TENNERTON – With seven players returning, the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School Little Lady Bucs are ready to get the 2018-19 junior varsity basketball campaign under way.
The veterans back are forward Alivia Barton, guard Ava Hollen, forward Jansen Kimble, guard Callie Lantz, forward Anna Grace Lantz, guard Miah Reger and forward Rosie Shackleford.
“In addition to the returning players, we have an athletic group of sixth graders,” remarked head coach Tiffany Board. “This year the rules changed at the middle school level to allow players to play five quarters per night instead of four. I believe this will help us by allowing some players to play both jayvee and varsity. It will certainly help develop those players who are on the bubble of being varsity players.”
The sixth graders are guard Alyssa Abel, forward Quinn Burnside, guard Hannah Boyles, guard Rylee Carr, forward Taylor Spratt and guard Harley Dean.
The Little Lady Bucs will open the schedule Saturday, facing Robert L. Bland in Round Play. Washington Irving and Elkins are matched in the other game.
Player Grade Pos.
Alyssa Abel 6 G
Alivia Barton 7 F
Hannah Boyles 6 G
Quinn Burnside 6 F
Rylee Carr 6 G
NinaMae Coberly 7 F
Harley Dean 6 G
Ava Hollen 7 G
Jansen Kimble 7 F
Anna Grace Lantz 7 F
Callie Lantz 7 G
Miah Reger 7 G
Rosie Shackleford 7 F
Taylor Spratt 6 F
Dec. 1 – Round Play: B-UMS vs. Robert L. Bland; Washington Irving vs. Elkins.
Dec. 4 – at Elkins, 6 p.m.
Dec. 6 – Philippi, 6 p.m.
Dec. 10 – Taylor County, 6 p.m.
Dec. 11 – Mountaineer (Morgantown), 6 p.m.
Dec. 18 – at South, 6 p.m.
Dec. 20 – Bridgeport, 6 p.m.
Dec. 28-29 – at Preston County Holiday Tournament. Pairings and times to be announced.
Jan. 2 – at Washington Irving, 6 p.m.
Jan. 3 – Robert L. Bland, 6 p.m.
Jan, 8 – at Philippi, 6 p.m.
Jan. 16 – at Taylor County, 6 p.m.
Jan. 24 – at Mountaineer (Morgantown), 6 p.m.
Jan. 28 – South, 6 p.m.
Jan. 30 – Elkins, 6 p.m.
Feb. 5 – at Robert L. Bland, 6 p.m.