Bears best McLean 66-59; Jenkins honored for 1,000 career points
In a rematch of the All "A" semi-final game, the Butler County Bears eased past the visiting McLean County Cougars on Saturday night in Morgantown. Butler County's margin of victory was essentially secured in the first half as the Bears outscored the Cougars 19-12 in the first quarter and 14-12 in the second. The teams played almost even basketball in the second half - McLean won the third 15-12, while the Bears slipped by 21-20 in the fourth.
There were two lead changes and three ties early in the contest. Butler County enjoyed it largest lead of 16 points (30-14) in the second quarter.
Butler County was led in scoring by senior Elijah Flener, who finished with 22 points; junior Trevor Jenkins added 12 points.
Trevor Jenkins was also recognized prior to the game by Coach Calvin Dockery for reaching 1,000 career points. Jenkins had actually scored his 1,000 point in Frankfort but was honored at the first home game.
MC12 12 15 20 59
BC19 14 12 21 66
Butler County (66): E. Flener 22, T. Jenkins 12, Z. Burden 9, B. Thomas 8, Z. Woodcock 7, A. Hudnall 6, A. Hall 2.
McLean County (59): J.A. Revelett 21, L. Murray 15, J. Engleheart 8, W. Dame 6, J. Hampton 6, W. Hudson 3.
Butler County (15-9) will return to action on Friday night on the road at Brownsville against 12th District foe Edmonson County in a boy-girl doubleheader. The Bears will tip at approximately 7:3o p.m. Fans can listen to the game on WLBQ 1570 AM on the radio or by streaming at www.beechtreenews.com (click on the radio icon at the top of the home page).