JV Lady Bucs cruise past Robert C. Byrd in 43-15 win

Olivia Ellis (13) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs drives past Robert C. Byrd’s Sarah Morris (33) during their game Thursday night at the high school. Ellis scored a game-high 11 points as the Lady Bucs downed Robert C. Byrd, 43-15.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs made quick work of the visiting Robert C. Byrd Eagles Thursday evening in a 43-15 victory.

The Lady Bucs raced out to a 15-1 lead and never looked back to their 28-point win.

In that first quarter, Lexi Kelley had the hot hand with 10 points while Kiara Woods had three points and Justice Courtney two for the Lady Bucs.

The Lady Bucs won the second quarter by an 8-2 margin with Olivia Ellis scoring four points and Courtney and Alayna Nesbitt two each.

The gave them a 23-3 lead at the half.

With Leah Moore dropping in a pair of three-pointers, McKinley Bonnett, Claire Coffman and Robin Ball scoring two points each and Courtney adding one point, the Lady Bucs won the third quarter by a 13-9 margin.

That treated the Lady Bucs to a 36-12 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter Ellis had all seven of the Lady Bucs’ points as they won the stanza by a 7-3 margin

Ellis led the Lady Bucs with 11 points while Kelley had 10 in one quarter of action.

Sarah Morris led Robert C. Byrd with six points.

The Lady Bucs improved to 6-6 on the season.

Buckhannon-Upshur will return to action today when they visit John Marshall for a 5 p.m. start.

The boxscore:

Robert C. Byrd               1  2  9  3 – 15

Buckhannon-Upshur 15  8  13  7 – 43

Robert C. Byrd 15

Gianna Lopez 0 0-0 0; Angelica Roberts 0 0-0 0; Courtney Gordon 0 0-0 0; Olivia Lowther 0 0-0 0; Anna Gallo 0 0-0 0; McKenzie Lamm 1 0-0 2; Avery Childers 1 0-0 2; Rhi Haller 0 0-1 1; Birkely Richards 2 0-0 5; Sarah Morris 2 1-4 6; Kiersten King 0 0-0 0; Kayley Davis 0 0-0 0; Nikita Abloo 0 0-0 0. Totals 6 1-5 15.

Buckhannon-Upshur 43

Leah Moore 2 0-0 6; McKinley Bonnett 1 0-0 2; Brooklyn Bryan 0 0-0 0; Lexi Kelley 3 3-4 10; Olivia Ellis 5 0-0 11; Justice Courtney 2 1-2 5; Kiara Woods 1 1-2 3; Amaia Ramirez 0 0-0 0; Claire Coffman 1 0-2 2; Robin Ball 1 0-0 2; Alayna Nesbitt 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 5-10 43.

Three-point field goals – Robert C. Byrd: Richards 1; Morris 1. Totals 2; Buckhannon-Upshur: Moore 2; Kelley 1; Ellis 1. Totals 4.

Free throw percentage – Robert C. Byrd: 1-for-5 for 20.0; Buckhannon-Upshur: 5-for-10 for 50.0.

Personal fouls – Robert C. Byrd: 9; Buckhannon-Upshur: 10.

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