JV Buccaneers lose to Wheeling Park, 56-36

Trey Heatherly (5) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers puts up a shot over a pair of Wheeling Park defenders during the second half of their contest Saturday night. Heatherly scored two points in the Bucs’ 56-36 loss.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers fell behind by a 16-3 score after one quarter and never recovered in a 56-36 loss to Wheeling Park Saturday evening at the high school.

The Bucs managed just one field goal by Landon Hitt and a free throw from Sterlin Thropp in the first quarter.

The Bucs picked up the offense in the second quarter but still lost the period by an 11-10 score.

Kaiden McDaniels scored four points, Kaiden Ball two and Noam Keith two and Cody Bailey and Sterling Thropp one in the quarter.

The Bucs trailed at the break by a 17-13 score.

Wheeling Park outscored the Bucs by a 16-9 margin in the third quarter.

Sterling Thropp scored four points, Hitt fired in a 3-pointer and Ball added a basket for the Bucs in the third.

B-U trailed by a 43-22 score heading into the final quarter.

The Bucs won the last quarter by a 14-13 margin.

They got balanced scoring in the final eight minutes as Shelton Thropp and McDaniels each hit a trey and Jay Burnside, Trey Heatherly, Sterlin Thropp, and Ball each dropped in a basket.

The loss dropped the Bucs to 2-4 on the season.

They will return to action Thursday when they visit Kingwood for a battle with the Preston Knights at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Wheeling Park           16  11  16  13 – 56

Buckhannon-Upshur 3  10  9  14 – 36

Wheeling Park 56

Ron-nell Chattman 4 0-2 8, Beau Heller 2 0-0 4, Jackson-Matfield 1 0-0 2, Carson Namack 4 0-0 8, Harrison 6 1-2 13, Sincere Sinclair 2 0-0 4, Torrence Walker 1 0-0 2, Cole Greer 2 0-0 5, Jack Lewton 0 0-0 0, Rees Kelso 0 0-0 0, Olako 3 0-1 6, Christifer Vargo 2 0-0 4.

Buckhannon-Upshur 36

Landon Hitt 2 0-0 5, Noam Keith 0 2-4 2, Jay Burnside 1 0-0 2, Trey Heatherly 1 0-0 2, Oliver King 0 0-0 0, Kaiden McDaniels 2 2-2 7, Sterling Thropp 3 2-4 8, Kaiden Ball 3 0-0 6, Wilbur Snider 0 0-0 0, Shelton Thropp 1 0-0 3, Cody Bailey 0 1-2 1, Harrison Walker 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-12 36.

Three-point field goals – Wheeling Park: Greer 1. Totals 1; Buckhannon-Upshur: Hitt 1, McDaniels 1, Sh. Thropp 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Wheeling Park: 1-for-5 for 20.0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 7-for 12 for 58.3.

Personal fouls – Wheeling Park: 15; Buckhannon-Upshur: 7.

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