Junior varsity Lady Bucs thump Liberty, 61-20

Despite a hand in her face, Alayna Nesbitt scores two of her 14 points as the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs beat Liberty, 61-20.

TENNERTON – Following a low-scoring first quarter, the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs turned the offense on in a 61-20 victory over the Liberty Mountaineers Monday night at the high school.

Both teams managed just two field goals apiece in a first quarter that was deadlocked at 4-4.

Kennedy Samargo had both of the first-quarter baskets for Buckhannon-Upshur.

The Lady Bucs got their offense going in the second quarter with a 17-point output.

Alayna Nesbitt scored seven in the frame while Samargo chipped in with six and Kiara Woods and Robin Ball each scored two apiece.

The Lady Bucs went into the half up by a 21-12 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur completely dominated the third quarter outscoring Liberty by a 22-4 margin.

Samargo lit up the scoreboard with nine points while Nesbitt added seven, Woods and Ciara Melton two each and Rachel Long and Justice Courtney one apiece.

The Lady Bucs led by a 43-16 score heading into the final quarter.

B-U closed strong as they took the final quarter by an 18-4 margin.

Courtney tallied seven points in the quarter while Long and Ball each had four apiece, Brooklyn Bryant added two free throws and Olivia Ellis added one free throw.

Samargo almost outscored Liberty by herself with 19 points while Nesbitt tallied 14.

The Lady Bucs evened their record to 3-3 on the season.

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

The boxscore:

Liberty                           4  8  4  4 – 20

Buck.-Upshur               4  17  22  18 – 61

Liberty 20

Savanna Burk 1 0-0 2, Lindzy Stuart 0 0-0 0, Shaynn Amos 1 0-0 2, Emily Wamsley 0 0-0 0, Mya Barnes 1 1-2 3, Caylee Fulton 2 0-0 5, Bailey Kerns 0 0-0 0, Mercedes Ray 2 2-6 6,  Halie Lewis 0 0-0 0, Jazelyn Duarte 0 0-0 0, Juliann Gallo 0 0-0 0, Natasha Cain 1 0-0 2, Madison Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 3-8 20.

Buckhannon-Upshur 61

Kennedy Samargo 9 1-5 19, Brooklyn Bryant 0 2-2 2, Olivia Ellis 2 0-0 4, Kiara Woods 2 0-0 4, Alayna Nesbitt 5 2-2 14, Ciara Melton 1 0-0 2, Rachel Long 2 1-2 5, Justice Courtney 1 6-9 8, Robin Ball 3 0-0 6. Totals 23 13-23 61.

Three-point field goals – Liberty: Fulton 1. Totals 1; Buckhannon-Upshur: Nesbitt 2. Totals 2.

Free throw percentage – Liberty: 3-for-8 for 37.5; Buckhannon-Upshur: 13-for-23 for 56.5.

Personal fouls – Liberty: 20; Buckhannon-Upshur: 15.


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