JV Lady Bucs lead from start in 36-23 win over Grafton

Robin Ball (40) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs scoops up a loose ball and puts a shot up during their contest Thursday evening against Grafton. Ball had two points in their 36-23 victory.

GRAFTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs raced out to an 8-4 lead and never looked back en route to a 36-23 victory over Grafton Thursday night.

With Lexi Kelley putting in six points and Kiara Woods two points, the Lady Bucs took a four-point lead after the first quarter.

Olivia Ellis put in seven points and Leah Moore, Brooklyn Bryant and Robin Ball two each in the second quarter which went to Buckhannon-Upshur by a 13-10 margin.

That left the Lady Bucs up by a 21-14 score at the half.

Moore put in four points, McKinley Bonnett, Ellis, Justice Courtney two each and Claire Coffman one as the Lady Bucs owned the third quarter by an 11-5 margin.

That treated them to a 36-23 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The final quarter was all even at 4-4 with Moore scoring three points and Courtney one as the Lady Bucs won by 13.

Moore and Ellis each had nine points to pace the Lady Bucs while Kelley had six.

Leah Jackson led Grafton with five points.

The win upped the Lady Bucs to 3-4 on the season.

They will return to action Monday when they host Morgantown at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 8  13  11  4 – 36

Grafton                           4  10  5  4 – 23

Buckhannon-Upshur 36

Leah Moore 4 1-4 9; McKinley Bonnett 1 0-0 2; Brooklyn Bryant 1 0-1 2; Lexi Kelley 2 2-5 6; Olivia Ellis 4 0-3 9; Justice Courtney 0 3-6 3; Kiara Woods 1 0-0 2; Amaia Ramirez 0 0-0 0; Ellie Greenough 0 0-0 0; Claire Coffman 0 1-2 1; Robin Ball 1 0-0 2; Alayna Nesbitt 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 7-21 36.

Grafton 23

Katie Scherzinger 1 2-2 4; Sydney Friend 1 1-3 3; Izzy Swiger 1 0-0 2; Amber Smith 1 2-2 4; Eva Jones 0 3-4 3; Leah Jackson 2 0-0 5; Kylie Newlon 0 0-0 0; Taylor Mindard 0 0-0; Jordan Niggemyer 1 0-0 2. Totals 7 8-11 23.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Ellis 1. Totals 1; Grafton: Jackson 1. Totals 1

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 7-for-21 for 33.3; Grafton: 8-for-11 for 72.7.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 15; Grafton: 15.

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