JV Little Buccaneers tumble to South and Bridgeport

Nathaniel Reger (32) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Little Bucs uncorks a jumper over a Bridgeport defender during their recent contest. The JV Little Bucs dropped a 50-17 decision to Bridgeport.

BRIDGEPORT – Tough times continued for the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers in a pair of junior varsity games in pre-holiday action that wound up 2018.

They dropped a 53-26 decision to visiting South Dec. 18, and fell to Bridgeport here Dec. 20 by a 50-17 margin to lower their record to 1-6.

They will play host to Washington Irving today, and visit Robert L. Bland Thursday.

Jaden Westfall paced the Little Bucs in the defeat to South with eight points. Ian Strader and Nathaniel Reger had six apiece, Bryson Johnston tallied four and Carter Zuliani added two.

Westfall canned eight markers to lead the Little Bucs against Bridgeport. Strader tallied five, Jacob Dodd canned three and Luke Yardley contributed one.

The boxscores:

South                  14  13  14  12    53

Buckhannon     6  10   6   4    26

South 53

Alex Himes 1 0-0 2, Aiden Stire 0 2-2 2, Bryce Chance 0 0-2 0, Jake Anderson 0 0-0 0, Jay Strawberry 2 1-4 5, Waylon Colistra 1 0-0 2, Luke Plevick 2 0-0 4, Hunter Dakan 0 2-4 2, Seth Wiseman 1 0-0 2, Nick Deprospero 6 1-4 13, Jerraine Sidberry 6 1-2 13, J. J. White 0 0-2 0, Nathan Duley 2 4-4 6. Totals 21 11-24 53.

Buckhannon 26

Bryson Johnston 2 0-0 4, Luke Yardley 0 0-0 0, Ian Strader 2 2-2 6, Jonas Barton 0 0-0 0, Jaden Westfall 3 2-4 8, Carter Zuliani 1 0-0 2, Nathaniel Ringer 3 0-0 6, Easton Perkins 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 4-6 26.

Three-point field goals – None.

Free throw percentage – South 11-for-24 for 45.8; Buckhannon: 4-for-6 for 66.7.

Personal fouls – South 8, Buckhannon 15.

Buckhannon     3   4   6  4    17

Bridgeport         13  12  16  9    50

Buckhannon 17

Bryson Johnston 0 0-0 0, Luke Yardley 0 1-2 1, Ian Strader 2 1-3 5, Jaden Westfall 4 0-0 8, Carter Zuliani 0 0-0 0, Jacob Dodd 1 1-1 3. Nathaniel Ringer 0 0-0 0, Easton Perkins 0 0-0 0, Colin Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 3-6 17.

Bridgeport 50

Zach Ayoob 4 3-4 13, Ashton Curry 2 0-2 5, Ben Bifano 2 0-0 4, Chase Watson 3 0-0 9, Tyler Randolph 1 4-12 6, Vaughan Evans 1 1-3 3, Phoenix Sickles 1 1-1 3, Sam Goodwin 1 1-3 3, Kaden Lhotsky 1 0-2 2, William McDougal 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 10-26 50.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon: None; Bridgeport: Watson 3, Ayoob 2, Curry 1.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon: 3-for-6 for 50.0; Bridgeport: 10-for-26 for 38.4.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon 20, Bridgeport 13.


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