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Valley Boys Lose to Tyler Consolidated

By Rick Loy - Staff Writer | Apr 14, 2021

The homestanding Lumberjacks put up a good battle on Tuesday Night, March 30, in Pine Grove against the visiting Silver Knights, but the tale of two halves made the difference as they fell to Tyler 72-51. Trailing by just one point at the break, it looked like the Lumberjacks might get a big win, but the visitors had other ideas as they came out of the locker room and hit for 21 third quarter points to stretch their lead to 11 with eight minutes to play. The fourth quarter was more of the same as they added 10 more points to their lead to outscore Valley 37-17 in the second half.

Leading the way for the visiting Silver Knights was Caleb Strode with 19 points including three from long range., while grabbing nine rebounds. Hayden Baker added 16 points to the Knights total as he connected on four three pointers of his own. Also in double figures for the visitors was senior Justin Bowman with 13 including a three, along with seven assists. Hunter Bailey added eight, David Throckmorton and Trey Landis each hit six and Jackson Kibbey pitched in four. Baker ended with six steals and Landis contributed nine rebounds.

For the Lumberjacks Logan Bassett led the way with 12 points, which included four 3-pointers. Gavin Streets hit a 3-pointer and ended with 10 points. Beau Wyatt and Walker Bassett each added seven, while Tommy Shannon and Brigg Anderson hit for six each. Pat Higgenbottom rounded out the scoring with a three pointer.