, including two 3’s. Luke Daugherty hit for eight points, and Nate Lancaster hit three buckets for six points. Mark Rucker got five points and Mark Wilson hit a three pointer. Steven Ross also scored on a bucket.


Silver Knights Top St. Mary’s

Junior Guard Griffin Phillips poured in a game-high 29 points, including three long-range bombs, to lead Tyler Consolidated to a 73-58 victory over St. Mary’s on Friday, Dec. 29, at TCHS.

The Knights played without Dylan Roberts, their senior starting point guard. Roberts sprained his ankle prior to Wednesday’s win over Magnolia. Sophomore forward/guard Mark Rucker was also out, as took a shot in the eye late in the game with Magnolia. However, the Knights rode the back of Phillips to get the win. A 20-9 first quarter and a 20-8 third quarter was just too much for the St. Mary’s team to overcome.

The visitors got a 25 point effort from Lamp, who knocked down five 3’s, but it wasn’t enough as the Knights also got 13 points and 14 rebounds from junior Tyler West, while Kyle Mason added nine, including a three, and Mark Wilson hit for seven with a three.

Nate Lancaster and Levi Smith each added five, while Luke Daugherty and Steven Ross each hit a bucket, and Adam Efaw canned 1-2 one of two free throws.

Phillips also added six rebounds, three steals and four assists on the night while Lancaster hit the boards for seven rebounds and got four assists. The Knights made 11-15 foul shots, while St. Mary’s could only manage 10-18. Tyler canned 26-51 shots to 19-47 for the Blue Devils. The Silver Knights improved to 7-2 on the season with the win.