Junior varsity Little Bucs defeat Lincoln, 31-27

Jerin Westfall (12) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Bucs drives the baseline past Lincoln defender Damian White (11) during their recent game in Shinnston. Westfall had three points as the JV Little Bucs won, 31-27.

SHINNSTON – Jonas Barton had a double-double to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Bucs to a 31-27 victory over the Lincoln Wildcats on Jan. 2.

Barton had 11 points and 20 rebounds in the four-point victory.

With Barton scoring four points and Jevon Westfall and Eli Boggs each dropping in a basket, the first quarter went to the Little Bucs by an 8-3 margin.

The second quarter belonged to Lincoln by a 12-7 margin.

Dom English had three points and Carter Zuliani and Barton two each for the Little Bucs.

The game was tied at 15-15 at the half.

The Little Bucs managed just five points in the third quarter, four from Barton and one from Jerin Westfall, as the quarter went to Lincoln, 8-5.

The Little Bucs trailed heading into the fourth quarter by a 23-20 margin.

They turned it around in the final quarter winning by an 11-4 margin taking the game by four points.

In the fourth quarter, Barton had five points, Jevon Westfall and Jerin Westfall two each and Zuliani and Boggs one each to pull off the rally for the win.

Following Barton in the scoring column for the Little Bucs were Zuliani with seven points and Jevon Westfall with four.

They will return to action today when they host Philippi at 6 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buck.-Upshur         8  7  5  11 – 31

Lincoln                    3  12  8  4 – 27

Buckhannon-Upshur 31

Jevon Westfall 2 0-0 4; Jerin Westfall 0 3-4 3; Carter Zuliani 2 3-8 7; Jonas Barton 5 1-1 11; Eli Boggs 1 1-2 3; Drahden Rice 0 0-0 0; Colin Bailey 0 0-0 0; Brady McDaniels 0 0-0 0; Dom English 1 1-2 3; Caden Lawson 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 9-17 31

Lincoln 27

Wyatt Finch 6 0-0 13; Damian White 4 1-6 10; Cade Riley 1 0-0 2; Aidan Rice 0 0-0 0; Kaden Carter 0 0-0 0; Landon Swiger 1 0-0 2. Totals 12 1-6 27.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: None; Lincoln: Finch 1; White 1. Totals 2.

Buckhannon-Upshur rebounds: Barton 20; Zuliani 9; Jerin Westfall 7; Boggs 7; English 3; Jevon Westfall 1; McDaniels 1. Totals 48.

Buckhannon-Upshur assists – Jerin Westfall 3; Barton 1; Rice 1. Totals 5.

Buckhannon-Upshur steals – Jerin Westfall 3; Jevon Westfall 2; Barton 1. Totals 8

Buckhannon-Upshur blocks – Barton 2. Totals 2.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 9-for-17 for 52.9; Lincoln: 1-for-6 for 16.7.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 7; Lincoln: 12.

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