McDaniel, Kelley lead Little Lady Bucs past Elkins

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ELKINS – Shelby McDaniels fired in 16 points and Lexi Kelley added 12 here Thursday night to pace the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs to a 44-15 triumph over the Elkins Lady Green Hornets in a varsity match-up.

They ran their winning streak to three games to balance their record at 5-5 heading into Tuesday night’s home clash with West Fairmont’s Lady Polar Bear Cubs.

The Little Lady Bucs got off to a 14-0 start, with Kaitlyn Shannon pouring in seven markers, McDaniels tallying five and Kelley hitting a bucket.

With Shannon, McDaniels, Kelley and Ashley Catlin canning two points apiece, Buckhannon claimed the second period by an 8-6 edge to lead by a 22-6 spread at intermission.

Kelley banged in three buckets and McDaniels had one to give the third stanza to the Little Lady Bucs.

They closed out with a 14-7 fourth canto, with McDaniels pouring in seven points, Cat Neely adding four, Kelley contributing two, and Catlin chipping in with a charity throw.

Rounding out Buckhannon’s scoring were Shannon with nine markers, Neely with four and Catlin with three.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon (44)

Robin Ball 0 0-0 0, Kandice Brady 0 0-0 0, Olivia Ellis 0 0-0 0, Shelby McDaniel 7 1-2 16, Alyssa Rohr 0 0-0 0, Kaitlyn Shannon 4 1-2 9, Kiara Woods 0 0-0 0, McKinley Bonnett 0 0-0 0, Ashley Catlin 1 1-5 3, Lexi Kelley 4 4-8 12, Cat Neely  2 0-1 4. Total 18 7-18 44.

Elkins (15)

Autumn Lane 0 0-0 0, Anna Belan 4 3-4 11, Haliah Hogue 0 2-2 2, Emily Arbogast 1 0-2 2, Hannah Daus 0 0-0 0, Vanesa Harner 0 0-2 0, Alexa Triplett 0 0-0 0, Kenzie Phillips 0 0-1 0, Bella Shumate 0 0-0 0, Callie Loftis 0 0-0 0. Totals 5 5-11 15.

Buckhannon   14  8  8  14  — 44

Elkins                0  6   2   7  — 15

3-point field goals – Elkins: None; Buckhannon: McDaniels 1.

Free-throw percentage – Elkins: 5-for-11 for 46.5; Buckhannon: 7-for 18 for 38.9.

Personal fouls – Elkins 18, Buckhannon 18.

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