Kelley scores 17 as Little Lady Buc cagers cruise past Robert L. Bland in 41-25 triumph

Lexi Kelley of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs goes in for an uncontested lay-up for two of her game-high 17 points in their victory last week over the Robert L. Bland Lady Patriots. The Little Lady Bucs won a 41-25 decision.

TENNERTON – Lexi Kelley poured in 17 points here last Thursday night to pace the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs to a 41-25 varsity triumph over Robert L. Bland’s Lady Patriots.

They ran their winning streak to three games and upped their record to 8-3 heading into Tuesday night’s clash with the Lady Bulldogs at Philippi. They will return home to face Lincoln Thursday night.

The Little Lady Bucs raced out to a 11-2 first-quarter lead, with Kelley firing in five points, Kenna Maxwell canning four and Ashley Catlin adding two.

With Kelley banging in four markers and Kendal Currence hitting three, the Little Lady Bucs claimed the second quarter by a 7-6 edge to lead by 10, at 18-8, at intermission.

Currence tallied five points, Catlin banged in four, Maxwell fired in a three-pointer and Kelley canned a deuce to give the third stanza to the Little Lady Bucs by a 14-8 margin. They went into the final six minutes with a 32-16 advantage.

The fourth canto was even at 9-9, with Kelley racking up six markers, Catlin adding two and Cat Neely contributing a free throw.

Following Kelley in the scoring column were Currence and Catlin with eight points apiece, Maxwell with seven and Neely with one.

The boxscore:

Robert L. Bland       2  6   8  9    25

Buckhannon             11  7  14  9    41

Robert L. Bland 25

Haylee Lewis  2 0-0 4, Courtney Hartley 0 0-0 0, Maggie Wyatt 0 0-0 0, Elleonna Stump 5 0-0 10, Adisson Heath 0 0-0 0, Bo Probst 1 0-0 2, Lillie Cayton 1 2-3 4, Channing Carson 0 0-0 0, Chloe Richards 0 0-0 0, Emma Pinkney 2 1-2 5. Totals 11 3-5 25.

Buckhannon 41

Kendal Currence 2 4-5 8, Cat Neely 0 1-2 1, Lexi Kelley 8 1-2 17, Kenna Maxwell 2 1-2 7, Ashley Catlin 4 0-2 8, Kyndal Davis 0 0-0 0, Gabby Parke 0 0-0 0, HodgeNay Henderson 0 0-0 0, Ava Hollen 0 0-0 0, Callie Lantz 0 0-0 0. Totals 16 7-13 41.

Three-point field goals – Robert L. Bland: None; Buckhannon: Maxwell 2.

Free throw percentage – Robert L. Bland: 3-for-5 for 60.0; Buckhannon: 7-for-13 for 53.8.

Personal fouls – Robert L. Bland 7, Buckhannon 5.

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