Junior varsity Little Buc cagers tumble to Mountaineer, 49-28

Jaden Westfall (15) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little junior varsity Buccaneers starts a drive in the lane past a Mountaineer defender during their game last week. Westfall scored nine in the JV Little Bucs’ 49-28 loss.

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs battled Mountaineer (Morgantown) even for the first three quarters of their junior varsity contest last Wednesday night, but were outpointed by a 22-2 spread in the final period and fell, 49-28.

Their record dropped to 1-4 heading into Tuesday night’s clash with visiting South. They were to go on the road to meet Bridgeport Thursday.

The Little Bucs were down by a 13-5 count after one stanza, but claimed the second period by a 9-8 edge on three points by Ian Strader and a bucket apiece by Bryce Johnston, Luke Yardley and Jaden Westfall.

With Strader banging in six markers, Johnston canning four and Westfall adding two, the Little Bucs took the third canto by a 12-6 margin to edge to within one, at 27-26, entering the final six minutes.

Westfall and Strader shared scoring honors with nine points apiece. Rounding out the offense were Johnston with six, and Yardley and Jonas Barton each with two.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon     5  9  12   2  --  28

Mountaineer   13  8   6  22  --  49

Buckhannon 28

Bryson Johnston 3 0-0 6, Luke Yardley 1 0-0 2, Ian Strader 3 3-4 9, Jonas Barton 1 0-2 2, Jaden Westfall 4 1-4 9, Carter Zuliani 0 0-0 0, Jacob Dodd 0 0-0 0, Nathaniel Ringer 0 0-0 0, Landon Marple 0 0-0 0, Colin Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 4-10 28.

Mountaineer 49

Mattox Wolls e 1-4 7, Demarous Bandy 0 1-4 1, Carso Ford 4 2-4 10, Hayden Wise 1 0-0 2, John Coleman 7 0-0 14, Nolan Mayfield 0 0-0 0, Cole McCadam 1 0-0 2, Landon Spiker 1 0-0 3, Cole Miller 1 0-0 2, Logan Vance 0 0-0 0, Levi Boyd 1 0-0 2, Coen Henderson 3 0-0 6. Totals 22 4-12 49.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon: None; Mountaineer: Spiker 1

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon: 4-for-10 for 40.0; Mountaineer: 4-for-12 for 33.3.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon 11, Mountaineer 10.

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