Basketball Little Bucs lose tough one to Mountaineer Middle, 40-14

Jaden Westfall (32) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs drives the baseline past a Mountaineer defender on his way to the basket during a recent game. The Little Bucs lost a 40-14 decision.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneer varsity cagers found the going tough here Dec. 12, tumbling to Mountaineer (Morgantown) by a 40-14 spread.

The Little Bucs played the visitors even at 6-6 in the first period, but Mountaineer went on a 32-6 spree in the second and third quarters to put the game away.

Luke Yardley and Landon Marple led the Little Buc scoring with four points apiece, with Bryson Johnston, Malaki Williams and Peyton Cutlip tallying two each,

The Little Bucs will be in the Preston Christmas Tournament Dec 26-27.

They were to have been at home with Bridgeport’s Braves Thursday night.

The statistics:

Mountaineer        6  14  18  2    40

Buckhannon            6   6   0  2    14

Mountaineer 40

Maddox Walls 2 1-2 6, Landon Spiker 0 0-0 0, Carson Ford 2 0-0 4, Aaron McDowell 1 0-0 2, Hayden Wise 0 0-0 0, Connor Montgomery 0 0-2 0, Jon Coleman 4 0-0 8, Luke Hudson 1 0-0 2, Ty Jordan-Egnot 4 1-1 9, Coen Henderson 4 0-0 9, Levi Boyd 0 0-0 0, Demarcus Bandy 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 2-5 40.

Buckhannon 14

Ian Strader 0-2 0-2 0, Bryson Johnston 0-0 2-3 2, Jaden Westfall 0-4 0-2 0, Luke Yardley 1-5 2-3 4, Landon Marple 1-2 2-2 4, Elijah Mahaffey 0-1 0-2 0, Nathaniel Ringer 0-1 0-0 0, Malaki Williams 0-0 2-2 2, Ryan Kelley 0-1 0-2 0, Blake Runyon 0-0 0-0 0, Jacob Dodd 0-1 0-0 0, Peyton Cutlip 1-1 0-0 2, Dom English 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 3-18 8-22 14.

Three-point field goals – Mountaineer: Walls 1, Henderson 1; Buckhannon: None.

Buckhannon rebounds – Johnston 4, English 3, Runyon 3, Cutlip 3, Team 3, Mahaffey 2, Williams 2, Yardley 1, Kelley 1. Dodd 1, Strader 1.

Buckhannon assists – None.

Buckhannon steals – Marple 2, Johnston 1, English 1.

Field goal percentage – Mountaineer: 18-for-44 for 40.9; Buckhannon: 3-for-18 for 16.7.

Free throw percentage – Mountaineer: 2-for-5 for 40.0; Buckhannon: 8-for-22 for 36.4,

Personal fouls – Mountaineer 21, Buckhannon 12.

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