JV Little Bucs edged by Robert L. Bland, 28-27


TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School junior varsity Little Bucs saw their undefeated streak come to an end in the most disappointing of ways recently in a road game against Robert L. Bland.

The Little Bucs were defeated by a single point in a 28-27 heartbreaking contest.

The Little Bucs saw their record fall to 4-1.

They raced out to a 10-4 lead after one-quarter of action with Jerin Westfall hitting a trey, Jonas Barton scoring three points, and Carter Zuliani and Eli Boggs two each.

The Little Bucs were outscored by a 6-5 margin in the second quarter but still led by a 15-10 score.

Zuliani hit a trey and Barton a basket for the Little Bucs in the second quarter.

Two free throws from Barton was the only offense they managed in the third quarter which went to Robert L. Bland by a 9-2 score.

That left the Little Bucs down by two, at 19-17.

The Little Bucs won the fourth quarter by a 10-9 margin but couldn’t overtake the Patriots in the final score.

Barton had four points and Zuliani and Jerin Westfall each hit a trey for the Little Bucs in the final quarter.

Barton had a game-high 11 points while Zuliani had eight.

Manny Robinson led Robert L. Bland with 10 points.

The Little Bucs will be back in action today hosting Robert L. Bland in a rematch at 6 p.m.

The boxscores:

Robert L. Bland                                                                         4  6  9  9 – 28

Buckhannon-Upshur                                                              10  5  2  10 – 27

Robert L. Bland 28

Manny Robinson 3 2-5 10; Caden Kelley 0 0-0 0; Logan Boyce 0 2-2 2; Ben Putnam 4 1-3 9; Aiden Anderson 2 1-7 5; Brayden Helmick 0 0-4 0; Caleb McKee 1 0-0 2. Totals 10 6-21 28.

Buckhannon-Upshur 27

Jevon Westfall 0 0-0 0; Jerin Westfall 2 0-0 6; Carter Zuliani 3 0-2 8; Jonas Barton 3 5-9 11; Eli Boggs 1 0-0 2; Landon Marple 0 0-0 0; Dom English 0 0-0 0; Colin Bailey 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 5-11 27.

Three-point field goals – Robert L. Bland: Robinson 2. Totals 2; Buckhannon-Upshur: Jerin Westfall 2; Zuliani 2. Totals 4.

Rebounds – Buckhannon-Upshur: Barton 12; Boggs 7; English 4; team 4; Marple 3; Jerin Westfall 3; Bailey 1; Jevon Westfall 1; Zuliani 1. Totals 36.

Assists – Buckhannon-Upshur: Jerin Westfall 2; Boggs 1; Marple 1; Barton 1; Zuliani 1. Totals 6.

Steals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Jerin Westfall 5; Barton 2; Jevon Westfall 1. Totals 8.

Blocked shots – Buckhannon-Upshur: English 1. Totals 1.

Free throw percentage – Robert L. Bland:  Buckhannon-Upshur: 5-for-11 for 45.5.

Personal fouls – Robert L. Bland: 11; Buckhannon-Upshur: 17.

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