WESTON— The TCMS Knights Boys Basketball traveled to Lewis County to face off against the R.L. Bland Patriots on April 1.
The JV team took the floor first in a fast-paced shoot out in the first quarter that ended with the Knights up by one after the first.
The second quarter would find the Knights quickly on the defensive as the Patriots started to control the pace of the game and the Patriots went into half time with a 16-8 lead.
The third quarter began with the Patriots on fire as they went on to outpace the Knights deep in the third as they widened the score to 32-18 going into the fourth.
The Knights would be unable to recover and would drop this one to the Patriots with a final of 48-22.
JV Knight Troy Webber would put in a solid game with seven points and Grayson Ramazan throwing up four points of his own in the Knights effort.
Head coach Steve Louzy was still happy with their play after the game.
“For the first 11 and a half minutes we played great. We controlled the ball and the flow on defense but in the last thirty seconds of the first half and most of the second half we fell back and started flinging the ball all over and that coupled with the good shooting of the Patriots let them pull away. I know it’s coming to the end of the season, but I am hoping these young men can see how important control and flow are when it comes to this game of basketball,” he said.
The Knights Varsity wouldn’t have any better luck during their outing with the Patriots.
The Patriots pulled out ahead quickly in the first quarter and never looked back.
The Patriots lit it up with their fast pace and shooting guards that didn’t seem to miss.
The buzzer would sound at the end of the game with the R.L. Bland Patriots in command with a final score of 61-24.
“We have a hard time putting the ball in the basket. We have been working hard doing a lot of shooting and layup drills. But it seems hard to get them to catch fire,” head coach Mike Moats lamented.
TCMS pulls away late to take the win over Brookhaven
By Justin Wolford
BROOKHAVEN— The TCMS Knights Boys Basketball traveled to Monongalia County to face off against Brookhaven on April 2, in an added game this season that has seen many scheduling changes due to covid.
This game would only see the Varsity play as Brookhaven didn’t field a JV team this year.
The Knights team hit the floor in slow controlled state of play. Brookhaven took an early lead and kept a slim majority after the first quarter with a score of 6-5.
The Knights quickly adjusted and found themselves in control midway through the second quarter, only to relent to a scoring surge deep in the half that led to Brookhaven entering halftime up by two with the score at 15-13.
The third quarter would be a fierce back and forth between the opposing teams with each team transferring the lead multiple times and ending with Brookhaven up by one at the end of the third 22-21.
The fourth quarter would be much of the same until Knights Mason Markley and McCray Blackwell caught fire and combined for eight total points in the fourth to close out this nail biter with a final score of 34-27.
The Knights were led by 8th grader Mason Markley who finished the night with sixteen points and eleven rebounds.
“It seems like each game we have a different kid step up and play well, but we had yet to have multiple kids do it at the same time until tonight. These kids play hard every game and show a lot of heart and never give up and tonight’s win proves that. I couldn’t be prouder of these kids,” coach Mike Most stated enthusiastically.
The Knights will be on the road again to face Elkins in their second showdown this year next week.