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Tyler Hangs On Against Valley

By Staff | Jan 22, 2020

Tyler Consolidated's Mark Rucker defends Magnolia's Q. Turner as he shoots atop Rucker during their game in the Boggs Classic in Kidwell.

Tyler Consolidated and Valley high school took the Boggs Roundball Classic consolation game into overtime on Saturday, with the Knights squeeking out a 70-68 win. Going into the last eight minutes of the game the Knights held a six point advantage , but the Lumberjacks rallied to gain a 16-10 fourth quarter lead to tie it up and send it to O.T.

The overtime period was a good one with the Knights finally pulling it out as they outscored the Jacks 7-5 to get the win.

Gage Huffman put on a clinic from the 3-point line, knocking dow six in the contest to end with 25 points and the games top scorer. Mark Rucker with 12 and David Trockmorton with 11 backed up Huffman on the night. Justin Bowman added 11 points and nine rebounds. Noah Swiger added five markers, Zack Placer had four and Caleb Strode pitched in two.

Overall the Knights made 24-73 field goals including eight 3-pointersand canned 13-21 free throws. The Knights had 45 rebounds 18 assists and 15 steals.

The Lumberjacks were led by Levi Anderson with 17, Ryan Baker with 15, Gavin Streets with 11, and Abe Satterfield with 10 to have four players in double figures. Tommy Shannon hit for nine points, while Isaiah Bassett hit a free throw for one point and Logan Bassett added five points.

Valley hit 19 field goals including six 3-pointers and made 24-35 free throws.

Silver Knights lose to Blue Eagles in Boggs Roundball Classic

Tyler Consolidated and Magnolia played to a 9-9 tie after one quarter, but the Blue Eagles opened things up in the second eight minutes to take a 12 point 25-13 lead.

The Knights and Blue Eagles played even in the second half as Magnolia earned a 50-38 victory in a semi-final game of the Boggs Roudball Classic at the Knights gym, for their second win of the season over the cross county rivals.

Jake Gamble led the (9-2) Blue Eagles attack with 14 points, including a 3-pointer, he was backed in the scoring column by Q. Turner with nine markers, including a three. Trevor Williamson and Trenton Scheibelhood each added eight points. Williamson went 6-8 from the free throw line. Gavin Postlethwait had six points and Levi Cecil ended with five to round out the scoring for Magnolia.

The Silver Knights got 11 points each from seniors Mark Rucker and Gage Huffman, with each hitting a 3-pointer. Caleb Strode added eight points to the cause while Noah Swiger hit for four and Zack Placer and Justin Bowman each had two points.

The cold shooting Knights connected on 15-51 from the floor and made just 6-17 from the free throw line. Rucker had seven rebounds, four assists and two steals on the night.

The loss dropped the Silver Knights to (2-8) on the season and sent them into the consolation game against Valley High School who fell to Liberty in the other semi-final matchup.