Rough first quarter hurts junior varsity Buccaneers in 67-47 defeat to University


MORGANTOWN – A disastrous first quarter did in the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers against the University Hawks Tuesday night in a 67-47 setback.

A basket by Ian Strader was the only scoring the Bucs could produce in the opening quarter as they fell behind by a 16-2 score.

The Bucs picked it up and won the second quarter by an 18-15 margin.

Strader had five points in the quarter while Shelton Thropp and Shawn Blandino added four each and Keyton Lanier popped in a three-pointer and Zach Calef-Boring put in a jumper.

The Buccaneers still trailed at the intermission by a 31-20 margin.

Buckhannon-Upshur lost the third quarter by a 17-16 margin with Calef-Boring putting in five points, Oliver King and Blandino four each and Strader three.

That left the Bucs down by a 48-36 margin heading into the fourth quarter.

The Hawks pulled away in the fourth winning it by a 19-11 margin.

Calef-Boring put in two three-pointers, Strader one three-pointer and Gage Raschella a basket for the Bucs in the final period.

Calef-Boring led the Bucs in scoring with 13 points.

Cody Thomas paced University with 25 points, hitting seven treys.

The loss dropped the Buc to 5-5 on the season as they travel to Philip Barbour today for a 5:45 p.m. contest.

The boxscore:

Buck.-Upshur       2  18  16  11 – 47

University                16  15  17  19 – 67

Buckhannon-Upshur 47

Zach Calef-Boring 5 0-0 13; Ian Strader 4 0-0 11; Shawn Blandino 4 0-5 8; Oliver King 2 0-0 4; Shelton Thropp 2 0-0 4; Keyton Lanier 1 0-0 3; Gage Raschella 1 0-0 2; Wilbur Snider 1 0-0 2; Ryan Snyder 0 0-0 0; Nathaniel Ringer 0 0-0 0. Totals 19 2-7 47.

University 67

Cody Thomas 9 0-0 25; Sage Clawges 5 2-4 12; Noah Braham 4 1-2 10; Dylan Bonfili 4 1-2 9; Chase Edwards 4 0-0 9; Diego Reyes 1 0-0 2. Totals 27 4-8 67.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Calef-Boring 3; Strader 3; Lanier 1. Totals 7; University: Thomas 7; Braham 1; Edwards 1. Totals 9.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 7; University: 5.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 2-for-7 for 28.5 percent; University: 4-for-8 for 50.0 percent.

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