Top-ranked Lady Bucs coast past RCB

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Will host sectional foe Morgantown tonight for key makeup contest

TENNERTON — Eleven different players tallied points as top-ranked Buckhannon-Upshur cruised past Robert C. Byrd, 67-22, Thursday night in Big 10 Conference action.

The Lady Bucs have won eight straight games and are 12-1 overall and 5-1 in Big 10 games. They will host Morgantown at 7:30 p.m. this evening for a key matchup of sectional foes.

B-U took control of Thursday’s contest early, jumping out  to a 20-6 lead after one quarter and taking a 36-9 cushion into the intermission.

The lead grew to 42 points, at 58-16, after three quarters. The Lady Buc reserves outscored the Eagles 9-6 in the final canto.

Three players landed in double figures for Jeremy Maxwell’s squad. Lauren Bennett led the way with 17 points, while Hanna McClung and Audrey Gaudet chipped in with 10 points each.

Gillian Weaver led RCB (3-8, 1-6 Big 10) with eight points.

The boxscore:

Robert C. Byrd (3-8, 1-6 Big 10)

Sophie Banko 0 0-2 0, Avery Williams 1 0-2 2, Hayley Willey 3 0-1 6, Kelly Berg 0 0-2 0, Kamila Garrett 1 0-0 2, Gillian Weaver 3 0-0 8, Kamryn Weaver 1 0-0 2, Jaylan Bohanna 1 0-0 2, Kiersten Kniceley-King 0 0-0 0, Sarah Morris 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 0-7 22

Buckhannon-Upshur (12-1, 5-1 Big 10)

Hanna McClung 4 0-0 10, Alli Robinson 2 2-2 6, McKinley Gaudet 2 1-1 6, Lauren Bennett 7 3-4 17,  Audrey Gaudet 5 0-0 10, Brooklyn Maxwell 2 0-0 4, Ashton Maxwell 1 0-0 3, Kennedy Samargo 1 0-0 2, McKenzie Reynolds 2 0-0 5, Kassidy Wilfong 1 0-0 2, Ciara Melton 1 0-0 2, Leigh Ann Bennett 0 0-0 0, Morgan Parsons 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 6-7 67

Robert C. Byrd              6   3    7   6 — 22

Buckhannon-Upshur  20 16  22   9 — 67

3-point goals — RCB 2 (G. Weaver 2), B-U 5 (McClung 2, M. Gaudet, A. Maxwell and Reynolds)

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