JV Little Bucs edge Mountaineer for 37-31 win

Eli Boggs (5) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Little Bucs hauls down a rebound during their contest with Mountaineer Middle last week. The JV Little Bucs won a 37-31 decision.

TENNERTON – Jonas Barton poured in 28 points here Dec. 12 to pace the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers to a 37-31 triumph over Mountaineer (Morgantown) in a junior varsity match-up.

The Little Bucs grabbed a 10-8 edge in the opening stanza on eight points by Barton and two by Dom English.

Buckhannon claimed the second canto by a 9-3 spread, with Barton canning five markers, and Jerin Westfall and English adding a bucket apiece.

The third quarter was even at 8-8, with Barton doing the scoring for  the Little Bucs.

Barton tallied seven points and Carter Zuliani had three in the final period, which went to Mountaineer, 12-10.

Trailing Barton in scoring were English with four markers, Zuliani with three and Jerin Westfall with two.

The Little Bucs were to have entertained Bridgeport’s Braves Thursday night. Their contest Tuesday was canceled.

The statistics:

Mountaineer           8  3  8  12    31

Buckhannon         10  9  8  10    37

Mountaineer 31

Tyler Umbright 0 0-0 0, Noah Kleeh 1 0-0 3, Dearcus Bandy 3 0-0 7, Jayden Matthews0 0-0 0, Connor Vira 0 0-0 0, Max Frey 1 0-2 2, Jack Bryer 0 0-0 0, Cole Miller 2 0-0 4, Mason Kemper 0 0-0 0, Victor Ringer 1 1-2 3, Isaiah Griffis 5 0-0 10, Logan Vawe 1 0-2 2. Totals 14 1-6 31.

Buckhannon 37

Jevon Westfall 0-1 0-0 0, Jerin Westfall 1-2 0-0 2, Carter Zuliani 1-3 1-2 3, Jonas Barton 12 4-9 28, Eli Boggs 0-0 0-0 0, Dom English 2 2-2 0-0 4, Drahden Rice 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 5-11 37.

Three-point field goals – Mountaineer: Kleeh 1, Bandy 1; Buckhannon: None.

Buckhannon rebounds – Barton 15, Boggs 7, Team 4, Zuliani 3, Jerin Westfall 1, Jevon Westfall 1.

Buckhannon assists – Jerin Westfall 4, Boggs 2, Zuliani 1.

Buckhannon steals – Jevon Westfall 4, Jerin Westfall 3, English 2, Boggs 2, Barton 2.

Buckhannon blocks – Jerin Westfall 2, Barton 1.

Field goal percentage – Mountaineer: 15-for-43 for 34.9; Buckhannon: 16-for-38 for 42.1.

Free throw percentage – Mountaineer 1-fo-6 for 16.7; Buckhannon: 5-for-11 for 45.5.

Personal fouls – Mountaineer 17, Buckhannon 11.

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