Little Lady Bucs offense in high gear with wins over Philippi and Lincoln

Kenna Maxwell (14) of the Buckhannon-Upshur Little Lady Bucs fired in a 3-point attempt while teammate Cat Neely (42) blocks out a defender during their game with Lincoln last week. Maxwell nailed four 3-pointers and scored 14 points in the Little Lady Bucs’ 48-26 win.

TENNERTON – Coach Tiffany Board’s Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs had their offense in high gear in a pair of varsity clashes last week, dealing Philippi’s homestanding Lady Bulldogs a 44-15 whipping Tuesday night and trouncing Lincoln’s Lady Wildcats by a 48-26 count Thursday night.

The game at Philippi was over almost before it started. The Little Lady Bucs stormed into an 18-0 spread in the opening period, with Lexi Kelley blasting in four buckets, Ashley Catlin canning three, and Kendal Currence banging in two.

With Currence firing in seven markers, Catlin hitting four, and Cat Neely and Kelley chipping in with two apiece, the Buckhannon girls captured the second stanza by a 16-4 margin to lead by a 34-4 count at intermission.

They coasted in the second half.

Currence headed the scoring with 11 points, with Kelley and Catlin following with 10 apiece.

Three players tallied in double figures in the win over Lincoln. Kenna Maxwell led the romp with 14 points, including four three-point goals. Kelley canned 13 markers and Neely had 10.

The Little Lady Bucs jumped into a 13-7 lead after one period, and after a slow second quarter, they exploded to claim the third canto by a 19-9 spread, with Kelley canning seven points and Maxwell rifling in a pair of treys to lead the way.

They finished with a 12-5 fourth period.

The victories ran their winning streak to five, hiking their record to 10-3 going into Monday’s clash at Washington Irving.

They will visit Taylor County tonight.

The boxscores:

Buckhannon               18  16  6  5    44

Philippi                        0   4  7  4    15

Buckhannon 44

Kendal Currence 5 1-3 11, Kyndal Davis 2 0-0 4, Lexi Kekkey 5 0-1 10, Ashley Catlin 5 0-0 10, Kenna Maxwell 0 0-2 0, Gabby Parke 1 0-0 3, Cat Neely 1 0-0 2, Ava Hollen 0 0-0 0, Hodge’Nay Henderson 2 0-1 4, Callie Lantz 0 0-0 0, Rosie Shackleford 0 0-0 0, Alivia Barton 0 0-0 0. Totals 21 1-7 44.

Philippi 15

Avery Swiger 2 0-2 4, Caylee Simons 1 0-0 2, Billie Crofton 0 0-2 0, Audrey Poling 1 1-2 3, Leah Montgomery 2 0-0 5, Rae Davies 0 0-0 0, Avery McDaniel 0 1-6 1. Totals 6 2-12 15.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon: Parke 1; Philippi: Montgomery 1.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon 1-for-7 for 14.3; Philippi: 2-for-12 for 16.7.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon 6. Philippi 12.

Lincoln                      7  5   9   5    26

Buckhannon              13  4  19  12    48

Lincoln 26

Audrey Fleece 1 0-0 2, Kierston Posey 2 1-3 5, Jaden Sturm 1 5-6 8, Megan Tucker 2 1-1 5, Alexis Williams 0 0-2 0, Alli Bragg 0 0-2 0, Ashlyn Riley 3 0-0 6. Totals 9 7-14 26.

Buckhannon 48

Kendal Currence 0 1-2 1, Cat Neely 3 4-4 10, Lexi Kelley 5 2-3 12, Kenna Maxwell 5 0-0 14, Ashley Catlin 2 16 5, Kyndal Davis 2 0-0 4, Ava Hollen 0 0-0 0, Hodge’Nay Henderson 0 0-0 0, Callie Lantz 0 0-0 0, Alivia Barton 1 0-0 2, Rosie Shackleford 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 8-15 48.

Three-point field goals – Lincoln: Sturm 1; Buckhannon: Maxwell 4.

Free throw percentage – Lincoln: 7-for-14 for 50.0; Buckhannon: 8-for-15 for 53.e.

Personal fouls – Lincoln 10, Buckhannon 12.

  

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