Lady Bucs pull away from Elkins late for 54-36 win in regular-season finale

Shelby McDaniels (1) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs drives the baseline past an Elkins defender during their game last Thursday in Elkins. McDaniels scored a game-high 25 points as the Lady Bucs won, 54-36.

ELKINS – Shelby McDaniels scored a game-high 25 points to help lead the Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs to a 54-36 win over the Elkins Tigers last Thursday in Elkins.

It was a slow grind for the Lady Bucs but they were eventually able to pull away from the Tigers for the 18-point win.

The Lady Bucs built an eight-point lead at the half, but Elkins began the third quarter on an 8-3 run trimming the B-U lead down to three, at 29-26.

Gabby Parke came right back for the Lady Bucs with a three-pointer to put the lead back to six.

Elkins answered with a basket to make it a 32-28 game, but Buckhannon-Upshur ended the canto on a 9-0 run to pull away for the Tigers with a 41-28 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Bucs biggest lead of the fourth quarter was 21 points before settling on the 18-point win.

Parke added 13 points for the Lady Bucs while McKenzie Reynolds tacked on nine.

Allan Belan led the Tigers with 10 points.

Elkins fell to 1-11.

The contest was the regular-season finale for the Lady Bucs as they finished with an 8-5 mark.

They will enter the Region I, Section 2 tournament as the second seed and will host third-seed Preston Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the high school.

Top seed University will host Bridgeport in the other sectional semifinal.

The boxscore:

Buck.-Upshur      10  16  15  13 – 54

Elkins                        6  12  10  8 – 36

Buckhannon-Upshur 54

Shelby McDaniels 10 3-4 25; Gabby Parke 5 2-2 13; McKenzie Reynolds 3 2-2 9; Kennedy Samargo 2 0-1 4;



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