Junior varsity Lady Bucs fall to Fairmont Senior, 44-21

Kiara Woods (20) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs pops in a jumper over top of Fairmont Senior’s Mea Bartic during the first-half of their contest Thursday evening. Woods scored two points in the JV Lady Bucs’ 44-21 loss.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs resembled a MASH unit in their game last Thursday against Fairmont Senior.

With Kennedy Samargo and Alayna Nesbitt both sidelined with injuries, Chad Wilfong’s Lady Bucs only dressed seven players for the game.

The Lady Bucs dropped a 44-21 decision to Fairmont Senior.

Kiara Woods had the only field goal of the first quarter for the Lady Bucs as they fell behind Fairmont Senior by a 15-2 score.

With Ciara Melton downing three free throws, Brooklyn Bryant and Rachel Long each making a basket and Justice Courtney putting in a free throw, the Lady Bucs won the second quarter by an 8-7 margin.

They still trailed at the half by 12, at 22-10.

The Lady Bucs were outscored by an 18-4 score in the third quarter.

Rachel Ball had three points in the quarter and Courtney had one as the Lady Bucs trailed going into the final frame by a 40-14 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur won the final quarter by a 7-4 count.

Olivia Ellis and Long each scored three points and Melton had one in the final quarter.

Long had a team-high five points while Melton had four.

The loss dropped the Lady Bucs to 3-4 on the season.

They were scheduled to play Wheeling Park on Saturday but that contest was canceled by inclement weather.

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

The boxscore:

Fairmont Senior          15  7  18  4 – 44

Buckhannon-Upshur  2  8  4  7 – 21

Fairmont Senior 44

Laynie Beresford 6 3-4 15, Keyonna Hilson 2 0-0 4, Laynie Nuzum 2 0-0 4, Emily Starn 2 1-2 5, Reagan Blasher 0 0-0 0, Mea Bortic 1 0-0 2, Rebekah Jenkins 2 0-0 4, Alli Broughton 2 0-2 4, Kiara Cosby 2 2-4 6. Totals 19 6-12 44.

Buckhannon-Upshur 21

Brooklyn Bryant 1 0-0 2, Olivia Ellis 1 1-3 3, Kiara Woods 1 0-0 2, Ciara Melton 0 4-8 4, Rachel Long 2 1-2 5, Justice Courtney 0 2-4 2, Robin Ball 1 1-2 3. Totals 6 9-14 21.

Three-point field goals – Fairmont Senior: None; Buckhannon-Upshur: None.

Free throw percentage – Fairmont Senior: 6-for-12 for 50.0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 9-for-14 for 64.3.

Personal fouls – Fairmont Senior: 19; Buckhannon-Upshur: 12.


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