JV Bucs use big third quarter to get past Lewis County

Oliver King (11) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers goes past Lewis County’s Devon Perrine (1) for two of his six points in the Bucs’ 46-43 win Wednesday evening.

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers used a massive third quarter to propel them past the Lewis County Minutemen by a 46-43 score Wednesday evening.

The Bucs trailed at the half by a 21-13 score, but simply dominated the third quarter taking it by an 18-5 margin which gave them a 31-26 lead going into the fourth quarter.

They lost the final quarter by a 17-15 count but held on for the three-point win.

The Bucs trailed by four after one-quarter of action, at 10-6, with Wilbur Snider putting in three points, Zach Calef-Boring two and Oliver King one.

B-U also dropped the second quarter by an 11-7 margin with Shawn Blandino getting three points and Ian Strader and King two each.

In the huge third quarter for the Bucs, seven different players got into the scoring act.

King, Gage Raschella and Shelton Thropp all put in a three-pointers while Blandino added a basket and a foul shot and Calef-Boring, Snider and Strader each adding a hoop.

The Bucs held on for the win with a 15-point effort in the final quarter with Calef-Boring scoring six points with a Snider scoring four, Blandino and Thropp two each and Strader one.

Calef-Boring paced the Bucs with 10 points while Snider had nine.

Ethan Smith scored a game-high 14 points for Lewis County.

The win improved the Bucs to 7-6 heading into Friday night’s game with Elkins.

Their scheduled game on Monday with Grafton was canceled.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur      6  7  18  15 – 46

Lewis County                 10  11  5  17 – 43

Buckhannon-Upshur 46

Zach Calef-Boring 3 4-7 10; Wilbur Snider 4 1-2 9; Shawn Blandino 3 2-5 8; Oliver King 2 1-2 6; Shelton Thropp 1 2-2 5; Ian Strader 1 3-4 5; Gage Raschella 1 0-2 3; Keyton Lanier 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 13-24 46.

Lewis County 43

Ethan Smith 4 4-5 14; Luke Davisson 3 0-0 8; Joey Aman 2 3-5 7; Devon Perrine 2 1-2 5; Bryant Zielinski 2 1-2 5; Zack James 1 0-0 2; Brayden Carder 1 0-0 2; David Hairfield 0 0-0 0; Pason Kelley 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 9-14 43.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Raschella 1, King 1, Thropp 1. Total 3; Lewis County: Smith 2, Davisson 2. Totals 4.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 17; Lewis County: 24.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 13-for-24 for 54.1 percent; Lewis County: 9-for-14 for 64.3 percent.

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