Bench comes up big for Buccaneers as they cruise past Brooke, 82-41

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Zach White (22) goes up strong for two points in front of a Brooke defender during their opening round game in the Brooke Holiday Tournament. White scored nine points in the Bucs’ 82-41 victory.

WELLSBURG – Four players reached double digits as the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers had their highest offensive output of the young season with an 82-41 victory over the Brooke Bruins Friday night in the Brooke Holiday Tournament.

Ryan Hurst led the way with 20 points while Josh Loudin came off the bench for a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Will McCauley, making his first start of the season, also had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Lamar Hurst came off the bench for 10 points.

“It was nice to see what we can really do,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Travis Foster. “We had to use some quarters for players in the junior varsity contest prior to the varsity game so we had to go deep into our bench. It was nice to see different guys step at various levels.”

Ten players got into the scoring act for the Bucs and the B-U bench came away with 33 points on the evening.

“Each night someone new is stepping up for us,” explained Foster. “To travel over two hours on the road and put up 82 points, it was a good night for our program overall.”

McCauley scored the first four points of the game for the Bucs but Brooke came back with a basket by Alex Isinghood and a three-pointer by Ryan Knox to take their only lead of the game, at 5-4.

McCauley came back with two straight baskets to return the lead back to the Bucs, at 8-5, with 4:20 left in the opening quarter.

The Bucs took over from there outscoring Brooke 11-7 the rest of the quarter for a 19-12 lead.

Buckhannon-Upshur started the second quarter with Lamar Hurst getting a basket and Loudin scored twice underneath to treat the Bucs to a 25-12 lead.

Leading 27-16, the Bucs went on a 9-0 run when McCauley made a free throw, Noam Keith made a lay-up, Ryan Hurst scored on a lay-up and downed two free throws and McCauley finished the run  with a lay-up.

That gave the Bucs a 36-16 lead with 1:45 left in the half.

The Bucs closed out the half with a 6-3 run taking a 42-19 lead into the break.

Holding a 44-25 lead, the Bucs scored six straight points with Ryan Hurst, McCauley and Zach White each dropping in a basket to make it a 50-25 contest.

Leading 53-30, B-U went on an 8-0 run behind Ryan Hurst and Lamar Hurst putting in lay-ups and Loudin scoring on a lay-up and sinking two free throws.

That gave the Bucs a 61-30 advantage with 2:18 remaining in the third quarter.

The Bucs took a 68-34 lead into the final eight minutes of action.

Brooke scored the first six out of eight points to start the fourth quarter closing the gap to 70-40.

The Bucs went on another 8-0 run with Tyler Sandreth scoring on a lay-up, Loudin slamming down a dunk and then in the paint and Lamar Hurst flipping in two free throws.

That upped the B-U advantage to 78-40.

Following a Brooke free throw, Lamar Hurst and Oliver King each made a basket to wrap up the scoring.

The Bucs shot 48.5 percent from the floor making good on 33 of their 68 field goal attempts.

Buckhannon-Upshur also held a 46-34 edge in the rebounding column.

Brooke shot just 28.2 percent from the floor making only 11 field goals out of 39 attempts.

Isinghood was the only Brooke player to reach double digits as he finished the game with 19 points.

Brooke dropped to 0-5 on the season.

The Bucs improved to 2-2 on the year and was slated to face Meadville (Pa.) in the title game on Saturday night.

The boxscore:

Buck-Upshur             19  23  26  14 – 82

Brooke                       12  7  15  7 – 41

Buckhannon-Upshur 82

Ryan Hurst 8-20 2-2 20; Josh Loudin 7-13 4-4 18; Will McCauley 7-13 2-3 16; Lamar Hurst 4-5 2-3 10; Zach White 3-7 3-4 9; Tyler Sandreth 1-3 0-0 2; Ryan Strader 1-3 0-1 2; Oliver King 1-1 0-0 2; Noam Keith 1-2 0-0 2; Euan Kettle 0-0 1-2 1; Sterling Thropp 0-0 0-0 0; Harrison Walker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 33-68 14-19 82.

Brooke 41

Alex Isinghood 7-14 3-4 19; Andrew Coursin 2-5 3-4 8; Alex Lilly 1-3 3-6 5; Cole Sperlazza 1-6 1-2 4; Blaise Brown 0-2 1-4 2; Ryan Knox 0-0 2-4 2; Nick Brown 0-2 1-4 1; Dalton Anderson 0-4 0-0 0; Dylan Silver 0-2 0-0 0; David McCombs 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 11-39 15-27 41.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: R. Hurst 2-5. Totals 2-5; Brooke:I Isinghood 2-5; Sperlazza 1-4; Coursin 1-1; Brown 0-1; Buchmelter 0-1; Silver 0-2; Anderson 0-4. Totals 4-19.

Rebounds – Buckhannon-Upshur: Loudin 11; McCauley 10; team 7; White 5; Sandreth 3 L. Hurst 3; Keith 2; Kettle 2; R. Hurst 1; Walker 1; Strader 1. Totals 46; Brooke: team 7; Coursin 6; Isinghood 6; Lilly 5; Brown 2; Anderson 1; Sperlazza 1. Totals 34.

Assists – Buckhannon-Upshur: R Hurst 7; Sandreth 3; McCauley 2;  Walker 1; Keith 1 Loudin 1; Kettle 1. Totals 16; Brooke: Anderson 2; Buchmelter 1; Isinghood 1; Sperlazza 1; Lilly 1; Coursin 1. Totals 7.

Steals – Buckhannon-Upshur: McCauley 6; Sandreth 4; R. Hurst 3; Loudin 3; Strader 2. Totals 18; Brooke: Lilly 1; Sperlazza 1; Silver 1. Totals 3.

Blocked shots – Buckhannon-Upshur: McCauley 1; Loudin 1. Totals 2; Brooke: Isinghood 1; Silver 1. Totals 2.

Turnovers – Buckhannon-Upshur: 15; Brooke: 26.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 22: Brooke: 15.

       

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