Silver Knights Rucker, Miller Named Athletes of the Week
The Tyler Star News Athletes of the week for February 26, 2020 are Silver Knights Girls Basketball player Allie Miller and Knights Boys basketball player Mark Rucker.
Rucker had a superb week, leading the Knights to two wins. In the Tuesday night win over Wirt County he finished with a game high 21 points while grabbing 11 rebounds and getting three steals. He followed that up with 14 points 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals in a Knights rout of Doddridge County. Rucker also hit four 3-pointers in the two games and had a crowd pleasing slam duck.
Miller stepped up big in the sectional game on Saturday against Paden City. She led the team to a come from behind 43-33 victory hitting for a game high16 points while getting three steals, and six rebounds. Earlier in the week she had a team high 12 points in a defeat against Doddridge County. She ended the week hitting four 3-pointers and going 7-11 from the free throw line.