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TC Gives Greenbrier West a Scare

By Staff | Feb 5, 2020

Tyler Consolidated’s Gage Huffman readies to defend an inbounds pass during the Silver Knights game with Greenbrier West.

Undefeated and state ranked Greenbrier West game into Silver Knights country on Friday night and nearly got the surprise of their season as the Silver Knights gave them all they wanted and more. The Knights led 19-16 after the first quarter and at the half it was all knotted up 36-36.

A bucket by Gage Huffman gave the Knights an early lead in the second half but the visitors got a basket from McClune to tie the game. From there it was back and forth with West coming out on top by two after the third period. The lead changed hands a couple more times in the forth but the Knights just fell short in the end to take the three point loss.

Mark Rucker who has recently committed to play football for the Mountaineers showed his athleticism with 17 points, including a three pointer, while also grabbing 11 rebounds for a twin-double and dishing out eight assists, plus getting three assists.

Sophmore Caleb Strode had a good night production with 18 points, while also getting a steal and four rebounds. Gage Huffman added three steals, six rebounds and four assists while knocking in 15 points including two from long range. Justin Bowman also hit double figures for the Knights as he added 10 points to their total.

Noah Swiger had four points, and David Throckmorton and Zack Placer each canned two.

Greenbrier West was led by five double figure scorers Chase Hagy with a game high 19 points, Lawson Vaughn with 15, Chase McClone 14, Chase Boggs13 and Kaden Pack with 10. West improved to 12-0 with the win

Number one Williamstown crushes Silver Knights

Tyler Consolidated was no match for the Williamstown Yellowjacks, the states top ranked Class A team on Tuesday night, January 28, in Williamstown as the home team put 102 points on the board as they cruised to a 47 point victory.

The Yellowjackets received double figures from six players on their way to the lopsided win, with Garrett Hill leading the way with 18 points for a career best. He was backed by Sam Cremeans with 15, Peyton Amrine with 13, Colton Luther with 12, Eli Inman with 10 and Alex Irwin with 10.

Williamstown stayed unbeaten at 15-0 with the win while the Silver Knights continued to struggle and fell to (3-12) with the loss. The Knights got 10 points apiece from seniors Gage Huffman and Mark Rucker, but it wasn’t enough as the oressure defense from the Yellowjackets caused several turnovers which led to easy buckets for the home team.

Huffman and Rucker each hit two 3-pointers in the contest, while Gavin Morris and Haygen Baker each added a three. Noah Swiger contributed seven points and David Throckmorton ended with six. Caleb Strode added four points and Justin Bowman dropped in three markers. Jackson Kibbey hit a basket for two and Zack Placer added a free throw to end the point total for the Knights.

Williamstown dominated by grabbing 37 rebounds to the Knights 28. The Yellowjacks made 38 field goals to the Knights 23 and went 16-21 from the free throw line to Tyler’s 3-12. Williamstown also canned nine 3-point shots.