JV Bucs stay hot with 69-62 win over Lincoln

Harrison Walker (13) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers drives the baseline during their contest with Lincoln Wednesday evening. Walker had nine points as the JV Bucs beat Lincoln, 69-62.

BUCKHANNON – Noam Keith scored 21 points to lead the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers to a hard-fought 69-62 decision against the Lincoln Cougars Wednesday evening at West Virginia Wesleyan College.

The win improved the junior varsity Bucs to 2-0 on the young season.

The Bucs trailed after one-quarter of action falling behind by a 10-9 score.

Sterlin Thropp scored four points, Euan Kettle nailed a three-pointer and Keith scored two for the Bucs in the opening quarter.

With Zach Calef-Boring scoring six points, Kettle four, Harrison Walker three and Keith two, the Bucs won the second quarter by a 15-11 margin and took a 24-21 lead into the half.

The tempo of the game picked up in the third quarter with Lincoln winning the stanza by a 23-21 score.

Keith dropped in nine points while Thropp tallied five, Loudin scored four, and Calef-Boring putting in a trey for the Bucs in the third quarter.

They still led heading into the fourth quarter by a 45-39 score.

The Bucs held on for the win outscoring Lincoln by a 25-23 margin in the final stanza.

Keith scored eight points while Calef-Boring had seven, Walker six and Thropp four for the B-U scoring in the final eight minutes.

Following Keith in the scoring column for the Bucs were Calef-Boring with 16 points and Thropp with 13.

Westin Heldreth of Lincoln led all scorers with 27 points.

The Bucs will be back in action today as they host Preston at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Lincoln                         10  11  18  23 – 62

Buckhannon-Upshur 9  15  21  25 – 69

Lincoln 62

Westin Heldreth 8 7-7 27; Logan Hostuttler 0 0-0 0; Jayce Brooks 2 3-6 7; Lance Hostuttler 1 0-1 2; Manning Clark 0 0-0 0; Nick Kellar 1 1-5 3; Kodi Shingleton 6 0-0 12; Levi Moore 5 1-2 11. Totals 22 12-21 62.

Buckhannon-Upshur 69

Zach Calef-Boring 7 1-2 16; Sterlin Thropp 4 4-4 13; Mason Hyre 0 0-0 0; Oliver King 0 0-0 0; Harrison Walker 3 3-4 9; Noam Keith 8 3-3 21; Wilbur Snyder 0 0-0 0; Josh Loudin 1 2-2 4; Euan Kittle 3 0-2 7. Totals 26 13-17 69.

Three-point field goals – Lincoln: Heldreth 4. Totals 4; Buckhannon-Upshur: Keith 2; Calef-Boring 1; Thropp 1; Kettle 1. Totals 5.

Free-throw percentage – Lincoln: 12-for-21 for 57.1; Buckhannon-Upshur: 13-for-17 for 76.5.

Personal fouls – Lincoln: 13; Buckhannon-Upshur: 19.

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