Bears beat Breckinridge County, 74-56
MORGANTOWN - Remaining unbeaten early in the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season, Butler County pulled away to defeat visiting Breckinridge County 74-56 on Monday, Dec. 13.
With the win, Butler County moved to 5-0.
Butler County led 38-26 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half. The Bears led 57-45 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Butler County shot 47.5 percent (28-of-59) from the field. The Bears connected on seven-of-23 three-point field goal attempts, shooting 30.4 percent beyond the arc.
Butler County shot 78.6 percent (11-of-14) from the free throw line.
Lawson Rice and Jagger Henderson scored 18 points apiece to lead the Bears.
Accompanying Rice and Henderson in double figures in scoring for Butler County, Brody Hunt netted 15 points.
The additional scorers for Butler County in the win included Solomon Flener (six points), Isaac Dockery (five points), Zack Phelps (four points), Braden Dockery (three points), Colton Tichenor (three points) and Jay Peralta (two points).
Narrowly missing a double-double for Butler County, Rice collected nine rebounds.
Breckinridge County shot 40 percent (18-of-45) from the field. In a similar shooting performance, Breckinridge County shot 41.2 percent (seven-of-17) from three-point range.
The Fighting Tigers shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the free throw line.
Hunter Barr paced Breckinridge County, scoring a team-high 18 points for the Fighting Tigers.
The Bears are scheduled to visit Whitesville Trinity for a 12th District boys' basketball game on Thursday, Dec. 16. Tip-off for the upcoming 12th District boys' basketball game is set for 7:30 p.m. in Whitesville.
Bears knock off Ballard Memorial, 63-46
LA CENTER - Visiting Butler County pulled away to beat 1st Region member Ballard Memorial 63-46 in a boys' high school basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 11.
After notching the win, Butler County moved to 4-0.
Ballard Memorial dropped to 1-3 after suffering the loss.
Butler County shot 46.4 percent (26-of-56) from the field. The Bears shot 41.2 percent (seven-of-17) from three-point range.
Butler County finished four-of-nine from the free throw line.
The Bears used a balanced offensive effort to claim the victory. Butler County featured four scorers in double figures.
Braden Dockery scored 13 points to lead the Bears to the win. Dockery was three-of-five from three-point range.
Accompanying Dockery in double figures in scoring for Butler County, Brody Hunt and Solomon Flener netted 12 points apiece while Jagger Henderson contributed 10 points.
The additional scorers for Butler County in the victory were Isaac Dockery (six points), Lawson Rice (five points), Clayton Deweese (two points), Zack Phelps (two points) and Justin Castlen (one point).
Butler County is scheduled to host 3rd Region rival Breckinridge County at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 13.