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JV Bucs go cold in third quarter and fall in opener to Fairmont Senior, 69-41

TENNERTON – A poor third quarter doomed the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Buccaneers in their 2023 debut in a home contest with the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears Wednesday evening.

The Bucs trailed by just a 32-29 score at the half but were outscored by a 23-4 margin in the third quarter and went on to drop a 69-41 decision.

The Bucs trailed by just one, at 17-16, after the first quarter with Brody McDaniels putting in seven points, Kadyn Baisden three, and Seth Allen, Damion White and Jacob Frye two each.

B-U was outscored in the second quarter by a 15-13 margin with White and Frye each putting in four points with McDaniels contributing three and Allen two. That left the Bucs down by three at the half at 32-29.

Buckhannon-Upshur went ice cold in third quarter with just four points getting baskets from White and Kaiden Marks which left them down by a 55-33 score heading into the final eight minutes.

B-U dropped the final quarter by a 14-8 count with White and Fyre each dropping in four points.

McDaniels and White led the Buckhannon-Upshur offense with 12 points apiece.

Cam Ferguson led the Polar Bears with 14 points.

The Bucs will be back in action Friday hosting Preston at 5:45 p.m.

The boxscore:

Fairmont Senior 17  15  23  14 – 69

Buckhannon-Upshur 16  13  4  8 – 41

Fairmont Senior 69

Cam Ferguson 6 0-3 14; Matthew Blasher 3 4-4 10; Ron Chaney-Carter 3 2-4 8; Cayden Cooper 3 0-0 7; Landin Morris 3 0-0 7; Navaughn Jones 3 0-0 6; Greg Johnson 2 0-0 6; Damani Johnson 2 1-6 5; Chris Wilson 2 0-0 4; Hudson Brown 1 0-0 2; Carter Gower 0 0-0 0; Tre Rickert 0 0-0 0. Totals 28 7-17 69.

Buckhannon-Upshur 41

Brody McDaniels 4 3-4 12; Damion White 6 0-1 12; Jacob Fyre 3 0-0 6; Seth Allen 2 0-1 4; Kadyn Baisden 1 1-1 3; Kaiden Marks 1 0-0 2; Riel Figueroa 1 0-0 2; Jimmie Green 0 0-0 0; Xavier Robinette 0 0-0 0; Colton Warner 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 4-7 41.

Three-point field goals – Fairmont Senior: Ferguson 2; Johnson 2; Cooper 1; Morris 1. Totals 6; Buckhannon-Upshur: McDaniels 1. Totals 1.

Fouls – Fairmont Senior: 14; Buckhannon-Upshur: 10.

Free throw percentage – Fairmont Senior: 7-for-17 for 41.2 percent; Buckhannon-Upshur: 4-for-7 for 57.1 percent.

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