Thropp and Hyre each score 19 points as junior varsity Bucs take record to 13-0 with 67-57 victory over Robert C. Byrd

Mason Hyre (10) of the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers puts in a lay-up ahead of Robert C. Byrd’s Lletyon Wolfe (3) and Brayden Thomason (12) during the first quarter of their contest Friday evening in Clarksburg. Hyre had a team-high 19 points as the Bucs defeated the Eagles, 67-57, to stay perfect on the year.

CLARKSBURG – Different day, same result.

And for the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers, that is a good thing as they have played 13 games and had the same result for each contest – a win.

Things weren’t any different when they visited the Robert C. Byrd Eagles Friday evening and came away with a 67-57 victory.

The Bucs jumped out to a 26-8 lead after one quarter of action and then had to hang on for dear life to finally put the Eagles away.

In that first quarter, Mason Hyre was on fire scoring 17 points including hitting four three-pointers while Sterlin Thropp put in four points, Zach Calef-Boring three and Euan Kettle two.

The Eagles flipped the switch on the Bucs in the second quarter and took it by a 20-9 margin.

Thropp had three points while Noam Keith, Oliver King and Hyre each had two for the Bucs in the second quarter.

They still led at the break by a 35-28 score.

The Bucs saw their lead shrink in the third quarter which went to the Eagles by a 16-12 score.

Thropp had eight points while Calef-Boring put in the other four during the canto.

Despite losing the quarter, the Bucs still led by a 47-44 score.

The Bucs recovered in the fourth quarter taking it by a 20-13 margin along with the game.

Kettle scored seven points while Thropp and Calef-Boring each had four, Felipe Montero three and King two for the Bucs.

Hyre and Mason led the B-U offense with 19 points each while Calef-Boring had 11.

Maurice Garrison led all scorers for Robert C. Byrd with 29 points.

The Bucs will return to the court Wednesday hosting Morgantown at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 26  9  12  20 – 67

Robert C. Byrd           8  20  16  13 – 57

Buckhannon-Upshur 67

Zach Calef-Boring 3 5-8 11; Sterlin Thropp 6 6-7 19; Mason Hyre 6 3-3 19; Oliver King 1 2-2 4; Harrison Walker 0 0-0 0; Noam Keith 1 0-0 2; Felipe Montero 1 1-2 3; Wilbur Snyder 0 0-0 0 Euan Kettle 4 0-0 9. Totals 22 17-22 67.

Robert C. Byrd 57

Lleyton Wolfe 1 0-0 3; Nick Edwards 0 3-6 3; Brayden Thomason 0 0-0 0; Charles Hawkins 4 0-0 8; Quinten Cooley 1 2-2 5; Eladio Adams-Bryant 0 0-0 0; Gavin Cole 1 7-11 9; Nathaniel Murphy 0 0-0 0; Maurice Garrison 12 4-5 29. Totals 19 16-24 57.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Hyre 4; Thropp 1; Kettle 1. Totals 6. Robert C. Byrd: Wolfe 1; Cooley 1; Garrison 1. Totals 3.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 17-for-22 for 77.3;  Robert C. Byrd: 16-for-24 for 66.7.

Personal fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 22; Robert C. Byrd: 16.

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