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JV Bucs drop low-scoring affair to Lewis County, 36-28

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs dropped a low-scoring affair to the Lewis County Minutemen Wednesday night in Weston.

The JV Bucs lost a 36-28 decision to the Minutemen.

Part of the loss can be attributed to the JV Bucs’ poor free-throw shooting as they were just 10-for-26 at the charity stripe for 38.4 percent.

Nathaniel Ringer and Luke Yardley each put in a basket in the first quarter as that was the only offense for the JV Bucs in the opening eight minutes as they trailed by an 8-4 margin.

Yardley, Ryan Snyder, and Ringer each had two points and Carter Zuliani one for the JV Bucs in the second quarter, which went to Lewis County by an 8-7 margin.

They trailed at the break by five, at 16-11.

Zuliani had a basket and Keyton Lanier and Yardley each put in a free throw as the JV Buc lost the third quarter by a 10-4 margin.

They trailed going into the final stanza by 11, at 26-15.

The JV Bucs won the final quarter by a 13-10 margin with Ringer scoring seven points and Zuliani, Bryson Johnston and Yardley two each.

The loss dropped the JV Bucs to 1-3 on the year.

They will return to action Monday hosting Riverside at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 4  7  4  13 – 28

Lewis County 8  8  10  10 – 36

Buckhannon-Upshur 28

Nathaniel Ringer 4 3-6 11; Luke Yardley 3 1-5 7; Carter Zuliani 2 1-6 5; Keyton Lanier 0 3-5 3; Ryan Snyder 0 0-2 0; Bryson Johnston 0 0-2 0; Ryan Kelley 0 0-0 0. Totals 9 10-26 28.

Lewis County 36

Ben Putnam 2 5-9 9; Manny Robinson 3 2-2 8; William Hairfield 2 0-4 6; Isaac Smith 2 0-2 5; Pason Kelley 1 2-2 4; Joey Aman 1 0-0 2; Aidan Anderson 1 0-0 2; Luke Davisson 0 0-0 0; Liam Jeffries 0 0-0 0; Brayden Lipps 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 9-17 36.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: None: Lewis County: Hairfield 2; Smith 1. Totals 3.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 20; Lewis County: 21

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 10-for-26 for 38.4 percent; Lewis County: 9-for-17 for 52.9 percent.

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