JV Bucs drop physical encounter with Capital, 65-60


CHARLESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Buccaneer junior varsity basketball team lost a physical contest to the Capital Cougars on the road Thursday evening dropping a 65-60 decision.

The game featured 40 fouls and 51 free throw attempts.

The Bucs led for three quarters but couldn’t hold on in the fourth quarter for the win.

Buckhannon-Upshur won the first quarter by 20-14 score with Calef-Boring scoring eight points with Wilbur Snider, Oliver King and Shawn Blandino four each.

The Bucs upped their lead at the half winning the second quarter by a 17-14 margin.

Calef-Boring poured in eight points in the second quarter with Blandino adding three, King and Snider two each and Shelton Thropp and Ian Strader each put in a foul shot for the Bucs in the second quarter.

Snider tallied seven points and King, Blandino and Strader each scored two points, but the Bucs lost the third quarter by a 14-13 score, but they still led by a 50-42 count going into the last stanza.

The Bucs lost the game in the fourth quarter getting outscored by a 23-10 score.

Calef-Boring scored four points while King had three, Blandino two and Strader one in the fourth.

Calef-Boring led the Bucs in scoring with 20 points while Snider had 13 points and King 11.

Shannon Brown paced Capital with 12 points while Quez Loveless added 10.

The loss dropped the Bucs to 5-4 on the season.

They will return to action Tuesday visiting University at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buck-Upshur         20  17  13  10 – 60

Capital                      14  14  14  23 – 65

Buckhannon-Upshur 60

Zach Calef-Boring 6 5-6 20; Wilbur Snider 6 1-1 13; Oliver King 4 3-6 11; Shawn Blandino 4 3-6 11; Ian Strader 1 2-5 4; Shelton Thropp 0 1-2 1; Gage Raschella 0 0-0 0; Keyton Lanier 0 0-0 0; Ryan Snyder 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 15-26 60

Capital 65

Shannon Brown 4 4-6 12; Quez Loveless 4 0-0 10; Trenton Tiggle 3 2-4 9; JuJu Kianey 3 0-2 8; Boog Booker 3 1-1 7; Elijah Pendlton 2 1-4 5; Keon Lyons 1 2-2 5; Ben Jenkins 1 2-4 4; Zay Davis 1 1-2 3; Jalen Symms 1 0-0 2; Tay Davis 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 13-25 65

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Calef-Boring 3. Totals 3; Capital: Kianey 2; Loveless 2; Lyons 1; Tiggle 1. Totals 6.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 21; Capital: 19.

Free throws – Buckhannon-Upshur: 15-for-26 for 57.7 percent; Capital: 13-for-25 for 52.0 percent.

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