Lady Bucs take care of business against Monarchs in 63-41 win

Brooklyn Maxwell (14) of the Buckhanon-Upshur Lady Buc basketball team glides past John Marshall’s Landyn Helms (4) for a lay-up during their non-conference contest Saturday night in Moundsville. Maxwell had 14 points as the Lady Bucs won a 63-41 decision.

MOUNDSVILLE – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs finally put together that complete game that head coach Rob Kittle was looking for when they made the long trek to Moundsville for a non-conference battle with the John Marshall Monarchs Saturday evening.

The Lady Bucs won the contest in easy fashion taking the game by a 63-41 score.

“Considering we had a long trip and it was our third game of the week, we played a really good basketball game,” remarked Kittle. “ We did a great job of communicating and played solid defense. We shot the ball well and did a good job of finishing our shots. We came out ready to play for a change. It was nice to get the win and cap off a 3-0 week.”

The Lady Bucs came out strong almost doubling up the Monarchs in the first quarter.

Shelby McDaniels and McKenzie Reynolds each had five points while Kassidy Wilfong put in four points and Kiara Woods two as the Lady Bucs won the first quarter by a 15-8 margin.

The Lady Bucs dominated the second quarter taking by an 18-8 score.

Brooklyn Maxwell and McDaniels each had six points, Reynolds four and Kendal Currencet two in the quarter.

That treated the Lady Bucs to a 33-16 lead at the break.

The Lady Bucs completely owned John Marshall in the third quarter as they blitzed them by a 26-12 score.

McDaniels had 12 points, Maxwell eight, Currence four and Wilfong two.

That gave the Lady Bucs a 59-28 lead going into the last stanza.

With the game clearly in hand, the last quarter when to John Marshall by a 13-4 score.

McDaniels and Reynolds each had a basket for the Lady Bucs in the final period.

McDaniels paced the Lady Buc offense with 24 points while Maxwell added 14 and Reynolds 11.

“All three players had solid games,” noted Kittle. “McDaniels and Maxwelll shot the ball well and Reynolds really ran the floor well and got some good looks.”

The Lady Bucs improved their record to 9-5 overall.

John Marshall, who was led by Catherine Hunnell’s 16 points, dropped to 7-9 on the season.

The Lady Bucs will put their three-game winning streak on the line when they visit University in a key sectional clash today for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

The Hawks will enter the game with a 9-5 record as well after beating Morgantown last Thursday by a 59-48 score.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 15  18  26  4 – 63

John Marshall           8  8  12  13 – 41

Buckhannon-Upshur 63

Shelby McDaniels 9 4-4 24; Brooklyn Maxwell 6 0-0 14; McKenzie Reynolds 5 1-2 11; Kendal Currence 2 2-2 6; Kassidy Wilfong 3 0-0 6; Kiara Woods 1 0-0 2; Kennedy Samargo 0 0-0 0; Lexi Kelley 0 0-0 0; Justice Courtney 0 0-0 0; Leah Moore 0 0-0 0. Totals 26 7-8 63

John Marshall 41

Josie Whorton 0 0-0 0; Ally Hicks 0 0-0 0; Landyn Helms 1 1-2 3; Catherine Hunnell 7 0-0 16; Madge Lucey 4 0-1 8; Anna Blake 1 1-5 3; Justice Finchman 0 0-0 0; Lakyn Groves 1 0-0 3; Samara Walker 0 0-0 0; Abby Blake 3 0-1 6; Lilie Babiczuk 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 2-9 41.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: McDaniels 2; Maxwell 2. Totals 4; Hunnell 2; Groves 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 7-for-8 for 87.5; John Marshall: 2-for-9 for 22.2.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 11; John Marshall: 8.


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