Junior varsity Lady Bucs cruise past Philip Barbour, 42-22

Rachel Long (25) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs puts up a shot just outside the paint during their contest with the Philip Barbour Lady Colts Friday evening in Philippi. Long had two points in the Lady Bucs’ 42-22 win.

PHILIPPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs blanked the Philip Barbour Lady Colts in the first quarter and went on for an easy 42-22 victory Friday night.

The win improved Chad Wilfong’s squad to 4-5 on the season.

Kiara Woods was on fire in the first quarter with seven points while Kennedy Samargo, Ciara Melton and Justice Courtney each scored a basket as the Lady Bucs raced out to a 13-0 lead.

With Alayna Nesbitt scoring four points and Leah Moore, Melton and Woods two apiece, the Lady Bucs won the second quarter by a 10-6 margin.

They led at halftime by a 23-6 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur took the third quarter by a 14-6 count.

Moore scored seven of the 14 points while Samargo added four, Rachel Long two and Olivia Ellis one as the Lady Bucs took a 37-12 lead into the fourth quarter.

Philip Barbour won the last quarter by a 10-5 margin with Robin Ball and Moore each scoring two points and Courtney adding a free throw.

Moore led the Lady Bucs with 11 points while Woods had nine.

Kiana Bolyard led Philip Barbour with a game-high 12 points while Karriah Bartlett had five.

The Lady Bucs will be back in action Friday when they host Lewis County at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 13  10  14  5 – 42

Philip Barbour             0  6  6  10 – 22

Buckhannon-Upshur 42

Leah Moore 4 3-4 11, Kennedy Samargo 3 0-3 6, Olivia Ellis 0 1-2 1, Kiara Woods 4 1-1 9, Alayna Nesbitt 2 0-3 4, Ciara Melton 2 0-0 4, Rachel Long 1 0-0 2, Justice Courtney 1 1-2 3, Robin Ball 1 0-0 2. Totals 18 6-15 42.

Philip Barbour 22

C. Mosesso 0 1-2 1, E. Poling 1 0-0 2, H. McElroy 0 0-1 0, E. MacAdam 0 0-0 0. Karriah Bartlett 1 2-2 5, E. Gribble 0 0-0 0, K. Cross 0 1-2 1, S. Conniff 0 1-2 1, K Evix, 0 0-0 0. Kiana Bolyard 3 4-8 12, M. Howe 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 9-17 22.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: None; Philip Barbour: Bolyard 2, Bartlett 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 6-for-15 for 40.0; Philip Barbour: 9-for-17 for 52.9.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 21; Philip Barbour: 14.

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