Freshman Bucs fall to Philip Barbour, 65-47

Mark Hurst (34) of the Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Buccaneers looks to drive the lane past Philip Barbour’s Braydon Cole (2) during their match-up Friday evening at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Hurst had 14 points but the Bucs dropped a 65-47 decision.

BUCKHANNON – The Buckhannon-Upshur freshman Buccaneers dropped a 65-47 decision to the Philip Barbour Colts Friday evening at Rockefeller Center on the campus of West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The loss dropped the Bucs to 1-1 on the season.

The Bucs fell behind by a 16-9 margin after one quarter of action.

Shawn Blandino scored seven of the nine points while Keyton Lanier had the other basket in the opening quarter.

Buckhannon-Upshur rebounded to take the second quarter by an 18-13 margin with five Bucs getting into the scoring act.

Zade Woody had five points, Josh Nesbitt, Mark Hurst, Blandino four each and Zach Calef-Boring two for the Bucs in the second quarter as they trailed 29-27 at the break.

B-U was outscored by a 17-9 margin in the third quarter and trailed by a 46-36 score heading into the final eight minutes.

Scoring for the Bucs in the third was Hurst with five and Ryan Snyder and Nesbitt with two each.

The Bucs saw the deficit grow in the fourth quarter as Philip Barbour outscored them, 19-11.

Hurst had five points, Blandino four and Nesbitt and Woody one each in the final quarter.

Blandino led the Bucs with 15 points while Hurst had 14.

Alfred Isch led Philip Barbour with 16 points while Braydon Cole scored 14.

The Bucs will be back in action Jan. 10 when they host Grafton with a 4:30 p.m. start.

The boxscore:

Philip Barbour                                                                 16  13  17  19 – 65

Buckhannon-Upshur                                                        9  18  9  11 – 47

Philip Barbour 65

Ethan Floyd 2 0-1 4; Braydon Cole 5 0-0 14; Alfred Isch 7 2-7 16; DaShawn Webster 7 1-4 15; Caden Hawkins 5 4-9 14; Jaiden Bailey 0 0-0 0; Mike Salisbury 0 0-0 0; Miles Hutzler 0 0-0 0; Mason Halfin 0 0-0 0; Marshall Nestor 1 0-0 2; Jaydon Owens 0 0-0 0; Kemper Longwell 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 7-21 65.

Buckhannon-Upshur 47

Zach Calef-Boring 0 2-2 2; Gage Raschella 0 0-0 0; Zade Woody 2 1-1 6; Shawn Blandino 5 5-8 15; Josh Nesbitt 2 2-4 6; Mark Hurst 6 1-1 14; Wade Nesbitt 0 0-0 0; Ryan Snyder 1 0-0 2; Keyton Lanier 1 0-0 2; Ely Cain 0 0-0 0; Brayden Hamer 0 0-0 0. Totals 17 11-16 47.

Three-point field goals – Philip Barbour: Cole 4. Totals 4; Buckhannon-Upshur: Woody 1; Hurst 1. Totals 2.

Free throw percentage – Philip Barbour: 7-for-21 for 33.3; Buckhannon-Upshur: 11-for-16 for 68.8.

Personal fouls – Philip Barbour: 14; Buckhannon-Upshur: 17.

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