Little Buc cagers cruise past Mountaineer, 36-26

Jacob Dodd (3) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers goes past a Mountaineer (Clarksburg) defender for a lay-up during their contest Tuesday at the middle school. Dodd had four points as the Little Bucs won a 36-26 decision.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs returned to the court following a two-week lay-off because of illness and weather with a 36-26 win over Mountaineer (Clarksburg) Tuesday evening.

The Little Bucs raced out to a nine-point lead in the first quarter and never looked back in the victory.

Five different Little Bucs got into the scoring act in the first quarter with Bryson Johnston scoring four points and Ian Strader, Jaden Westfall, Luke Yardley and Jacob Dodd two each as the Little Bucs won the quarter by a 12-3 margin.

The Little Bucs almost doubled up Mountaineer in the second quarter winning it by a 9-5 margin.

Nathaniel Ringer had four points while Dom English and Strader each had two and Westfall one for the Little Bucs in the second quarter.

They led by a 21-8 score at the break.

They lost the third quarter by a 10-6 margin with Johnston scoring four points and Dodd two but still led Mountaineer by a 27-18 score.

The fourth quarter went to the Little Bucs by a 9-8 margin with Landon Marple scoring five points and Ryan Kelley and Johnston two each.

Johnston led the Little Bucs with 10 points while Marple had five.

Jenson Dodd paced Mountaineer with 11 points.

The win improved the Little Bucs to 7-9 overall.

They will visit Webster this Wednesday and wrap up their regular season Thursday at Mountaineer (Morgantown).

The boxscore:

Mountaineer               3  5  10  8 – 26

Buckhannon-Upshur 12  9  6  9 – 36

Mountaineer 26

Jenson Dodd 4 1-2 11; Brock Benedum 1 0-0 2; Trenton Tucker 3 0-0 6; Mason McGill 2 0-1 4; Nick Todd 0 2-2 2; James Marple 0 0-0 0; Cooper Flyod 0 0-0 0; Brayden Harman 0 1-4 1; Timmy Allman 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 4-9 26.

Buckhannon-Upshur 36

Ian Strader 1 2-4 4; Bryson Johnston 4 2-2 10; Jaden Westfall 1 1-3 3; Luke Yardley 1 0-2 2; Elijah Mahaffey 0 0-0 0; Nathaniel Ringer 2 0-2 4; Blake Runyon 0 0-0 0; Jacob Dodd 2 0-2 4; Dom English 1 0-0 2; Malaki Williams 0 0-2 0; Ryan Kelley 1 0-2 2; Caden Lawson 0 0-0 0; Jonas Barton 0 0-0 0; Landon Marple 2 0-0 5. Totals 15 5-19 36.

Three-point field goals – Mountaineer: Dodd 2. Totals 2; Buckhannon-Upshur: Marple 1. Totals 1.

Buckhannon-Upshur rebounds – Strader 8; Kelley 6; Westfall 5; Yardley 5; Williams 4; Johnston 3; team 2; Ringer 2; Barton 2; Mahaffey 1; Runyon 1. Totals  39.

Buckhannon-Upshur assists – Williams 1; Westfall 1. Totals 2.

Buckhannon-Upshur steals – Strader 4; Westfall 3; Mahaffey 2; Marple 1; Yardley 1; Runyon 12.

Buckhannon-Upshur blocked shots – Barton 1; Strader 1; Williams 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Mountaineer: 4-for-9 for 44.4; Buckhannon-Upshur: 5-for-19 for 26.3.

Personal fouls – Mountaineer: 16; Buckhannon-Upshur: 11.

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