Junior varsity Bucs tumble to Parkersburg South, 69-32

Shawn Blandino (20) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs goes inside for a lay-up against University during their contest Saturday afternoon. Blandino had eight points but the Bucs dropped a 69-32 decision.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers saw their two-game winning streak come to an end in a tough 69-32 setback to the Parkersburg South Patriots Saturday evening.

The Bucs fell behind by a 16-7 score in the first quarter and were never able to recover.

Zach Calef-Boring had six of the seven points while Shelton Thropp put in a free throw for the Bucs in that opening quarter.

Shawn Blandino and Wilbur Snider scored three points apiece and Calef-Boring and Oliver King each dropped in two for the Bucs in the second quarter, which went to Parkersburg South by a 14-10 margin.

The Bucs trailed at the break by a 30-17 score.

Parkersburg South outscored Buckhannon-Upshur by a 23-10 margin in the third quarter.

Thropp tallied five points, Blandino three and Calef-Boring two for B-U in the third quarter as they trailed 53-27 heading into the final stanza.

The Bucs managed just five points in the final quarter, dropping it by a 16-5 margin.

Gage Raschella dropped in a three-pointer and Blandino added a basket for the Bucs in the fourth quarter.

Parkersburg South was led by Riley Street who scored a game-high 15 points and Brady McMullen and Jackson Smith who each put in 10.

Calef-Boring paced the Bucs with 10 points while 

Blandino added eight and Thropp six.

The loss dropped the Bucs to 2-2 on the season.

They were slated to visit Morgantown last night and will return to the court today hosting Liberty at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Parkersburg South 16  14  23  16 – 69

Buckhannon-Upshur 7  10  10  5 – 32

Parkersburg South 69

Riley Street 6 0-0 15; Brady McMullen 3 2-3 10; Jackson Smith 4 0-0 10; Tyson Graham 3 0-0 6; Andrew Peirotti 3 0-0 6; Austin Reeves 2 0-0 4; Alec Marshall 2 0-0 4; Seth Meadows 1 2-2 4; Devin Hershberger 2 0-0 4; Micah Jones 1 0-0 2; Aiden Blake 1 0-0 2; Nathan Plotner 1 0-2 2; Jacob Barker 0 0-0 0; Brayden Townsend 0 0-0 0; Connor Branham 0 0-0 0. Totals 29 4-7 69.

Buckhannon-Upshur 32

Zach Calef-Boring 3 4-4 10; Shawn Blandino 3 2-6 8; Shelton Thropp 2 1-2 6; Wilbur Snider 1 1-2 3; Gage Raschella 1 0-0 3; Oliver King 0 2-2 2; Keyton Lanier 0 0-0 0; Ryan Snyder 0 0-0 0; Bryson Bastida 0 0-0 0; Josh Nesbitt 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 10-16 32.

Three-point field goals – Parkersburg South: Street 3; Smith 2; McMullen 2. Totals 7; Buckhannon-Upshur: Raschella 1; Thropp 1. Totals 2.

Fouls – Parkersburg South: 11; Buckhannon-Upshur: 5.

Free throw percentage – Parkersburg South: 4-for-7 for 57.1 percent; Buckhannon-Upshur: 10-for-16 for 62.5. percent.

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