Everything clicks for Buccaneers in 80-40 dismantling of Elkins

Lamar Hurst (13) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers puts in a lay-up in front of Elkins’ Malaki Watson during the fourth quarter of their contest Friday night. Hurst had 17 points and five rebounds as the Bucs dismantled the Tigers by an 80-40 score.

TENNERTON – For one quarter, it was a game.

Then the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers decided to make it a rout and the Elkins Tigers had no answers to stop it in a convincing 80-40 victory Friday night at the high school gym.

“Everything finally clicked,” remarked Buckhannon-Upshur head coach Travis Foster.

Elkins actually jumped out to a 5-0 lead the first minute of the game but it didn’t last as Ryan Hurst drained a three-pointer which was the start of a 14-0 run for the Buccaneers.

Elkins countered with a 10-0 run giving them a 15-14 lead but Lamar Hurst closed the opening quarter with a lay-up giving the Bucs a 16-15 advantage at the end of eight minutes.

The Bucs started the second quarter with an 8-0 run and never looked back taking a 24-15 lead behind Will McCauley dropping in a pair of jumpers and Ryan Hurst scoring on a pair of lay-ups.

Leading 30-21, the Bucs went on a 9-0 run with Ryan Hurst popping in a jumper, Josh Loudin turning in an old-fashioned three-point play, Noam Keith knocking down a baseline jumper and Zach White scoring from underneath treating the Bucs to a 39-21 lead.

The Bucs went to halftime up 41-23.

The third quarter was all B-U.

Up 43-26 with two minutes gone in the third, the Bucs went on a 15-0 run blowing the game wide open with a 58-26 lead.

Elkins scored the final basket of the quarter making it a 58-28 score.

Still leading by 30, at 67-37, the Bucs extended their lead to 37 with a 7-0 run behind a basket by White, a putback from Lamar Hurst, a lay-up from Loudin and a free throw from White.

Up 76-40, the Bucs ended the game on a 6-0 run with a basket from Lamar Hurst and two baskets from Wilbur Snyder.

The Hurst brothers combined for 36 points as Ryan scored a game-high 19 points and Lamar tallied 17. Loudin had a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Cory Harper led Elkins with 13 points.

The win improved the Bucs to 10-4 on the season heading into Monday’s road game with Grafton.

They will close out the regular season Saturday hosting Jefferson at 5 p.m.

The boxscore:

Elkins                        15  8  5  12 – 40

Buck.-Upshur            16  25  17  22 – 80

Elkins 40

Cory Harper 5-9 2-3 13; Peyton Isner 4-7 1-2 10; Mitchell Price 2-10 1-1 5; Tanner Miller 2-3 0-0 5; Luke Jackson 1 0-0 3; Trevor Chenoweth 1-1 0-1 2; Malachi Watson 1-2 0-2 2; Austin Harris 0-2 0-0 0; Jayden Shreve 0-2 0-0 0; Max Jackson 0-0 0-0 0; Jack Bragg 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-41 4-9 40.

Buckhannon-Upshur 80

Ryan Hurst 8-15 0-0 19; Lamar Hurst 7-10 3-4 17; Josh Loudin 7-13 2-3 16; Will McCauley 3-4 2-2 8; Zach White 3-5 1-2 7; Harrison Walker 2-4 1-1 5; Wilbur Snider 2-2 0-0 4; Noam Keith 2-3 0-0 4; Sterlin Thropp 0-1 0-0 0; Zach Calef-Boring 0-0 0-0 0; Oliver King 0-0 0-0 0; Shelton Thropp 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 34-58 9-12 20.

Three-point field goals – Elkins: Harper 1-1; Miller 1-1; Isner 1-2; Jackson 1-2; Watson 0-1; Harris 0-2; Price 0-3. Totals 4-12; Buckhannon-Upshur: R. Hurst 3-5; McCauley 0-1; L. Hurst 0-1; Walker 0-1. Totals 3-8.

Rebounds – Elkins: Isner 6; team 6; Price 3; Chenoweth 2; Harper 2; Jackson 2; Miller 1; Shreve 1; Watson 1; deadball 1. Totals 25; Buckhannon-Upshur: Loudin 10; L. Hurst 5; White 4; R. Hurst 3; McCauley 3; Snider 2; deadball 2; Thropp 1; King 1; Walker 1. Totals 32.

Assists – Elkins: Chenoweth 6; Jackson 2; Harris 1; Watson 1; Jackson 1; Bragg 1. Totals 12; Buckhannon-Upshur: R. Hurst 6; Walker 4; Loudin 2; Thropp 1; King 1; Keith 1. Totals 15.

Steals – Elkins: Harris 1; Jackson 1. Totals 2; Buckhannon-Upshur: McCauley 2; L. Hurst 2; Walker 2; R. Hurst 1; Thropp 1; White 1; Loudin 1. Totals 10.

Blocked shots – Elkins: Jackson 2; Harper 1. Totals 3; L. Hurst 2; McCauley 1; Loudin 1. Totals 5.

Turnovers – Elkins: 16; Buckhannon-Upshur: 4

Personal fouls – Elkins: 9; Buckhannon-Upshur: 13.

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