Elkins, B-UMS split tilts

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins Middle School defenders Lauren D’Angelo, left, and Laney Fletcher, right, converge on Buckhannon-Upshur’s Rosie Shackleford during junior varsity action Tuesday night at the EMS gymnasium.

ELKINS — The Elkins Middle School girls varsity squad dropped a 50-26 decision to Buckhannon-Upshur Tuesday night at the EMS gymnasium.

The Lady Little Bucs stormed out to a 29-20 halftime lead and outscored the Lady Hornets, 21-6, in the second half.

“We knew Buckhannon was going to bring pressure and we had to take care of the ball,” EMS coach Clint Bennett said. “For the most part our halfcourt defense was good but the amount of turnovers that led to easy layups was the difference.

“The girls are ready to get back to work and correct the fixable mistakes.

Autumn Lane and Emerson Haddix had eight points each for EMS. Gracelin Corley added six.

Kenna Maxwell scored 13, Cat Neely 11 and Lexi Kelly 10 for B-UMS.

EMS took the junior varsity game, 19-9, as Corley scored six, Addy Cogar five and Laney Fletcher four.

Anna Grace Lantz led the Little Lady Bucs with five.

“It was a great team win for us,” Bennett said. “We attacked the pressure, got some great shots and our defense was solid.”

Elkins will return to action Thursday at East Fairmont, with JV action starting at 6 p.m.

Middle school boys

TENNERTON – Elkins Middle School split a pair of games against Buckhannon-Upshur on Tuesday night.

The Hornets lost the varsity contest, 50-35.

Ben Baines had 14 points for EMS and Zack Boring netted 19 for the Little Bucs.

“We just couldn’t finish in the first half,” Hornet coach Doug Boggs said. “We had too many missed layups.

“In the second half we had to play catch up.”

The EMS varsity is now 1-2.

EMS took the junior varsity contest by a 27-20 score to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Brock Holland had eight points and Griffin Boggs chipped in with seven for the Hornets.

EMS will make its home debut on Thursday against East Fairmont.

Junior varsity action will tip off at 6 p.m., followed by the varsity encounter.