Bucs’ season ends with loss at MHS in sectional opener

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MORGANTOWN — The Buckhannon-Upshur boys basketball team saw their season come to a conclusion in an 83-58 setback to Morgantown Wednesday night in Class AAA, Region I, Section 2 tourney play.

The Bucs finished with a 6-16 record under first-year coach Travis Foster.

B-U trailed by just four, at 20-16, after one quarter before the Mohigans took the second quarter, 23-9, and the third frame by a 25-13 count to build a 68-38 cushion.

Taylor Whitehair had 15 points, all coming on 3-pointers, to lead the Bucs. Sophomore forward Brayden Cutlip added 11 points and seven rebounds, Jacob Loudin nine points, Drew Heatherly four assists and Zach White five rebounds.

B-U connected on 18-of-42 of its field-goal attempts for 42.3 percent but was plagued by 22 turnovers.

Cam Selders had 24 points, Drew Selders 11 and Nick Malone 10 for the Mohigans (15-8).

Whitehair, Heatherly, Holden Edwards and Austin Bowen were the seniors for B-U.

Morgantown will travel to top-seed University at 7 p.m. today in the sectional title game.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur (6-16)

Drew Heatherly 3 0-0 8, Logan Hitt 1 0-0 2, Taylor Whitehair 5 0-0 15,  Brayden Cutlip 2 7-9 11, Ryan Hurst 1 1-1 3, Dawson Lilly 2 3-4 8, Jacob Loudin 3 3-4 9, Curtis Helton 1 0-0 2, Holden Edwards 0 0-0 0, Ryan Strader 0 0-0 0, Tyler Sandreth 0 0-0 0, Austin Bowen 0 0-0 0, Zach White 0 0-0 0, Will McCauley 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 13-17

Morgantown (15-8)

Jayron Wilson 2 1-2 7, Cam Selders 11 1-1 24, Drew Selders 4 2-2 11, Preston Hartman 2 0-1 4, Alex Rudy 2 0-0 6, Garrett Haines 3 0-0 6, Nick Malone 4 2-2 10, Lamar Haskins 3 1-3 7, Rashad Alton 1 0-0 2, Troy Battle 1 0-0 3, Mac McMillen 0 0-0 0, Nick DelFelice 0 0-0 0, Aaron Alvarez 0 0-0 0, Rance Blakney 0 0-0 0. Totals 33 8-13 83

Buckhannon-Upshur 16    9  13  20 — 58

Morgantown               20  23  25  15 — 83

3-point goals — B-U 9-17 (Whitehair 5-8, Heatherly 2-3, Hurst 1-1, Lilly 1-2, Hitt 0-1, Edwards 0-1, Bowen 0-1), MHS 9-28 (Haines 3-6, Wilson 2-4, Rudy 2-3, C. Selders 1-5, D. Selders 1-8, McMillen 0-1, DelFelice 0-1). Fouled out — None. Rebounds — B-U 31 (Cutlip 7, MHS 33 (Malone 6). Assists — B-U 9 (Heatherly 4), MHS 18 (Malone 4). Total fouls — B-U 13, MHS 12


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