Basketball Lady Bucs post 13-10 record during 2019-20 season

Brooklyn Maxwell paced the team in rebounding during the 2019-20 Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc basketball season. They finished the year with a 13-10 record.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Buc basketball program compiled their second straight winning season under second year head coach Rob Kittle.

The Lady Bucs posted a 13-10 record, the same mark they managed last year, and an 11-3 record in the Big 10 Conference which placed them third.

“Overall, we were pleased with our season,” remarked Kittle. “To be able to finish third in the Big 10 Conference and to play as tough as a schedule as we played really showed what these girls are capable of.”

Kittle isn’t kidding when he speaks of a tough schedule this past season.

His Lady Bucs faced seven of the 16 teams that earned berths into the state high school championship tournament.

Two of the season’s highlights for the Lady Bucs were victories over state-tournament bound Lincoln and Bridgeport.

“We played an incredibly tough schedule and were able to beat some state tournament teams,” stated Kittle. “With the lack of varsity experience we had heading into the season , it was huge for our girls.”

The Lady Bucs played the 2019-20 season with just two seniors – Brooklyn Maxwell and Kassidy Wilfong.

Maxwell led the team in rebounding with 6.6 caroms per game and paced the team with 25 made three-pointers. She was second on the team in scoring, averaging 10.4 points per game.

Wilfong averaged 3.6 points per game and 3.3 rebounds per game.

“We had great senior leadership from both Brooklyn and Kassidy,” noted Kittle. “We will definitely miss both next year.”

While the Lady Bucs will certainly miss both Maxwell and Wilfong next season, Kittle will return three of his top four scorers from this season in sophomore Shelby McDaniels, junior McKenzie Reynolds and freshman Kendal Currence.

McDaniels led the team in scoring with 13.8 points per game and paced the squad in assists (74), steals (77) and free-throw percentage (81.7%).

Reynolds was third on the team in scoring, averaging 7.4 points per game and second in rebounding average 6.2 rebounds per game.

Currence was fourth on the team in scoring averaging 5.5 points per game and third in rebounding, averaging 4.0 per game.

She also paced the team in blocks with 15.

“I feel we have a chance to be even more competitive next year with several girls returning,” remarked Kittle. “This is a very important off-season we have coming up. I am looking forward to the next few years of Buckhannon-Upshur basketball.”

The statistics:

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Buck.-Upshur223  283  297  289 – 1102

Opponents  230  261  251  273 – 1015

SCORING

Points-Average

Shelby McDaniels – 318 (13.8 average)

Brooklyn Maxwell – 239 (10.4 average)

McKenzie Reynolds – 170 (7.4 average)

Kendall Currence – 121 (5.5 average)

Kassidy Wilfong – 76 (3.6 average)

Kennedy Samargo – 74 (3.2 average)

Lexi Kelley – 47 (2.0 average)

Kiara Woods – 39 (1.7 average)

Justice Courtney – 8 (1.0 average)

Leah Moore – 7 (0.6 average)

Alayna Nesbitt 3 (0.6 average)

B-U Totals – 1102 (47.9 points per game)

Opponent Totals – 1015 (44.1 points per game)

MADE THREE POINTERS

Brooklyn Maxwell – 25

Shelby McDaniels – 21

Kennedy Samargo – 3

McKenzie Reynolds – 2

Kendall Currence – 1

Alayna Nesbitt – 1

B-U Totals – 53-216

Opponent Totals – 84-352

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE

Made-Attempted

Shelby McDaniels – 89-109 (81.7%)

Kiara Woods – 13-19 (68.4%)

Justice Courtney – 6-9 (66.7%)

Brooklyn Maxwell – 34-52 (65.4%)

McKenzie Reynolds – 20-34 (58.8%)

Kassidy Wilfong – 12-22 (54.5%)

Lexi Kelley – 17-32 (53.1%)

Kendal Currence – 10-23 (43.5%)

Leah Moore – 3-7 (42.9%)

Kennedy Samargo – 9-25 (36.0%)

B-U Totals – 213-332 (64.2%)

Opponent Totals – 181-315 (57.5%)

GAMES PLAYED

Brooklyn Maxwell – 23

Shelby McDaniels – 23

Lexi Kelley – 23

McKenzie Reynolds – 23

Kennedy Samargo – 23

Kiara Woods – 23

Kendal Currence – 22

Kassidy Wilfong – 21

Leah Moore – 12

Justice Courtney – 8

Alayna Nesbitt – 5

Olivia Ellis – 2

Ellie Greenough – 1

ASSISTS

Shelby McDaniels – 74

Brooklyn Maxwell – 66

Kennedy Samargo – 51

Lexi Kelley – 17

Kendall Currence – 16

McKenzie Reynolds – 11

Kassidy Wilfong – 9

Leah Moore – 4

Kiara Woods – 2

Justice Courtney – 1

B-U Totals – 251 (10.9 per game)

Opponent Totals – 219 (9.5 per game)

STEALS

Shelby McDaniels – 77

Brooklyn Maxwell – 59

Lexi Kelley – 36

Kennedy Samargo – 30

Kendal Currence – 25

Kassidy Wilfong – 14

McKenzie Reynolds – 12

Kiara Woods – 10

Leah Moore – 7

Justice Courtney – 2

B-U Totals – 272 (11.8 per game)

Opponent Totals – 194 (8.5 per game)

REBOUNDS

(Offensive-Defensive=Total)

Brooklyn Maxwell – 46-107=153 (6.6 average)

McKenzie Reynolds – 62-80=142 (6.2 average)

Kendal Currence – 45-43=88 (4.0 average)

Shelby McDaniels – 43-47=90 (3.9 average)

Kassidy Wilfong – 31-39=70 (3.3 average)

Kennedy Samargo – 22-35=57 (2.5 average)

Kiara Woods – 17-33=50 (2.2 average)

Justice Courtney – 5-10=15 (1.9 average)

Lexi Kelley – 11-20=31 (1.4 average)

Ellie Greenough – 0-1=1 (1.0 average)

Alayna Nesbitt – 2-1=3 (0.6 average)

Leah Moore – 2-2=4 (0.3 average)

B-U Totals – 321-492=813 (35.4 per game)

Opponent Totals – 253-498=742 (32.3 per game)

BLOCKS

Kendall Currence – 15

Brooklyn Maxwell – 5

Kiara Woods – 5

Kassidy Wilfong – 5

McKenzie Reynolds – 4

Shelby McDaniels – 2

Leah Moore – 1

B-U Totals – 37 (1.6 per game)

Opponent Totals – 81 (3.5 per game)

RESULTS

(13-10 record)

Lewis County W, 44-21

At Elkins W, 50-24

At Preston L, 53-59

At Spring Mills L, 46-51

At Lincoln W, 48-45

Weir W, 46-36

North Marion L, 46-61

At Grafton W, 51-44

Morgantown L, 35-51

Liberty W, 53-13

At Fairmont Senior L, 41-50

At East Fairmont W, 58-39

Robert C. Byrd W, 55-32

At John Marshall W, 63-41

At University L, 39-49

Philip Barbour W, 58-35

Bridgeport W, 54-51

At Lewis County W, 55-38

At South Charleston L, 36-59

Elkins W, 68-56

Wheeling Park L, 25-60

At Parkersburg South L, 44-69

Sectional Tournament

At University L, 34-43

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