JV Lady Lady Bucs tumble in debut to Lewis County, 37-27

Buckhannon-Upshur’s Olivia Ellis (13) and Lewis County’s Maggie Wyatt (34) battle for a loose ball during their contest Friday evening. The JV Lady Bucs fell, 37-27.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs dropped their season debut to the Lewis County Minutemaids Friday night by a 37-27 score.

The Lady Bucs fell behind early and were forced to play catch-up for most of the game.

They managed just one field goal in the first quarter, a basket by Lexi Kelley, as they trailed after eight minutes of action by a 5-2 score.

Kelley poured in seven points in the second quarter and Kiara Woods added a basket, but the Lady Bucs trailed at the break by eight, at 19-11.

The third quarter was an even affair at 9-9, with Alayna Nesbitt scoring four points, Justice Courtney three and Brooklyn Bryant two for the Lady Bucs as they trailed 28-20 heading into the final quarter.

The Lady Bucs lost the last frame by a 9-7 score with Leah Moore getting four points and Courtney three.

Kelley paced the offense with nine points while Courtney added six.

The junior varsity Lady Bucs (0-1) will return to action today when they visit Elkins for a 5:45 p.m. start.

The boxscore:

Lewis County               5  14  9  9 – 37

Buckhannon-Upshur  2  9  9  7 – 27

Lewis County 37

Haylee Lewis 0 0-0 0; Emily Talbott 4 0-0 8; Lillie Clayton 1 0-0 3; Emma Post 2 0-0 4; Jaelyn Romans 1 0-0 2; Maggie Wyatt 0 1-2 1; Adisson Heath 3 0-0 6; Elleona Stump 0 0-0 0; Brooke Butcher 4 1-2 11; Brianna Watson 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 2-4 37.

Buckhannon-Upshur 27

Leah Moore 1 2-3 4; McKinley Bonnett 0 0-0 0; Brooklyn Bryant 1 0-0 2; Lexi Kelley 4 0-0 9; Olivia Ellis 0 0-0 0; Justice Courtney 1 4-10 6; Kiara Woods 1 0-0 2; Alayna Nesbitt 2 0-0 4; Amara Guerra 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 6-12 27.

Three-point field goals – Lewis County: Butcher 2; Cayton 1. Totals 3; Buckhannon-Upshur: Kelley 1. Totals 1.

Field goal percentage – Lewis County: 2-for 4 for 50 percent; Buckhannon-Upshur: 6-for-12 for 50 percent.

Personal fouls – Lewis County: 18; Buckhannon-Upshur: 12.

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