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JV Bucs fall in opener to University, 65-34

MORGANTOWN – It was a rough start to the 2022 season for the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Bucs in their debut last week with the University Hawks.

The JV Bucs trailed 21-5 after one quarter of play and went on to lose a 65-34 decision.

B-U trailed by a 36-9 score at the half and was behind by a 51-20 count after three quarters of action.

The JV Bucs won the final quarter by a 16-14 score.

Chase Spencer led the JV Bucs in scoring with nine points while Blake Runyon added six.

Noah Kleech had a game-high 16 for University.

The JV Bucs, now 0-1, will be back in action Tuesday visiting Lincoln for a 5:45 p.m. start.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 5  4  9  16 – 34

University 21  15  15  14 – 65

Buckhannon-Upshur 34

Chase Spencer 2 3-3 9; Blake Runyon 3 0-0 6; Jerin Westfall 2 0-0 5; Peyton Cultip 2 0-0 4; Ryan Kelley 1 2-3 4; James Smouse 1 1-2 3; Jevon Westfall 0 2-3 2; Parker Lockwood 1 0-0 2; Kaiden Marks 0 0-0 0; Easton Rice 0 0-0 0; Weldon Zirkle 0 0-0 0. Totals 12 8-11 34.

University 65

Noah Kleech 5 0-0 16; Kylan Blunt 5 1-1 11; Connor Vira 4 0-0 10; Victor Ringer 4 1-2 9; Zach Demodovich 2 2-2 6; Jack Byrer 2 2-2 4; Jagger Matheny 1 0-0 3; Glenn Brown 1 0-0 2; Logan Vance 1 0-0 2; Isaiah Griffis 1 0-0 2. 26 6-7 65.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Spencer 1; Jerin Westfall 1. Totals 2; University: Kleech 4; Vira 2; Matheny 1. Totals 7.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 8-for-11 for 72.7 percent; University: 6-for-7 for 85.7.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur: 10; University: 12.

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