JV Bucs end season with loss to Minutemen

Kaiden McDaniels (12) works his way out of the corner past a Lewis County defender during the first-half of their contest Thursday evening in Weston. McDaniels scored six points in the Bucs’ 57-39 setback.

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers dropped their regular-season finale to the Lewis County Minutemen here Thursday night.

The Bucs dropped a 57-39 contest.

The game started out well enough for the Bucs as they led after one quarter of action by a 12-10 score.

Noam Keith put in five points while Tyler Sandreth hit a 3-pointer and Jay Burnside and Sterling Thropp each scored a basket for the Bucs in the opening quarter.

The Buccaneers were doubled up in the second quarter as Lewis County won it by a 16-7 margin.

Sandreth had three points in the quarter while Thropp and Hitt each had two.

The Bucs trailed at the half by a 26-19 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur lost the third quarter by a 15-12 score.

Thropp put in four points while Landon Hitt and Kaiden McDaniels each hit a 3-pointer and Burnside knocked down two free throws during the third.

The Bucs trailed by 10 entering the final quarter, at 41-31.

The Bucs dropped the final quarter by a 16-8 score.

Oliver King and McDaniels each had three points while Thropp and Hitt added a free throw in the final quarter of the Bucs.

Thropp led the Bucs with eight points while Sandreth, Keith, McDaniels and Hitt each had six apiece.

Jacob Carder had a game-high 15 points for Lewis County while Will Hunt scored 12.

The Bucs closed out their season with a 5-14 record.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur  12  7  12  8 – 39

Lewis County            10  16  15  16 – 57

Buckhannon-Upshur 39

Tyler Sandreth 2 1-1 6, Jay Burnside 1 2-2 4, Oliver King 0 3-4 3, Noam Keith 1 3-4 6, Sterlin Thropp 3 2-2 8, Landon Hitt 2 1-2 6, Will McCauley 0 0-0 0, Mason Hyre 0 0-0 0, Trey Heatherly 0 0-0 0, Kaiden McDaniels 2 0-0 6, Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0, Wilbur Snider 0 0-0 0, Shelton Thropp 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 12-17 39.

Lewis County 57

Jaycob Smith 1 2-2 4, Benjamin Jerden 3 0-0 8, Will Hunt 3 5-6 12, Jacob Carder 6 2-3 15, Vincent Snuffer 5 1-4 11, Isaac Sickles 2 1-2 5, Adam Watson 1 0-0 2, E. Smith 0 0-0 0 Kobe Duncan 0 0-0 0, Murphy 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 11-17 57.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: McDaniels 2, Hitt 1, Sandreth 1, Keith 1. Totals 4; Lewis County: Jerden 2, Hunt 1, Carder 1. Totals 4.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 12-for-17 for 70.6; Lewis County: 11-for-17 for 64.7.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 13; Lewis County: 14.


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