Balanced Bears beat Whitesville Trinity, 83-66
MORGANTOWN - Parker Rice scored 17 points to lead four Butler County players in double figures in scoring as the Bears beat visiting Whitesville Trinity 83-66 on Friday night.
Longtime rivals, Butler County and Whitesville Trinity met in a 12th District boys' basketball game.
With the win, Butler County improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the 12th District.
Whitesville Trinity dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in the district with the loss.
Accompanying Rice in double figures in scoring for the Bears, Hayden Hodge netted 15 points, Leevi McMillin posted 14 points and Solomon Flener contributed 11 points.
Butler County carried a lead out of each quarter. The Bears outscored Whitesville Trinity 22-15 in the opening period.
Host Butler County led 38-30 at halftime and finished strong, outscoring Whitesville Trinty 26-18 in the final quarter.
Jagger Henderson (seven points), Zach Tutko (six points), Macauley Hampton (four points), Brody Hunt (four points), Isaac Dockery (three points) and Tyler Lynch (two points) combined to round out the Bears' individual scoring.
Sharing game-high scoring honors with Rice, Ethan Howard paced Whitesville Trinity with 17 points. Whitesville Trinity featured three scorers in double figures. Kevin Foster tossed in 12 points for the Raiders while Denver Dickens netted 10 points.
Brenden Wathen and Landon Huff each finished one shot short of reaching double figures in scoring for Whitesville Trinity, contributing eight points apiece.
Butler County is scheduled to visit Whitesville Trinity for a 12th District boys' basketball game on January 24.