Junior varsity Bucs stay perfect after win over Bees

Shelton Thropp (22) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers puts up a one-handed shot over an East Fairmont defender during their contest Wednesday at the high school gym. The JV Bucs stayed perfect with a 63-51 win.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers continue to remain perfect on the season after dispatching of the East Fairmont Bees by a 63-51 score Wednesday night in a contest at the high school gym.

The Bucs are now 12-0 on the season.

The Bucs doubled up East Fairmont by a 12-6 margin in the first quarter with Euan Kettle, Sterlin Thropp and Zach Calef-Boring each scoring four points apiece.

The Bucs turned up the offense in the second quarter with a 21-point outing, taking the quarter by a 21-15 margin.

Noam Keith took advantage of his one quarter of junior varsity action with 10 points while Mason Hyre added nine and Wilbur Snyder two as the Bucs owned a 33-21 lead at the half.

Hyre scored five points, Calef-Boring and Thropp four each and Kettle and Oliver King two each but the third quarter went to East Fairmont by an 18-17 margin.

Buckhannon-Upshur still led by a 50-39 margin heading into the last quarter.

The Bucs won the final frame by a 13-12 margin with Calef-Boring and Thropp scoring four points apiece, King scoring three points and Felipe Montero adding two.

Four Bucs reached double digits as Hyre led the way with 14 while Calef-Boring and Thropp each had 12 and Keith added 10.

Carter Saunders led East Fairmont with 13 points.

The Bucs were slated to visit Robert C. Byrd on Friday.

They will return to action on Wednesday when they host Morgantown at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

East Fairmont        6  15  18  12 – 51

Buck.-Upshur       12  21  17  13 – 63

East Fairmont 51

Carter Saunders 5 1-3 13; Josh Moore 3 0-0 7; Austin Vincent 1 0-0 3; Evan Parr 0 0 0-0 ; Charles Hulderman 0 3-4 3; Ryan Pauley 0 0-0 0; Garrett Haymond 4 1-2 13; Robert Copenhaver 1 0-0 2; Carter Brown 2 1-2 6; Jaxson LeMasters 0 0-0 0; Connor Tingler 1 2-3 4. Totals 17 8-14 51

Buckhannon-Upshur 63

Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0; Zach Calef-Boring 5 1-2 12; Sterlin Thropp 6 0-2 12; Mason Hyre 5 1-1 14; Oliver King 2 1-2 5; Harrison Walker 0 0-0 0; Noam Keith 5 0-0 10; Felipe Montero 1 0-0 2; Shelton Thropp 0 0-0 0; Wilbur Snyder 1 0-0 2; Euan Kettle 3 0-0 6. Totals 28 3-7 63.

Three-point field goals – East Fairmont: Haymond 4; Saunders 2; Moore 1; Brown 1; Vincent 1. Totals 9; Buckhannon-Upshur: Hyre 3; Calef-Boring 1. Totals 4.

Free throw percentage – East Fairmont: Buckhannon-Upshur: 3-for-7 for 42.9.

Personal fouls – East Fairmont: 7; Buckhannon-Upshur: 13.

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