Little Lady Bucs end season with OT victory over RLB


Woods announces retirement after win

WESTON What a way to end the season!

The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs wrapped up the 2017-18 varsity season here Monday night with a flourish, eking out a thrilling 42-39 overtime triumph over Robert L. Bland’s Lady Patriots.

It was the fifth straight victory for coach Chris Woods and his Little Lady Bucs and put their final record at 8-5.

Woods announced after the game that he was retiring as head coach.

The Little Lady Bucs trailed by a 7-4 count after one period, with Shelby McDaniels doing their scoring.

But with McDaniels pouring in seven points, and Kaitlyn Shannon and Lexi Kelley canning two apiece, the Little Lady Bucs took the second period by a 11-6 count to claim a 15-13 halftime lead.

They increased their lead to six, at 27-21, with a 12-8 third period on Kelley’s seven points, three by Cat Neely and a McDaniels bucket.

But the Lady Patriots rallied to claim the fourth canto by a 12-6 margin to force the overtime.

McDaniels made good on seven of eight free throws and added a basket in the extra segment, which went to Buckhannon by a 9-6 count.

McDaniels finished with a game-high 22 points. Rounding out the scoring were Kelley with 11 markers, Neely with five and Morgan Wilson and McKinley Bonnett each with two.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon (42)

Robin Ball 0 0-0 0, Olivia Ellis 0 0-0 0, Addie Morris 0 0-0 0, Shelby McDaniels 5 12-18 22, Alyssa Rohr 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Shannon 0 0-0 0, Morgan Wilson 0 2-2 2, Kiara Woods 0 0-0 0, McKinley Bonnett 1 0-0 2, Ashley Catlin 0 0-0 0, Lexi Kelley 5 1- 11, Cat Neely 2 1-2 5. Totals 13 16-24 42.

Robert L. Bland (39)

Abby Hartley 1 3-4 5, Emma Post 1 2-4 4, Brooke Butcher 3 4-7 10, Briana Watson 1 1-2 3, Jaclyn Romans 0 0-0 0, Elleanna Stump 3 0-1 8, Haley Burkhammer 0 2-4 2, Lauren Wyatt 3 1-4 7. Totals 12 13-26 39.

Buckhannon       4  11  12   6  9    42

Robert L. Bland  7    6   8  12  6    39

3-point field goals – Buckhannon: None; Robert L. Bland: Stump 2.

Free-throw percentage – Buckhannon: 16-for-24 for 66.7; Robert L. Bland: 13-for-26 for 50.0.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon 23, Robert L. Bland 19.


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