Little Bucs drop 42-21 decision to Lincoln

Ian Strader (23) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs battles for a loose ball against Lincoln’s Nate Swiger (24) during the first half of their recent outing in Shinnston. The Little Bucs dropped a 42-21 decision to the Lincoln Wildcats.

SHINNSTON – A scoreless third quarter did in the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs in their 42-21 loss to the Lincoln Wildcats on Jan. 2.

The Little Bucs trailed by a 22-11 deficit at the half but failed to score a point in the third quarter as they wound up dropping a 21-point decision.

The Little Bucs lost the first quarter by a 13-5 margin with Bryson Johnston putting in four points and Nathaniel Ringer one.

Jaden Westfall put in four points and Jonas Barton two for the Little Bucs in the second quarter as it went to Lincoln by a 9-6 margin.

The scoreless third quarter left the Little Bucs down by a 34-11 score heading into the final stanza.

The Little Bucs took the last quarter by a 10-8 margin.

Jerin Westfall had two three-pointers for six points and Luke Yardley added a three-pointer and a foul shot for the Little Bucs in the fourth quarter.

Jerin Westfall led the Little Bucs with six points.

Ashton Pritt paced Lincoln with nine points.

The loss dropped the Little Bucs to 2-6

They will return to action today when they host Philippi at 7:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur  5  6  0  10 – 21

Lincoln                         13  9  12  8 – 42

Buckhannon-Upshur 21

Ian Strader 0 0-0 0; Bryson Johnston 1 2-2 4; Jaden Westfall 2 0-0 4; Luke Yardley 1 1-4 4; Nathaniel Ringer 0 1-2 1; Landon Marple 0 0-0 0; Blake Ruynon 0 0-3 0; Dom English 0 0-0 0; Jonas Barton 1 0-0 2; Jevon Westfall 0 0-0 0; Jerin Westfall 2 0-0 6; Carter Zuliani 0 0-0 0; Jacob Dodd 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 4-11 21.

Lincoln 42

Brayden Edgell 1 1-2 4; Noah Sears 1 0-0 3; Ashton Pritt 3 3-5 9; David Burdette 3 0-0 6; Nate Swiger 3 0-0 6; Dillon Shaw 1 2-4 4; Brock Del Rio 0 0-0 0; Ethan Singleton 2 0-0 4; Gerald Pareco 2 0-0 4; Wyatt Finch 0 0-0 0; Damien White 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 6-11 42.

Three-point field goals – Jerin Westfall 2; Yardley 1. Totals 3; Lincoln: Edgell 1; Sears 1. Totals 2.

Buckhannon-Upshur rebounds – Strader 8; Runyon 5; Jaden Westfall 4; Yardley 4; Dodd 2; Zuliani 2; Jevon Westfall 1; Johnston 1; English 1, team 1. Totals 29;

Buckhannon-Upshur assists – Jaden Westfall 1; Zuliani 1. Totals 2.

Buckhannon-Upshur steals – Jevon Westfall 1; Barton 1. Totals 2.

Buckhannon-Upshur blocked shots – Strader 2. Totals 2.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 4-for-11 for 36.6.; Lincoln: 6-for-11 for 54.5.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 10; Lincoln: 8

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