Tyler Takes Down St. Marys by 10
The Silver Knights got a big win on the road Thursday, Jan. 24 as they defeated St. Marys, 67-57, behind a game-high 25 points from senior guard Peyton Kocher. Kocher came out on fire and hit 19 points in the first half, including five 3-pointers. Her scoring outburst made her Tyler Consolidated’s all-time leading 3-point shooter.
Both teams played even in the first quarter with 11 points each, but the Silver Knights used a strong second period to go up at the half by 11, 33-22. The visitors kept up the pressure in the third quarter, winning the frame, 17-9, to head into the last eight minutes up by 19. St. Marys won the fourth round, 26-17, but it wasn’t enough as the Knights came away with the win and improved to 9-8 on the season.
Besides Kocher’s heroics, the Knights had two other double-figure scorers with senior ace Josey Jones hitting for 18, including two three balls of her own, and freshman Lauren Templeton came up big with 13. JoLee Walton added eight, which included a 4-4 showing from the free throw line. She also pulled down nine rebounds. Miranda Weekley and Caleigh Phillips each got a basket, and Regan Smith hit 1-2 from the line. Jones ended with six rebounds and eight steals on the night.
St. Marys was led by Addie Furr with 23 points, five assists and five steals. Kylie Wright chipped in with 13 points.
Silver Knights Take down South Harrison
Tyler Consolidated beat South Harrison 56-27 on Jan. 23 on the Knights’ floor, to improve to 8-8 on the season. JoLee Walton led the way with a game-high 17 points, including 5-8 from the free throw line and six baskets. She also pulled down 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Walton and Josey Jones hit for five points in the first quarter for a 10-5 lead. The second period belonged to the Knights as well as they outscored the visitors, 17-11, behind Walton’s seven points in the period. Up 27-16 at the break, the Silver Knights blew the game wide open in the third quarter with a 20-6 advantage and a 47-22 lead with eight minutes to play. Jones hit for nine points in the quarter for the Knights.
The fourth quarter was a close one with Tyler hitting for nine, and the Hawks canning seven. The Silver Knights had three players in double figures – Walton with 17, Jones with 13 and Peyton Kocher with 12. Regan Smith and Romona Rice each hit for four. Miranda Weekley, Caleigh Phillips and Lauren Templeton each hit for two points.
Weekley had five assists and three steals, while Jones added six steals, three assists and eight rebounds. K. Saltis led South Harrison with 11 points.
Knights fall to Catholic
Tyler Consolidated took to the road on Monday, Jan. 21 for a girls basketball game with the state’s number two ranked Class A team, Parkersburg Catholic. The Silver Knights, coming off a big win over Valley High School in the consolation game of the Boggs Roundball Classic, couldn’t keep pace with the Crusaders and fell 75-43, to drop to 7-8 on the season.
Catholic established dominance early and finished the first eight minutes up, 21-7, and ended the first half up, 46-18.
The Crusaders’ all-stater Aaliyah Brunny was just too much for the Knights, finishing the game with a double-double 21 point, 12 rebound game and was just two steals shy of a triple double.
The 31-1 Crusaders also got an impressive performance from Lesley Huffman, who got 21 and seven steals. Madeline Huffman also reached double figures with 10 markers.
The Silver Knights had the game’s top scorer, however, as senior star Josey Jones knocked in 23, which included a three-ball and a 6-7 showing from the charity stripe. Catholic held a 63-31 lead after three quarters, and both teams finished with 12 in the last frame.
Lauren Templeton knocked in four points, while the Knights got three points each from JoLee Walton, Allie Miller and Peyton Kocher. Miranda Weekley and Caleigh Phillips each hit a basket. Summer Miller added a free throw.
Catholic hit 32 baskets on the night and was 9-12 from the line. The Knights hit 14 buckets and had a 13-18 free throw line showing.