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Early turnovers hurt B-U in 71-38 loss to University

MORGANTOWN – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs never gave themselves a chance in their non-conference outing with the Class AAAA No. 10 University Hawks Tuesday night.

The Lady Bucs turned the ball over on eight of their first 10 possessions and went down by a 13-0 score en route to a 71-38 setback.

B-U’s first basket didn’t come until the 4:04 mark of the first quarter when Hodge’Nay Henderson made a baseline jumper making it a 13-2 contest.

B-U turned the ball over 11 times in the first quarter and trailed by a 24-9 score heading into the second quarter. The Lady Bucs had just 14 turnovers the rest of the game.

Buckhannon-Upshur managed just three field goals in the second quarter and trailed at the half by a 41-16 score.

Down 55-20 late in the third quarter, Harley Dean scored on a short jumper, Brooklyn Smith canned a three-pointer, and after a University basket, Casadie Lahman uncorked a three-pointer to put B-U down 57-28 heading into the fourth quarter.

Trailing 61-31, Alyssa Abel scored on an outside jumper and Lahman knocked down another three for a 5-0 B-U run making it 61-36.

University closed the game with a 10-2 run.

Hannah Stemple led University with 17 points while Ella Simpson tallied 12 points.

The Hawks are still under the .500 mark despite their ranking as they improved to 7-8 on the year.

Lahman paced the B-U offense with 12 points while Abel had a team-high six rebounds.

The loss dropped the Lady Bucs to 2-9 on the year.

They will be back in action Saturday hosting Robert C. Byrd at 3 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur  9  7  12  10 – 38

University  24  17  16  14 – 71

Buckhannon-Upshur 38

Casadie Lahman 4-6 0-0 12; Brooklyn Smith 3-9 0-0 9; Alyssa Abel 4-9 0-0 8; Harley Dean 2-5 1-2 5; Hodge’Nay Henderson 2-6 0-0 4; Kyndal Davis 0-4 0-0 0; Gabby Parke 0-1 0-0 0; Kylie Hull 0-1 0-0 0; Rosie Shackleford 0-0 0-0 0; Makenzie Egress 0-0 0-0 0; Taylor Feather 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-41 1-2 38.

University 71

Hannah Stemple 7-17 0-0 17; Ella Simpson 6-10 0-0 12; Ash Weaver 3-9 5-6 11; Bri Fox 5-10 0-0 11; Riley Braham 4-7 0-0 8; Alexa Johnson 2-6 2-4 6; Lexi Simpson 2-2 0-0 4; Reese Bealko 1-1 0-0 2; Whitney Cox 0-7 0-0 0; Rachel Patterson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-69 7-10 71.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Lahman 4-5; Smith 3-8; Abel 0-2; Henderson 0-2; Parke 0-1; Totals 7-18; University: Stemple 3-11; Fox 1-1; Cox 0-6; Weaver 0-1; Totals 4-19.

Rebounds – Buckhannon-Upshur: Abel 6;  Henderson 4; Dean 4; Smith 4;  Egress 2; Lahman 2; team 2; Davis 1; Shackleford 1; deadball 1. Totals 27; University: Johnson 11;  Simpson 8; team 6;  Braham 4; Stemple 4; Simpson 3; Fox 2; Weaver 2; Patterson 1; deadball 1. Totals 42.

Assists – Buckhannon-Upshur: Henderson 5; Lahman 4; Abel 2; Dean 1; Smith 1. Totals 13; University: Fox 5; Simpson 5; Stemple 4; Weaver 4; Johnson 2; Braham 1; Patterson 1. Totals 22.

Steals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Abel 2; Davis 2; Lahman 1; Henderson 1; Smith 1. Totals 7; University: Fox 5; Johnson 3; Simpson 3; Stemple 3; Weaver 2; Bealko 1. Cox 1. Totals 18.

Blocked shots – Buckhannon-Upshur: Lahman 1; Smith 1. Totals 2; University: Braham 2; Simpson 1. Totals 3.

Turnovers – Buckhannon-Upshur: 25; University: 10.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 8; University: 10.

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