PHILIPPI — Hanna McClung went over 1,000 points for her career as Class AAA, No. 3 Buckhannon-Upshur pulled away from Philip Barbour, 73-57, Friday night in Big 10 Conference action.
McClung finished with a team-high 23 points and dished out six assists for the Lady Bucs, who were coming off an emotional OT win over three-time state champion Morgantown on Tuesday night.
The junior point guard entered the school’s record books by converting a free throw with 1:30 left in the game.
B-U, which trailed 22-20 after one quarter and 31-29 at the intermisison, was unable to gain any seperation from the Lady Colts until late in the third quarter when they used an 8-2 run to close the canto and open up a 50-44 lead entering the final quarter.
McClung’s two free throws gave the Lady Bucs the lead for good, at 44-42, and she followed that with a jumper and added an assist on Audrey Gaudet’s layup to push the margin to 48-42. Lauren Bennett also had a layup during the surge.
The lead swelled to 60-50 with 4:00 left in the game on Ashton Maxwell’s 3-pointer.
A trey by Chelsea Mayle brought Philip Barbour to within seven, at 60-53, with 3:30 remaining but the Lady Colts came no closer as B-U ended the game on a 13-4 run.
After the PBHS bench was hit with a double-technical foul, McClung knocked in all four free-throws, including her 1,000th-career point, to push the lead to 68-55.
Senior Lauren Louk added four points as well during the surge.
McClung had three 3-pointers in the first half and was 10-of-13 from the free-throw line en route to her history-making night.
Bennett followed McClung with 16 points, while Alli Robinson and McKinley Gaudet tallied eight points each. Bennett also pulled down a team-high nine rebounds.
Mayle fired in 24 points to lead Philip Barbour.
Kasey Neville and Carmen Cline added eight points each. Neville also hauled down 10 rebounds.
The Lady Bucs are now 15-2 overall and remained in the hunt for the Big 10 Conference title with a 7-1 league mark. They will be back in action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bridgeport for a conference contest.