JV Bucs improve to 8-0 with 43-26 win over Huskies

Sterlin Thropp (4) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers looks to distribute the ball into the paint during their outing with North Marion Wednesday evening in Rachel. Thropp had a game-high 15 points as the Bucs defeated North Marion by a 43-26 score.

RACHEL – Sterlin Thropp scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a 43-26 victory over the homestanding North Marion Huskies Wednesday night.

The game was close for a quarter as the Bucs took the opening canto by an 11-8 margin.

Thropp and Euan Kettle each scored four points and Zach Calef-Boring drained a three-pointer for the Bucs in the opening quarter.

With Lamar Hurst scoring four points, Calef-Boring draining another trey and Kettle putting in two points, the Bucs took the second quarter by a 9-4 margin.

That gave them a 20-12 lead at the break.

Thropp and Harrison Walker each scored three points and Josh Loudin dropped in a basket as the third quarter went to B-U by an 8-5 margin.

That left them up by 11, at 28-17, heading into the final eight minutes.

With Thropp pouring in eight points, Calef-Boring three and Walker and Kettle two each, the Bucs won the final quarter by a 15-9 score.

Following Thropp in the scoring column for the Bucs were Calef-Boring with nine and Kettle with eight.

Harry Sickles had eight points to lead the Huskies.

The Bucs remained perfect on the year improving their record to 8-0.

They were slated to play Grafton Friday evening.

They will return to action Wednesday when they play Liberty on the road for a 5:45 p.m. tip.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 11  9  8  15 – 43

North Marion              8  4  5  9 – 26

Buckhannon-Upshur 43

Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0; Zach Calef-Boring 3 0-0 9; Sterlin Thropp 7 1-2 15; Mason Hyre 0 0-0 0; Oliver King 0 0-0 0; Lamar Hurst 2 0-0 4; Harrison Walker 2 0-0 5; Noam Keith 0 0-0 0; Felipe Montero 0 0-0 0; Shelton Thropp 0 0-0 0; Josh Loudin 1 0-0 2; Wilbur Snyder 0 0-0 0; Euan Kettle 4 0-0 8. Totals 19 1-2 43.

North Marion 26

Micah Hines 3 0-0 6; Isaac Poling 1 0-0 2; Preston Williams 0 2-2 2; Connor Besedich 1 0-0 2; Cullen Kerere 1 0-0 2; Jarrett Reed 1 0-0 2; Isaiah Sigley 0 0-0 0; Malachi Funkhouser 1 0-0 2; Conner Hayes 0 1-2 1; Harley Sickles 3 0-0 7. Totals 11 3-4 26.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Calef-Boring 3; Walker 1. Totals 4; North Marion: Sickles 1. Totals 1.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 1-for 2 for 50.0; North Marion: 3-for-4 for 75.0.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 11; North Marion: 5.

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