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Damion White had a game-high 17 points for the JV Bucs in their 59-53 win over Philip Barbour. (Bobbie Hatcher/My Buckhannon)

Big fourth quarter leads JV Bucs to a 59-53 win over Philip Barbour

PHILLIPI – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers rallied in the fourth quarter from a two-point deficit for a 59-53 win over the Philip Barbour Colts Wednesday evening.

The Bucs were also money at the free throw line, going 15-for-19 in helping them to the win.

The Bucs went down early in the first quarter by a 20-15 margin.

In that first quarter, Damion White and Xavier Robinette each had five points while Jacob Frye added a three-pointer and Brody McDaniels contributed a basket.

In a slow-moving second quarter, the Bucs lost it by a 7-6 count as McDaniels tallied four points and Jimmie Green added two points.

That left the Bucs down by a 27-21 score at the half.

Buckhannon-Upshur closed that gap in the third quarter, winning it by an 18-14 margin as White, Robinette and McDaniels each had four points while Frye, Kadyn Baisden and Colten Warner each had two.

That brought the visitors to within two, at 41-39, going into the final frame.

The Bucs had a strong fourth quarter winning it by a 20-12 score to secure the victory.

In the final quarter, White had eight points, Frye seven, Robinette three and Baisden two for the Bucs.

Talen Stout had a team-high 15 points for Philip Barbour.

White had a game-high 17 points to lead the Bucs while Frye and Robinette each had 12.

The win gave the Bucs a 5-5 record on the year.

They will be back in action Friday at Bridgeport for a 5:45 p.m. contest.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 15  6  18  20 – 59

Philip Barbour 20  7  14  12 – 53

Buckhannon-Upshur 59

Damion White 6 4-5 17; Jacob Frye 3 5-8 12; Xavier Robinette 5 0-0 12; Brody McDaniels 5 0-0 10; Kaydn Baisden 0 4-4 4; Jimmie Green 1 0-0 2; Colten Warner 0 2-2 2; Seth Allen 0 0-0 0; Kaiden Marks 0 0-0 0; Riel Figueroa 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 15-19 59.

Philip Barbour 53

Talen Stout 6 0-0 15; Kent Rowan 3 4-8 10; Konner Humphrey 4 0-0 9; Brett Howell 4 0-0 8; John McGee 1 1-2 3; Ayden Bremigan 1 1-3 3; Noah Whited 0 2-2 2; Jeremy Mesa 1 0-0 2; Dayton Morrison 0 1-2 1; Ahmi Shipley 0 0-2 0; Barrett Ammons 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 9-17 53.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Robinette 2; Frye 1; White 1. Totals 4; Philip Barbour: Stout 3; Humphrey 1. Totals 4.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 15; Philip Barbour: 20.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 15-for-19 for 78.9 percent; Philip Barbour: 9-for-17 for 52.9 percent.

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