JV Little Bucs cruise past Taylor County, 50-19

Carter Zuliani (15) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Bucs goes up for a lay-up attempt against Taylor County during their contest last week. Zuliani had 19 points as the JV Little Bucs won, 50-19.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers opened the junior varsity season Dec. 9 with a flourish, thrashing Taylor County’s Knights by a 50-19 count.

The Little Bucs romped out to a 11-4 first-quarter lead, with Jerin Westfall blasting in a pair of three-pointers, Carter Zuliani canning four points and Jonas Barton adding two.

With Zuliani ripping the nets for 12 points, including two three-point bombs, the Little Bucs outscored the Knights by an 18-6 spread to extend their lead to 19, at 29-10, at the half.

They coasted the second half, claiming the third quarter by an 11-4 count and the fourth canto, 10-5.

Zuliani led the Little Bucs with 19 points and nine rebounds, with Jerin Westfall following with 16 markers. Barton and Eli Boggs tallied five apiece, Matthew McQuain lofted in a trey and Brody McDaniels added a deuce.

The Little Bucs will be at home with Bridgeport Thursday. They were to have entertained Philippi Tuesday.

The statistics:

Taylor County         4   6   4   5    19

Buckhannon       11  18  11  10    50

Taylor County 19

Cody Cook 1 0-o 2, Cam Foley 0 0-0 0, Adrian Joyce 2 0-0 4, Gavin Hess 1 0-0 2, Kaden Keener 2 0-0 4, Mason Markley 1 0-0 2, Ethan Dotson 0 0-0 0, McCray Blackwell 0 0-0 0, Ethan Weaver 0 0-0 0, Nathaniel Bailey 1 0-1 3, Greyson Ronizon 0 0-0 0, Troy Weber 1 0-0 2, Austin Mayle 0 0-0 0. Totals 9-31 0-1 19 .

Buckhannon 50

Jevon Westfall 0-0 0-0 0, Jerin Westfall 6-9 1-1 16, Carter Zuliani 8-16 1-2 19, Jonas Barton 2-10 1-3 5, Eli Boggs 2-10 1-2 5, Caden Lawson 0-0 0-0 0, Brody McDaniels 1-1 0-0 2, Drayhden Rice 0 0-0 0, Dom English 0-1 0-0 0, Cooper Antolini 0-0 0-0 0, Dawson Tenney 0-1 0-0 0, Ethan Garvin 0-0 0-0 0, Matt McQuain 1-1 0-0 3, Colin Bailey 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-49 4-8 50.

Three-point field goals – Taylor County: Bailey 1; Buckhannon: Jerin Westfall 3, Zuliani 2, McQuain 1.

Buckhannon rebounds – Zuliani 9, Barton 7, Boggs 4, Jerin Westfall 3, Jevon Westfall 2, English 2, Team 2, McDaniels 1, McQuain 1, Rice 1.

Buckhannon assists – Boggs 1, Jerin Westfall 1, Jevon Westfall 1, Barton 1, Rice 1.

Steals – Jerin Westfall 5, Boggs 4, Jevon Westfall 3, Zuliani

Buckhannon blocks – Barton 2, English 2.

Field goal percentage – Taylor County: 9-for-31 for 29.0; Buckhannon: 20-for-49 for 40.8.

Free throw percentage – Taylor County: 0-for–one for 00.0; Buckhannon: 4-for-8 for 50.0.

Turnovers – Taylor County 27, Buckhannon 19.

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