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JV Lady Bucs drop 42-24 decision to University

MORGANTOWN – A slow start cost the Buckhannon-Upshur junior varsity Lady Bucs in a 42-24 road loss to the University Hawks Tuesday night in Morgantown,

B-U managed just one field goal and one free throw, both from Makenzie Egress, in the first quarter and trailed by a 12-3 score.

The Lady Bucs rebounded to win the second quarter by a 9-6 margin with Taylor Feather scoring four points, Egress three and Kylie Hull two.

That left the Lady Bucs down by an 18-12 score at the intermission.

B-U went cold again in the third quarter with just one field goal from Egress, losing the quarter by a 15-2 score.

They went into the final quarter down by a 33-14 count.

The Lady Bucs won the fourth quarter by a 10-9 margin, but it wasn’t enough to overtake the Hawks.

Egress had four points while Martina Moto, Hull, and Gracie Gerwig each scored two in the final eight minutes.

Whitney Cox had a game-high 20 points to lead University.

Egress paced the B-U offense with 12 points.

The loss dropped the Lady Bucs to 0-8.

They will play again on Saturday hosting Robert C. Byrd at 1:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur  3  9  2  10 – 24

University  12  6  15  9 – 42

Buckhannon-Upshur 24

Makenzie Egress 5 2-6 12; Taylor Feather 2 0-0 4; Kylie Hull 1 2-4 4; Martina Moto 1 0-0 2; Gracie Gerwig 1 0-0 2; Olivia Blonn 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 4-10 24.

University 42

Whitney Cox 7 4-4 20; Taylor Vanscoy 3 1-2 7; Aubree Johnson 3 1-2 7; Reese Bealko 2 0-2 4; Ragan Martin 1 0-0 2; Racheal Patterson 0 2-2 2; Karlie Drvar 0 0-2 0. Totals 16 8-14 42.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: None; University: Cox 2. Totals 2.

Fouls – Buckhannon-Upshur:11; University: 10.

Free throw percentage – Buckhannon-Upshur: 4-for-10 for 40.0 percent; University: 8-for-14 for 57.1 percent.

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