Little Lady Buc cagers win own Kick-off Tournament

Kick-Off Tournament Champs — The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Buc basketball team won their own Kick-Off Tournament this past weekend, beating Robert L. Bland and Washington Irving. Team members are, first row, left to right: Callie Lantz, Ava Hollen, Ashley Catlin, HodgeNay Henderson and Lexi Kelley. Back row: Assistant coach Joe Maxwell, Gabby Parke, Kyndal Davis, Cat Neely, Kendal Currence, Kenna Maxwell, head coach Tiffany Board, assistant coach Gini Croaff.

TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs got the varsity basketball season under way last week by winning their Kick-off Tournament.

They romped to a 35-26 victory over Robert L. Bland’s Lady Patriots last Thursday, and wrapped it up with a 22-13 decision over the Washington Irving Lay Hilltoppers in the title clash Friday.

Lexi Kelley led the way in the opener with 13 points, with Kenna Maxwell following with 11, including a trio of 3-pointers.

Buckhannon took a 6-4 first-quarter lead on a bucket apiece by Kelley, McKinley and Kendal Currence.

With Kelley banging in two goals, Maxwelll rocketing in a trey, and Currence canning a deuce, the Little Lady Bucs claimed the second period by a 9-4 margin to own a 15-8 halftime spread.

Kelly bombed in a three and a two, Gabby Parke and Maxwell blasted home a 3-pointer apiece and Ashley Catlin hit for two in the third stanza, which went to the Lady Patriots by a 14-13 edge.

The champs closed out with a 7-4 fourth quarter, with Maxwell tallying five markers and Kelley adding two.

The Little Lady Bucs stormed into a 12-2 first-period lead over Washington Irving, with Parke firing in two buckets, Currence, Maxwell and Kelley tossing in one each, and Catlin adding a pair of charity throws

They could muster just seven points in the third canto and three in the fourth.

Kelley led the scoring with eight markers.

The Little Lady Bucs will entertain Philippi’s Lady Bulldogs Thursday. They were to have gone to Elkins Tuesday to battle the Lady Green Hornets.

The boxscores:

Robert L. Bland    4  4  14  4    26

Buckhannon           6  9  13  7    35

Robert L. Bland 26

Haylee Lewis 0 0-0 0, Lillie Cayton 0 0-0 0, Maggie Wyatt 0 0-0 0, Elleonna Stump 2 0-0 4, Addison Heath 0 0-0 0, Bo Probst 0 0-2 0, Courtney Hartley 4 0-0 8, Channing Carson 0 0-0 0, Chloe Richard 0 0-0 0, Emma Pinkney 7 0-0 14. Totals 13 0-2 26.

Buckhannon 35

Kyndal Davis 0 0-0 0, Gabby Parke 1 0-0 3, Kenna Maxwell 4 0-0 11, McKinley Bonnett 1 0-0 2, Lexi Kelley 6 0-4 13, Kendal Currence 2 0-0 4, Ashley Catlin 1 0-0 2, Ava Hollen 0 0-0 0, HodgeNay Henderson 0 0-0 0, Callie Lantz 0 0-0 0, Cat Neely 0 0-2 0. Totals 15 0-4 35.

Three-point field goals – Robert L. Bland: None; Buckhannon: Maxwell 3, Parke 1, Kelley 1.

Free throw percentage – Robert L. Bland: 0-for-2 for 00.0; Buckhannon: 0-for-4 for 00.0.

Personal fouls – Robert L. Bland 6, Buckhannon 9.

Washington Irving     2  5  2  4  — 13

Buckhannon              12  0  7  3    22

Washington Irving 13

Avery Children 2 1-7 5, Olivia Lowther 1 0-0 2, Carleigh Curotz 0 0-0 0, Martina Howe 1 0-2 2, Holly Hunsacker 0 0-0 0, Kylu Sutherline 0 0-0 0, Mary Feltz 0 0-1 0, Alyssa Dunn 0 2-2 2, Ava Junkins 1 0-0 2. Totals 5 3-11 13.

Buckhannon 22

Kendal Currence 1 0-0 2, Cat Neely 1 0-0 2 Kendal Maxwell 2 0-0 4, Gabby Parke 2 0-0 4, Lexi Kelley 3 2-4 8, Kyndal Davis 0 0-2 0, Ashley Catlin 0 2-2 2, Ava Hollen 0 0-0 0, HodgeNay Henderson 0 0-0 0, Callie Lantz  0-0 0. Totals 9 4-6 22.

Three-point field goals – Washington Irving: None, Buckhannon: None.

Free throw percentage – Washington Irving: 3-for-11 for 27. Buckhannon: 4-for-6 for 66.7.

Personal fouls – Washington Irving 14, Buckhannon 17.


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