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Bears beat Carlisle County, 54-39

OWENSBORO - Butler County defeated Carlisle County 54-39 in the opening round of the Independence Bank Classic at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Wednesday, Dec. 29. 

The Bears connected on 20 of 63 field goal attempts in the victory.

Lawson Rice scored 17 points to lead Butler County to the win. Accompanying Rice in double figures for the Bears, Isaac Dockery netted 12 points.

In addition to the two scorers in double figures, Jagger Henderson (eight points), Solomon Flener (seven points), Braden Dockery (four points), Colton Tichenor (three points) and Brody Hunt (three points) contributed offensively for the Bears. 

Flener paced Butler County inside, hauling down 11 rebounds. 

Isaiah Keeling and Garrett Hayden combined to lead Carlisle County, scoring 14 points apiece for the Comets. Hayden recorded a double-double for Carlisle County, grabbing 10 rebounds. 

The additional scorers for Carlisle County included Zack Grogan (six points), Evan Oliver (four points) and Kolby Martin (one point). 


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