Junior varsity Buccaneers fall to University, 71-64

Mason Hyre (10) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers is guarded by University’s Jaeden Hamrick (23) while looking to work the ball in the paint during their contest Monday evening. Hyre had 10 points, but the Bucs lost a 71-64 decision.

TENNERTON – A huge third-quarter push wasn’t enough to lift the Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneers past the University Hawks during their contest Monday evening.

The Bucs trailed by a 44-26 score at the half but outscored the Bucs had a dominating third quarter outscoring the Hawks by a 22-5 margin making it a 49-48 game heading into the final quarter.

The Bucs couldn’t complete the rally as they dropped a 71-64 contest.

Buckhannon-Upshur fell behind by a 20-15 score after one-quarter of action.

Zach Calef-Boring scored seven points, Zach White six and Mason Hyre two for the Bucs in that first quarter.

Only two players scored for the Bucs in the second quarter which went to the Hawks by a 24-11 score.

Noam Keith tallied nine points while Felipe Montero added two free throws.

The Bucs trailed at the break by that 44-26 score.

Leading the charge in that huge third quarter for the Bucs were Hyre who scored eight points, Calef-Boring scoring five points, Sterlin Thropp adding three, and Will McCauley, Montero and Lamar Hurst two each.

The Bucs were down by one heading into the final quarter.

Buckhannon-Upshur lost the  quarter by a 22-16 margin with Thropp getting the hot hand with nine points and Calef-Boring pouring in seven points.

Calef-Boring led the B-U offense with 10 points while Thropp added 12 and Hyre 10.

The Bucs dropped to 15-5 on the season.

They were slated to wrap up their season Wednesday evening against Lewis County.

The boxscore:

University                 20  24  5  22 – 71

Buck.-Upshur           15  11  22  16 – 64

University 71

Elija Jackson 6 0-0 15; Jude Wiseman-Raven 3 1-1 9; Brock Price 3 0-0 8; Grant Cavalier 2 0-0 5; Jackson Shaver 1 2-3 4; Colin McBee 5 3-4 13; Jaeden Hamrick 0 1-2 1; Noah Braham 7 0-0 16. Totals 27 7-10 71.

Buckhannon-Upshur 64

Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0; Zach Calef-Boring 7 2-2 19; Zach White 3 0-0 6; Sterlin Thropp 5 1-1 12; Will McCauley 1 0-0 2; Mason Hyre 4 1-1 10; Oliver King 0 0-0 0; Noam Keith 2 4-7 9; Felipe Montero 1 2-3 4; Wilbur Snyder 0 0-0 0; Euan Kettle 0 0-0 0; Lamar Hurst 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 10-14 64.

Three-point field goals – University: Jackson 3; Wiseman-Raven 2; Price 2; Braham 2; Cavalier 1. Totals 10; Buckhannon-Upshur: Calef-Boring 3; Thropp 1; Hyre 1; Keith 1. Totals 6.

Free throw percentage – University: 7-for-10 for 70.0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 10-for-14 for 71.4.

Personal fouls – University: 14; Buckhannon-Upshur: 14.

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