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Musselman too much for B-U girls

December 3, 2012
Compiled by Jesse Skiles - Sports correspondent , The Inter-Mountain

INWOOD - Buckhannon-Upshur lost a 37-32 decision to Musselman on Saturday.

The Lady Bucs traveled to the Eastern Panhandle the morning after a physical contest at Lewis County on Friday night..

"Considering the circumstances, I think we played very well," B-U coach Tristan Gray said. "We fought hard and kept them from hitting a field goal in the fourth quarter. If they had not hit their free throws down the stretch, we would have had an opportunity to pull of the win."

Musselman led 15-13 at the half and the game remained close throughout. B-U was led by a double-double performance from sophomore Megan Wilfong, who led with team highs of 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Lady Bucs (1-2) will entertain Webster County at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

High school wrestling

PARKERS?BURG - Buckhannon-Upshur opened its wrestling season Saturday, facing some of the state's toughest competition in a tri-match at the famed Oldham Fieldhouse at Parkersburg South High School.

The event was contested in the "double-dual" format, as the Bucs were defeated by the host Patriots 60-18 and Ripley, 30-46.

Brandon Tenney captured a pair of victories in the 106-pound class, with Daniel Nolte also going 2-0 on the day at 220. Three other B-U regulars won against Ripley - Joey Shreves (113), Dakota Linger (132) and Will Baxa (160). Returning state runner-up Seth Cutright joined Tenney and Nolte with wins against the powerful Parkersburg South team, earning a win in the 152-pound division.

B-U will travel to Lewis County on Wednesday.

College track

MORGANTOWN - West Virginia Wesleyan's track team participated in the WVU Marty Pushkin Classic Saturday afternoon.

The Bobcats placed in several events in the meet that featured six teams. The legendary Coach Pushkin was in attendance at the Shell Building.

Freshmen Jordan Tate was the top individual finisher for the Wesleyan women, placing second in the high jump at 5'4.

The relay team of Ali Johnson, Ashli Knotts, Adrian Cunningham and Amber Stewart placed second in the 4x400 relay. Stephon Knox produced a pair of victories in the open 60 (6.97) and the 60-hurdles (8.30). Eric Myers won the shot put with a toss of 53'3.

College swimming

BUCKHANNON - West Virginia Wesleyan defeated Frostburg 210-125 in combined scoring Saturday in swim action.

The Wesleyan men came out on top 101-61, with the women almost producing and identical advantage at 109-64.

Wesleyan's women won five individual races and two relays. Individually, Tosha Saltis won the 200 freestyle, Rachel Bailer the 100 breaststroke and 200 IM, Becca Vauhgan the 100 fly, Carson Cunningham the 100 backstroke and Ellen Denton the 100 free. The winning relay teams included the 200 medley unit of Cunningham, Bailer, Emma Sorsaia and Rachael Kelly, and the 200-free relay team of Vaughan, Saltis, Denton and Kim Stephens.

Six different Wesleyan men won individual races, with one relay touching the wall first. The individual winners included Steven Siebert (200 free), Thomas Bartleman (50 free), Mark Mattis (200 IM), Rodrigo Saldanha (100 free), Cameron Smith (100 backstroke) and Phil Fisher (500 free).

The winning relay was the 200 medley quartet of Saldanha, Bartleman, Mattis and Max Garner.



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