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Lady Bucs create early hole for themselves and fall on the road at No. 7 Parkersburg South, 71-37

PARKERSBURG – The Buckhannon-Upshur Lady Bucs once again didn’t give themselves a chance for a win against the Class AAAA No. 7 Parkersburg South Patriots in a 71-37 setback Saturday night.

The Lady Bucs turned the ball over on their first five possessions, went down by a 21-4 score and was never in the contest with the Patriots. B-U had 27 turnovers for the game.

Parkersburg South raced out to an 8-0 lead before Harley Dean put the Lady Bucs on the board with a layup.

A 7-0 run put Parkersburg South up 15-2 before a Makenzie Egress short jumper made it a 15-4 contest.

Down 25-6, the Lay Bucs rattled off the last six points of the quarter getting baskets from Kyndal Davis, Alyssa Abel and Dean.

That left the Lady Bucs down 25-12 going into the second quarter.

B-U managed just three field goals in the second quarter and trailed at the intermission by a 45-20 score.

Buckhannon-Upshur put in just two field goals, to go along with four free throws in the third quarter, and trailed heading into the final eight minutes by a 61-27 score.

The final quarter saw the Lady Bucs and Patriots battle to a 10-10 tie.

Grace Shamblin led Parkersburg South with 23 points while Carly Schaffer contributed 12.

Parkersburg South improved to 14-6 on the year.

Dean paced the B-U offense with a team-high 13 points while yanking down five rebounds. Abel added 10 points and a team-high seven rebounds.

B-U dropped to 3-15 overall with two games remaining in the regular season.

They will visit Fairmont Senior Tuesday for a 7 p.m. outing then close out at home on Wednesday with Morgantown at 7:30 p.m.

The boxscore:

Buckhannon-Upshur 12  8  7  10 – 37

Parkersburg South  25  20  16  10 – 71

Buckhannon-Upshur 37

Harley Dean 5-9 3-8 13; Alyssa Abel 5-11 0-1 10; Brooklyn Smith 2-7 0-0 6; Kyndal Davis 1-5 2-2 4; Casadie Lahman 1-5 0-0 2; Makenzie Egress 1-1 0-0 2; Taylor Feather 0-1 0-0 0; Kylie Hull 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-40 5-11 37.

Parkersburg South 71

Grace Shamblin 10-16 0-0 23; Carly Schaffer 5-7 2-4 12; Regan Shockey 5-8 0-0 10; Farrah Yost 4-9 1-1 10; Emilee Owens 4-12 1-1 10; Lydia Emrick 0-1 2-2 2; Macy Singer 1-3 0-0 2; Taelyn Richards 1-4 0-0 2; Addison Fluharty 0-3 0-0 0; Mack Moles 0 0-0 0; Addison White 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-63 6-8 71.

Three-point field goals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Smith 2-6; Lahman 0-2; Abel 0-2; Dean 0-1. Totals 2-11; Parkersburg South: Shamblin 3-4; Owens 1-5; Yost 1-3; Richards 0-2; Singer 0-2; Fluharty 0-1; Schaffer 0-1;Totals 5-18.

Rebounds – Buckhannon-Upshur: Abel 7; Lahman 6; Davis 5; Dean 5; team 5; deadball 3; Egress 2; Hull 2. Totals 35; Parkersburg South: Shockey 8; Owens 6; Schaffer 4; Shamblin 4; Yost 4; Singer 3; Richards 1; deadball 1. Totals 31.

Assists – Buckhannon-Upshur: Lahman 5; Feather 1; Smith 1. Totals 7; Parkersburg South: Schaffer 8; Owens 3;  Shockey 3; Shamblin 1; Yost 1. Totals 16.

Steals – Buckhannon-Upshur: Dean 3; Smith 1; Hull 1. Totals 6; Parkersburg South: Schaffer 8; Owens 5; Richards 3; Shamblin 3; Shockey 2; Singer 2; Fluharty 1; Yost 1. Totals 25.

Blocked shots – Buckhannon-Upshur: None; Parkersburg South: None.

Turnovers – Buckhannon-Upshur: 27; Parkersburg South: 10.

Fouls – Buckhanon-Upshur: 9; Parkersburg South: 14.

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