JV Bucs take record to 11-0 after 67-59 win over Elkins

Noam Keith (15) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs drives the ball past an Elkins defender to the basket during the second half of their contest Monday night. Keith had four points as the junior varsity Bucs won, 67-59.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers continued their unbeaten season with a hard-fought 67-59 victory over the Elkins Tigers Monday at the high school.

It was the 11th straight win for the JV Bucs as they improved their record to 11-0.

The Bucs raced out to a 17-9 lead after one quarter with Euan Kettle dropping in a pair of three-pointers, Harrison Walker scoring five points, and Oliver King, Sterlin Thropp and Zach Calef-Boring with two each.

The Bucs won the second quarter by an 18-12 margin and led at the half by a 35-21 score.

Thropp went off for 12 points while Noam Keith added four and Mason Hyre two each for the Bucs in the second quarter.

The Bucs edged the Tigers in the third quarter by a 16-15 margin with Thropp and Calef-Boring scoring six each with Hyre adding three and King one.

That kept the Bucs ahead by a 51-36 score heading into the fourth quarter.

The final quarter went to Elkins by a 23-16 count.

Wilbur Snyder had eight points for the Bucs while Calef-Boring had four and Sterling Thropp and Shelton Thropp two each.

The Bucs were led by Sterlin Thropp’s 22 points while Calef-Boring added 12.

Elkins was led by Cory Harper who scored 17 for the Tigers.

The Bucs were slated to play East Fairmont Wednesday.

They will return to action Friday visiting Robert C. Byrd for a 5:45 p.m. outing.

The boxscore:

Elkins                      9  12  15  23 – 59

Buck.-Upshur        17  18  16  16 – 67

Elkins 59

Jacob Bender 2 0-0 4; Payton Glasscock 3 1-3 7; Max Jackson 2 2-2 6; Andy Shiflett 0 0-0 0; Landen Weese 0 0-2 0; Malachi Watson 4 3-7 11; Jayden Shreve 3 2-2 8; David Gongola 0 0-0 0; Cory Harper 5 6-10 17; Dalton Howell 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 17-30 59.

Buckhannon-Upshur 67

Cody Bailey 0 0-0 0; Zach Calef-Boring 4 4-4 12; Sterlin Thropp 10 2-3 22; Mason Hyre 2 1-1 5; Oliver King 1 1-2 3; Harrison Walker 2 0-0 5; Noam Keith 1 2-2 4; Felipe Montero 0 0-0 0; Shelton Thropp 1 0-0 2; Wilbur Snyder 3 2-2 8; Euan Kettle 2 0-2 6. Totals 26 12-16 67

Three-point field goals – Elkins: Miller 1; Harper 1. Totals 2; Buckhannon-Upshur: Kettle 2; Walker 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Elkins: 17-for-30 for 56.7; Buckhannon-Upshur: 12-for-16 for 75.0.

Personal fouls – Elkins: 12; Buckhannon-Upshur: 25.

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