Jayvee Bucs cruise past Liberty for 71-39 victory


TENNERTON – Josh Loudin scored 20 points in just one half to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a 71-39 victory over the Liberty Mountaineers Tuesday night at the high school.

With Buckhannon-Upshur head coach  Travis Foster giving junior varsity minutes to Loudin and Tyler Sandreth, Liberty was no match for the Buccaneers.

Buckhannon-Upshur raced out to a 15-10 lead after one quarter of action.

Loudin scored six, Sterlin Thropp added four, Harrison Walker and Noam Keith each dropped in two and Jay Burnside added a free throw for the Bucs during the opening eight minutes.

With Loudin pouring in 14 of the Bucs 19 second quarter points, Buckhannon-Upshur took a 34-22 lead into the break.

Keith added two free throws and Thropp one for the Bucs in the second quarter.

The Bucs completely shutdown the Liberty offense in the third quarter limiting them to zero field goals and two free throws as the Bucs won the quarter, 23-2.

Sandreth fired in 11 points while Walker added five, Keith, Oliver King, Kaiden Ball put in two each and Kaiden McDaniels added a free throw as the Bucs owned a 57-24 advantage heading into the final quarter.

Walker, McDaniels and Shelton Thropp scored four points each and Sterlin Thropp added two for the Bucs in the fourth quarter, but the frame went to Liberty by a 15-14 score.

Following Loudin in the scoring department for the Bucs were Walker and Sandreth with 11 each and Sterling Thropp with nine.

The win improved the Bucs of coach Jason Westfall to 3-6.

They will return to action Tuesday when they visit East Fairmont at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Liberty                         10  12  2  15 — 39

Buck.-Upshur         15  19  23  14 —71

Liberty 39

Zach Gibson 3 2-2 9, Bryce Benedum 1 0-0 2, NaJohn Berger 0 0-0 0, Brandon Haynes 4 4-8 13, Christian Heflin 1 0-0 2, Brenan Gawthrop 1 1-2 4, Mikie Lane 1 6-9 8, Wyatt Rock 0 1-3 1, David Cross 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 14-24 39

Buckhannon-Upshur 71

Tyler Sandreth 3 3-3 11, Jay Burnside 0 1-5 1, Trey Heatherly 0 0-0 0, Noam Keith 2 2-3 6, Josh Loudin 9 2-6 20, Sterlin Thropp 4 1-2 9, Landon Hitt 0 0-0 0, Harrison Walker 4 3-3 11, Oliver King 1 0-1 2, Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0, Kaiden McDaniels 1 2-4 5, Kaiden Ball 1 0-0 2, Wilbur Snider 0 0-0 0, Shelton Thropp 2 0-0 4. Totals 27 14-27 71.

Three-point field goals – Liberty: Gibson 1, Haynes 1, Gawthrop 1. Totals 3; Buckhannon-Upshur: Sandreth 2, McDaniels 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Liberty: 14-for-24 for 58.3; Buckhannon-Upshur: 14-for-27 for 51.8.

Personal fouls – Liberty: 21; Buckhannon-Upshur: 20.

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