Little Bucs split games with Robert L. Bland and Trinity


TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Bucs split a pair of home games recently with Robert L. Bland and Trinity.

The Little Bucs were edged by Robert L. Bland by a 26-23 score but came back to knock off Trinity by a 37-27 score.

The split left Jason Westfall’s team with a 2-4 mark.

Against Robert L. Bland, the Little Bucs took an 8-5 lead in the first quarter with Jevon Westfall putting in four points and Jonas Barton and Carter Zuliani two each.

The Little Bucs managed just one field goal in the second, a basket from Zuliani, and trailed at the half by an 18-10 margin.

The Little Bucs were doubled up in the third quarter by a 6-3 margin with Zuliani putting in a basket and Barton adding a free throw.

That left B-UMS down by a 24-13 count heading into the fourth quarter.

The Little Bucs rallied in the fourth quarter taking it by a 10-2 margin, but they couldn’t overtake the Patriots in the final score.

Scoring for the Little Bucs in the fourth quarter were Barton with four points and Jevon Westfall, Jerin Westfall and Zuliani with two each.

Zuliani led the Little Bucs with eight points and 12 rebounds.

Against Trinity, the Little Bucs fell behind by an 8-6 score after one quarter with Zuliani scoring four points and Jerin Westfall two.

The Little Bucs won the second quarter, 10-6, at led at the break by a 16-14 score.

Barton had four points in the second quarter while Jevon Westfall, Zuliani and Brody McDaniels each put in two.

B-UMS extended their lead in the third quarter winning it 6-2 with Barton putting in four points and Jevon Westfall and Jeron Westfall one each.

That put the Little Bucs up by a 22-16 score.

The Little Buc were clicking in the fourth quarter winning it by a 15-11 margin to seal with win.

Jerin Westfall had five points in the final frame while Jevon Westfall, Barton, Christian Dowell, Timmy Snyder and Braeson Gerwig each scored two.

Barton had a team-high 10 points to lead the Little Bucs.

The boxscores:

Robert L. Bland           5  13  6  2 – 26

Buckhannon-Upshur 8  2  3  10 – 23

Robert L. Bland 26

Logan Boyce 5 0-0 10; Maddox Gillespie 2 2-2 6; Manny Robinson 2 0-0 5; Ben Putman 2 1-2 5; Caden Kelley 0 0-2 0; Landyn Taylor 0 0-0 0; Ryder Aman 0 0-0 0; Caleb McKee 0 0-0 0. Totals 11 3-6 26.

Buckhannon-Upshur 23

Carter Zuliani 3 2-6 8; Jonas Barton 3 1-2 7; Jevon Westfall 3 0-0 6; Jerin Westfall 1 0-0 2; Christian Dowell 0 0-0 0; Brody McDaniels 0 0-0 0; Darren Daugherty 0 0-0 0; Timmy Snyder 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 3-8 23.

Three-point field goals – Robert L. Bland: Robinson 1. Totals 1; Buckhannon-Upshur: None.

Fouls – Robert L. Bland: 5; Buckhannon-Upshur: 9.

Free throw percentage – Robert L. Bland: 3-for-6 for 50.0 percent; Buckhannon-Upshur: 3-for-8 for 37.5.

Rebounds – Carter Zuliani 12; Jonas Barton 6; Jevon Westfall 3.

Assists – Jevon Westfall 1; Jonas Barton 1.

Steals – Jerin Westfall 4; Christian Dowell 1; Carter Zuliani 1.

Blocked shots – Jonas Barton 3; Carter Zuliani 3; Jevon Westfall 1.

Trinity                             8  6  2  11 – 27

Buckhannon-Upshur 6  10  6  15 – 37

Trinity 27

Isaac Ellsworth 4 0-0 11; Marcos Knisha 4 2-2 11; Chase Swafford 1 0-0 3; Matthew Stellato 1 0-0 2; Noah Toler 0 0-0 0; Evan Toler 0 0-0 0; David Atkins 0 0-0 0; Josh Jorge 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 1-2 27

Buckhannon-Upshur 37

Jonas Barton 5 0-0 10; Jerin Westfall 3 1-2 8; Carter Zuliani 2 2-3 6; Jevon Westfall 2 1-2 5; Christian Dowell 1 0-0 2; Brody McDaniels 0 2-2 2; Timmy Snyder 1 0-0 2; Braeson Gerwig 1 0-0 2; Dawson Tenney 0 0-0 0; Cooper Antolini 0 0-0 0. Totals 15 6-9 37

Three-point field goals – Trinity: Ellsworth 3; Knisha 2; Swafford 1. Totals 6; Buckhannon-Upshur: Jerin Westfall 1. Total 1.

Fouls – Trinity: 11; Buckhannon-Upshur: 6.

Free throw percentage – Trinity: 1-for-2 for 50.0 percent; Buckhanon-Upshur: 6-for-9 for 66.7 percent.

Rebounds – Carter Zuliani 10; Jonas Barton 6; Jerin Westfall 5; Braeason Gerwig 2;  Jevin Westfall 2.

Assists – Jevon Westfall 2; Jonas Barton 2; Braeson Gerwig 1.

Steals – Jerin Westfall 2; Jonas Barton 2; Carter Zuliani 2; Christian Dowell 2; Jevon Westfall 1.

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