Junior varsity Buccaneers suffer first lost of year; tumble to Morgantown’s Mohigans by a 60-48 score

Euan Kettle (34) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers looks to work the ball inside while being guarded by Morgantown’s Garrison Kisner (23) during the first half of their contest Wednesday evening. Kettle had 11 points, but the junior varsity Bucs dropped their first game of the season, 60-48.

TENNERTON – It was bound to happen eventually and it did Wednesday night for the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers.

After reeling off 13 straight wins to start the season the Bucs finally lost a game, dropping a 60-48 decision to the Mohigans.

To make matters worse, the Bucs owned a 42-40 lead going into the final quarter but only put in six points in the final quarter as they were outscored by a 20-6 margin.

The loss left the Bucs with a 13-1 record.

The Bucs jumped into a comfortable 17-9 lead after one quarter with Mason Hyre hitting a pair of threes and a foul shot for seven points, Euan Kettle putting in five points, Oliver King three and Harrison Walker two.

Noam Keith had six points, Hyre four and Sterlin Thropp two for the Bucs in the second quarter which went to Morgantown by a 16-12 score.

The Bucs still led at the break by four, at 29-26.

Morgantown won the third quarter by a 15-13 margin but the Bucs still led by that 42-40 score heading into the final stanza.

Josh Loudin scored 10 points in his only quarter of junior varsity action while Zach Calef-Boring added a basket and Thropp a free throw for the Bucs in the third quarter.

Kettle had all six of the Buccaneer points in the fourth quarter.

Hyre and Kettle each had 11 points while Loudin chipped in with his 10.

Garrison Kisner led Morgantown with 20.

The Buccaneers were slated to play Philip Barbour on Friday.

They will be back in action Wednesday when they visit Bridgeport for a 5:45 p.m. start.

The boxscore:

Morgantown                9  16  15  20 – 60

Buckhannon-Upshur 17  12  13  6 – 48

Morgantown 60

Rocco Morgano 3 0-2 6; Jalen Goins 6 0-0 15; Sabastian Dalton 2 0-0 6; Dominic Gabriele 3 2-2 9; Garrison Kisner 8 2-2 20; Sam Sizick 0 0-0; Brody Davis 0 0-0 0; Zaid Hanif 1 0-0 2; Cameron Danser 1 0-0 2. Totals 24 4-6 60.

Buckhannon-Upshur 48

Zach Calef-Boring 1 0-0 2; Sterlin Thropp 0 3-4 3; Mason Hyre 4 1-2 11; Oliver King 1 0-0 3; Harrison Walker 1 0-0 2; Noam Keith 3 0-0 6; Euan Kettle 5 1-1 11; Josh Loudin 4 2-2 10. Totals 19 7-9 48.

Three-point field goals – Morgantown: Goins 3; Dalton 2; Kisner 2; Gabriele 1. Totals 8; Buckhannon-Upshur: Hyre 2; King 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Morgantown: 4-for-6 for 66.7; Buckhannon-Upshur: 7-for-9 for 77.8.

Personal fouls – Morgantown: 8; Buckhannon-Upshur: 8.

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