Jayvee Bucs drop 65-43 decision to Applemen

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers couldn’t protect an early first-quarter lead and wound up dropping a 65-43 decision to the visiting Musselman Applemen Monday evening.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers couldn’t protect an early first-quarter lead and wound up dropping a 65-43 decision to the visiting Musselman Applemen Monday evening.

The Bucs owned a 13-12 lead after one quarter of action but would be outscored in the other three quarters.

In that first quarter, Zach Calef-Boring, Mason Hyre and Felipe Montero each launched in three-pointers while Sterlin Thropp and Oliver King each added a basket as the Bucs took a one-point lead.

Buckhannon-Upshur was outscored by a 15-9 margin in the second quarter with Noam Keith collecting six points, Wilbur Snyder two and Calef-Boring adding a free throw.

They trailed at the break by a 27-22 score.

Lamar Hurst scored six points and Euan Kettle and Sterlin Thropp each added a basket in the third quarter which went to Musselman by an 18-10 score.

That left the Bucs down by a 45-32 score heading into the fourth quarter.

The Bucs lost the final quarter by a 20-11 margin.

Will McCauley scored six points in the quarter while Thropp fired in a three-pointer and Montero added a basket.

Thropp led the Bucs with seven points while McCauley, Hurst and Keith each had six apiece.

Cal Kelppner and Jordan Holmes led Musselman with 13 each.

The loss dropped the Bucs to 14-4 on the season.

They will return to action this evening when they host Parkersburg at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Musselman                  12  15  18  20 – 65

Buckhannon-Upshur 13  9  10  11 – 43

Musselman 65

Parke Mackey 0 0-0 0; Cal Kelppner 5 2-4 13; Trent Wolfe 3 0-0 6; Addi Branson 1 2-3 3; Logan Powell 1 0-0 2; Kadin Johnson 1 0-0 3; Jordan Holmes 6 1-2 13; Blake Hartman 2 0-1 4; Logan Herring 3 2-2 8; Gordon Shaffer 2 1-2 5; Conner Long 3 1-1 8. Totals 27 8-14 65

Buckhannon-Upshur 43

Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0; Zach Calef-Boring 1 1-2 4; Sterlin Thropp 3 0-0 7; Will McCauley 1 4-4 6; Mason Hyre 1 0-0 3; Oliver King 1 0-0 2; Lamar Hurst 3 0-0 6; Harrison Walker 0 0-0 0; Noam Keith 3 0-0 6; Felipe Montero 2 0-0 5; Shelton Thropp 0 0-0 0; Wilbur Snyder 1 0-0 2; Euan Kettle 1 0-1 2; Shawn Blandino 0 0 0 0. Totals 17 5-7 43.

Three-point field goals – Musselman: Kelppner 1; Johnson 1; Long 1. Totals 3; Buckhannon-Upshur: Calef-Boring 1; Thropp 1; Hyre 1; Montero 1. Totals 4.

Free Throw percentage – Musselman: 8-for-14 for 57.1; Buckhannon-Upshur: 5-for-7 for 71.4.

Personal fouls – Musselman: 14; Buckhannon-Upshur: 11.

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