Little Lady Bucs drop a pair of games to South Morgantown and Bridgeport


TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs lost a pair of tough varsity contests in the final action before the Christmas holidays.

They tumbled to South at Morgantown Dec. 18 by a 48-33 count, and dropped a 39-32 verdict to Bridgeport here Dec. 20. Their record went to 5-3 heading into the Preston County Holiday Tournament this past Thursday.

The Little Lady Bucs trailed by a 12-5 margin in the first period with South, and they were unable to threaten the rest of the way.

Lexi Kelley topped them in scoring with nine points, with Kenna Maxwell and Kendal Currence following with eight apiece.

Buckhannon jumped out to a 10-3 first-quarter lead against Bridgeport, with Ashley Catlin tallying four points, and Currence, Maxwell and Kelley tossing in two each.

Currence canned two buckets, Kelley hit one, and Maxwell sank a charity throw, but Bridgeport claimed the second canto by a 10-7 count to cut the lead to four, at 17-13.

The Lady Braves outpointed the Little Lady Bucs by a 26-15 spread in the second half.

Currence led Buckhannon’s offense with 13 points.

The Little Lady Bucs will go on the road to meet Washington Irving today and return home to face Robert L. Bland Thursday.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon   5  11  12   5    33

South                12  12   8  16    48

Buckhannon 33

Kendal Currence 3 2-6 8, Kyndal Davis 0 2-2 2, Lexi Keley 4 1-3 9, Ashley Catlin 1 0-0 2, Kenna Maxwell 3 2-4 8, Cat Neely 2 0-0 4, Gabby Parke 0 0-0 0, HodgeNay Henderson 0 0-2 0. Totals 13 7-17 33.

South 48

Laikyn Dalton 5 1-4 11, Abby Smith 8 0-0 16, Kalie Anderson 2 1-5 5, Lauramah Skeffery 1 0-0 3, Makayla Chipps 3 0-1 6, Kate Larimer 0 1-2 1, Layla Baines 2 0-2 4, Bette DeVall 0 0-2 0, Gianna Knight 0 0-0 0, Gracie DeVall 0 2-2 2, Sarah McDougal 0 0-1 0. Totals 21 5-19 48.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon: None; South: Skeffery 1. Totals 1.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon: 7-for-17 for 41.2; South: 5-for-19 for 26.3.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon 17, South 17.

Bridgeport         3  10  13  13    39

Buckhannon   10   7   7   8    32

Bridgeport 39

Gabby Reep 3 2-3 10, Anna Hutchinson 0 0-0 0, Alexis Bombardiere  0 0-0 0, Edwyn Knapp 2 1-3 5, Alexa Martin 9 0-2 18, Bailey Tomes 0 0-0 0, Jenna Wood 0 0-0 0, Maddie Amick 2 1-1 6, Emily Anderson 0 0-1 0. Totals 16 4-10 39.

Buckhannon 32

Kendal Currence 5 3-4 13, Cat Neely 2 2-2 6, Kenna Maxwell 0 3-4 3, Lexi Kelley 2 0-2 4, Ashley Catlin 3 0-2 6, Kyndal Davis 0 0-0 0, Gabby Parke 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 8-14 32.

Three-point field goals – Bridgeport: Reep 2, Amick 1; Buckhannon: None.

Free throw percentage – Bridgeport: 4-for-10 for 40.0; Buckhannon: 8-for-14 or 57.1.

Personal fouls – Bridgeport 15, Buckhannon 17.

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