Tyler Tripped Up By South Harrison
Tyler Consolidated opened their girls basketball season on Friday night at home against the South Harrison Hawks and from the beginning it was pretty. However the lady Knights gained their composure and fought back in the second quarter to make it a game before eventually dropping a six point loss to the visitors.
South Harrison came out of the gate in a hurry and jumped in front 12-1 after one quarter and things looked bleak for the Knights. What looked like it was going to be a blowout soon turned into a battle. The Lady Knights put on some pressure to cause a few turnovers and get some easy baskets, while gaining some confidence and taking control with a 19-7 period to head into the locker room up one point 20-19.
The two teams played even through the third quarter with each team netting 11 markers. Heading down the stretch the visiting Hawks again caught fire and took the last eight mintues 22-15 to pick up the six point win.
“We came out flat and really struggled in the first quarter, but I am proud of the girls effort as they fought back and never gave up. Coming behind to take the lead at the half showed a lot about this ball team. Eeven though we faltered in the end we still played hard right up to the final buzzer We will learn from this one and continue to work hard in practice to covercome some of the misrtakes we made,” said coach Ben Thomas.
Leading the way for the Silver Knights was sophomore guard Caleigh Phillips who hit for 12 points including two 3-pointers, while going 2-4 from the free throw line. She also added six steals. Junior Regan Smith had a solid game with seven points and nine rebounds. Senior Allie Miller finished with 10 points including two three balls and added six rebounds. Summer Miller finished the contest with four points going 4-5 from the free throw line. Junior guard Kelsi Vandruff hit for nine points and Romana Rice added a basket two round out the