Little Lady Bucs rally to get past Robert L. Bland

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TENNERTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit here Tuesday night to post a 29-27 triumph over Robert L. Bland’s Lady Patriots in a varsity match-up.

They trailed by an 8-4 count after one quarter, with Kaitlyn Shannon and Shelby McDaniels tallying two points apiece.

McDaniels banged in five points in the second canto, but the Lady Patriots claimed an 8-5 advantage, putting Buckhannon down by seven, at 16-9, at the half.

Lexi Kelley hit two buckets, and Shannon and McDaniels had one each in the 8-2 Buckhannon third stanza. The Little Lady Bucs moved to within one, at 18-17, entering the final six minutes.

They captured the fourth period by a 12-9 margin, with Kiara Woods going 6-for-6 at the charity stripe, McDaniels canning three markers, Ashley Catlin adding a bucket and Kelley contributing a foul shot.

McDaniels led the scoring with 12 points, with Woods tallying six, Kelley tossing in five, Shannon canning four and Catlin chipping in with two.

Chris Woods’ Little Lady Bucs upped their record to 4-5 heading into Thursday night’s battle at Elkins with the Lady Green Hornets.

They will be at home Tuesday to face West Fairmont’s Lady Polar Bear Cubs.

The boxscore:

Robert L. Bland (27)

Abby Hartley 0 2-2 2, Emma Post 0 0-0 0, Brooke Buther 4 1-9 9, Briana Watson 1 0-0 2, Jaelyn Romans 0 0-0 0, Elleonna Stump 1 0-0 2, Haley Burkhammer 1 0-0 2, Lauren Wyatt 4 2-2 10. Totals 11 5-13 27.

Buckhannon (29)

Robin Ball 0 0-0 0, Kandice Brady 0 0-0 0, Olivia Ellis 0 0-3 0, Shelby McDaniels 4 4-7 12, Alyssa Rohr 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Shannon 2 0-0 4, Kiara Woods 0 6-6 6, McKinley Bonnett 0 0-0 0, Ashley Catlin 1 0-0 2, Lexi Kelley 2 1-2 5, Cat Neely 0 0-1 0. Totals 9 11-19 29.

Robert L. Bland  8  8  2    9    27

Buckhannon       4  5  8  12    29

3-point field goals – None.

Free-throw percentage – Robert L. Bland: 5-for-13 for 38.4; Buckhannon: 11-for-19 for 57.9.

Personal fouls – Robert L. Bland 19, Buckhannon 16.

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