JV Lady Bucs drop 44-22 decision to Morgantown

Kiara Woods (20) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs looks to get off a baseline jumper during their contest with the Morgantown Mohigans Wednesday evening. Woods scored five points in the Lady Bucs’ 44-22 setback.

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs and the Morgantown Mohigans were locked in a pretty good battle for one half here Wednesday night, but a six-point second half doomed the Lady Bucs as they dropped a 44-22 decision.

This was the first game for the junior varsity Lady Bucs since Jan. 10 as their last three games were cancelled or postponed.

With Kiara Woods scoring five points, Ciara Melton dropping in a 3-pointer and Rachel Long adding a basket, the Lady Bucs trailed by just four at the end of the first quarter, down 14-10.

The Lady Bucs held Morgantown to just four points in the second quarter as they won it by a 6-4 count.

With Ciara Melton scoring four points and Rachel Long two, the Lady Bucs trailed by just two at the intermission at 18-16.

The Lady Bucs managed just two free throws by Alayna Nesbitt in the third quarter as they lost it by a 12-2 margin.

They trailed going into the final quarter by a 30-18 score.

The Lady Bucs tallied just four points in the final eight minutes of action, getting baskets from Kennedy Samargo and Nesbitt as they lost the quarter by a 14-4 margin.

Melton led the Lady Bucs with seven points while Woods tallied five.

Alaziah Pugh and Berit Johnson each had 10 points for Morgantown.

The loss drops the Lady Bucs to 3-5 on the season.

They will return to action tonight when they visit the Philip Barbour Colts for a 5:45 p.m. start.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 10  6  2  4 – 22

Morgantown               14  4  12  14 – 44

Buckhannon-Upshur 22

Kennedy Samargo 1 0-2 2, Olivia Ellis 0 0-0 0, Kiara Woods 2 1-2 5, Alayna Nesbitt 1 2-2 4, Ciara Melton 2 2-4 7, Rachel Long 2 0-0 4, Justice Courtney 0 0-1 0, Robin Ball 0 0-0 0, Leah Moore 0 0-0 0. Totals 8 5-9 22.

Morgantown 44

Hannah Young 1 0-0 2, Alayjah Jones 0 0-0 0, Kayleigh Jenkins 2 2-2 4, Avonna Brown 3 2-2 8, Olivia Austin 2 0-0 5, Kaley Worley 0 1-2 1, Alaziah Pugh 5 0-0 10, Tori McDowell 1 0-0 2, Berit Johnson 3 2-2 10. Totals 17 7-8 44

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur, Melton 1. Totals 1; Morgantown: Johnson 2, Austin 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 5-for-11 for 45.4; Morgantown: 7-for-8 for 87.5.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 12; Morgantown: 15.

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