Junior varsity Bucs down North Marion, 48-40


TENNERTON – Despite a dreadful first quarter where the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers didn’t score, they still pulled out a 48-40 win over the visiting North Marion Huskies Tuesday evening.

The Bucs could buy a basket in the first quarter and fell behind the Huskies by a 6-0 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur finally got the offense rolling in the second quarter as Landon Hitt put in five points, Noam Keith four, Kaiden McDaniels three and Oliver King two as the Bucs won the quarter by a 14-11 score.

They still trailed at the half though by three, at 17-14.

B-U unleashed three 3-pointers in the third quarter and took the frame by a 20-12 score.

Hitt nailed two 3-pointers for six points, Jay Burnside tallied five, Sterling Thropp added four, Harrison Walker made the other trey and Keith flipped in a basket for the Bucs.

They took a 34-29 lead into the fourth quarter.

They won the last quarter by a 14-11 score. With Thropp putting in six points while Keith and Walker each put in four apiece.

Three junior varsity Bucs reached doubled digits.

Hitt led the way with 11 while Keith and Thropp each scored 10.

The Bucs, now 2-3 overall, will return to action Saturday hosting Wheeling Park at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

North Marion           6  11  12  11 – 40

Buck.-Upshur        0  14  20  14 – 48

North Marion 40

Broc Tennant 0 0-0 0, Jakob Hunt 0 0-0 0, Ethan Darden 4 1-5 9, Levi Bainbridge 1 0-0 2, Jarrett Reed 1 0-1 2, Michael Harris 2 0-0 6, Nikholas Tobin 5 0-0 11, Bryce Rhoades 1 0-2 2, Caeleb Morris 4 0-2 8. Totals 19 1-10 40.

Buckhannon-Upshur 48

Landon Hitt 4 0-2 11, Noam Keith 4 2-8 10, Jay Burnside 2 1-2 5, Trey Heatherly 0 0-0 0, Oliver King 1 0-0 2, Kadien McDaniels 1 1-2 3, Sterlin Thropp 5 0-0 10, Kaiden Ball 0 0-0 0, Wilbur Snider 0 0-0 0, Shelton Thropp 0 0-0 0, Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0, Harrison Walker 2 2-2 7. Totals 19 6-16.

Three-point field goals – North Marion: Harris 2, Tobin 1. Totals 3; Buckhannon-Upshur: 3, Walker 1. Totals 4.

Free throw percentage – North Marion: 1-for-10 for 10.0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 6-for-16 for 37.5.

Personal fouls – North Marion: 17; Buckhannon-Upshur: 15.


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