Little Buc cagers fall to South, beat Bridgeport

Zach Calef-Boring goes inside for a lay-up attempt for the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs in their recent contest with Bridgeport. Calef-Boring scored a game-high 15 points as the Little Bucs beat Bridgeport, 44-37.

BRIDGEPORT – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Buccaneers broke even in a pair of pre-Christmas varsity games, falling to visiting South by a 61-31 spread Dec. 18, but bouncing back to post a 44-37 triumph over Bridgeport here Dec. 20.

The split left the Little Bucs with a 5-3 record going into the Preston County Holiday Tournament Thursday. They will resume their regular schedule today, entertaining Washington Irving, and then travel to Weston Thursday to battle Robert L. Bland.

Mark Hurst led the scoring in the loss to South with 12 points, including a pair of three-point buckets.

Rounding out the offense were Keyton Lanier with six markers, Shawn Blandino with five, Zach Calef-Boring with four, Josh Nesbitt with three and Ian Donnen with one.

Three players scored in double figures in the win over Bridgeport. Calef-Boring led the way with 15 points, with Blandino and Hurst following with 13 and 10, respectively. Nesbitt chipped in with four and Zade Woody added two.

The boxscores:

South                16  7  17  21    61

Buckhannon  10  8   5   8    31

South 61

Dakoma Neal 2 0-1 5, Brody Davis 2 0-0 6, Sabastian Dalton 3 0-0 6, Keian Mollot 1 3-4 5, Matt Lindsay 1 0-0 2, Caleb Cottle 2 0-0 4, Cam Danser 5 4-4 14, Gorrison Kisner 5 1-1 11, Kwasi Yobi-Loerr 1 0-0 2, Kyle Eggler 2 2-2 6. Totals 24 10-12 61.

Buckhannon 31

Zach Calef-Boring 2 0-0 4, Ian Donnen 0 1-2 1, Mark Hurst 5 0-0 12, Zade Woody 0 0-0 0, Shawn Blandino 2 1-1 5, Josh Nesbitt 1 1-2 3, Gage Rachella 0 0-0 0, Keyton Lanier 2 0-0 6, Wade Nesbitt 0 0-0 0, Ely Cain 0 0-0 0. 12 3-5 31.

Three-point field goals – South: Davis 2, Neal 1; Buckhannon: Hurst 2, Lanier 2.

Free throw percentage – South: 10-for-12 for 83.3; Buckhannon: 3-for-5 for 60.0.

Personal fouls – South 13, Buckhannon 12.

Buckhannon    9  11   8  16    44

Bridgeport        2   5  18  12    37

Buckhannon 44

Zach Calef-Boring 4 6-8 15, Ian Donnen 0 0-4 0, Mark Hurst 4 1-4 10, Zade Woody 1 0-0 2, Shawn Blandino 3 7-13 13, Josh Nesbitt 2 0-0 4. Totals 14 14-29 44.

Bridgeport 37

Brennan Cropp 0 0-0 0, Connor Sandreth 0 0-0 0, Anthony Spadefore 0 0-0 0, Brett Booth 0 0-0 0, Sam Coburn 2 1-2 5, Phil Read 1 2-2 4, Nathan Lhotsky 0 0-2 0, Tucker Hewitt 4 1-2 12, Drew Bailey 3 4-7 10,                                                                                                                                              Camden Herr 2 2-7 6. Totals 12 10-22 37.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon: Calef-Boring 1, Hurst 1. Totals 2; Bridgeport: Hewitt 3. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon: 14-for-29 for 48.3; Bridgeport: 10-for-22 for 45.5.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon 2, Bridgeport 21.


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