Rucker, Strode Earn Laurels
The Tyler Star News Athletes of the Week for February 5, 2020 are Tyler Consolidated Basketball players Caleb Strode and Mark Rucker.
Both players were outstanding in the near upset over undefeated Greenbrier West on Friday night at TCHS.
Rucker finished the contest with a twin-double nearly missing a triple double as he has 17 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and three steals. He made life tough for the visitors as he was all over the floor on offense and defense.
Strode had his stroke going as he banged in 18 points which included a 4-5 showing from the free throw line.
He also contributed six rebounds and had two steals. The Knights used a balanced attack to nearly pull off the win over the unbeated state ranked visitors and much of it was from the effort of these two athletes.
Congratulations on a fine performance from both ball players.