Bears come up short to Edmonson County in overtime
BROWNSVILLE - Visiting Butler County faltered as Edmonson County pulled away to win 65-59 in overtime in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 22.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 0-4 overall and opened 0-1 in the 12th District.
Butler County shot 33.3 percent (24-of-72) from the field. The Bears were 7-of-31 from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the free throw line.
Solomon Flener led Butler County with a double-double, scoring 23 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
Joining Flener in double figures in scoring for Butler County, Jagger Henderson added 15 points and Brody Hunt contributed 11 points.
Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Hayden Hodge posted seven points, Leevi McMillin two points and Luke Laughing one point.
Edmonson County improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the district with the win.
Homestanding Edmonson County shot 50 percent (24-of-48) from the field. The Wildcats were 7-of-16 (43.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Edmonson County shot 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the free throw line.
The Wildcats outrebounded the Bears 32-30 in the 12th District matchup.
Edmonson County featured four scorers in double figures.
Jon Smith led Edmonson County to the win, scoring a team-high 19 points for the Wildcats.
Following Smith in double figures in scoring for Edmonson County, Trace Taylor netted 17 points.
Chaz Wilson delivered a double-double for Edmonson County, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.
Behind Wilson, Gavin Rose added 10 points for the Wildcats.
Rounding out Edmonson County's individual scoring, Isaiah Johnson and Lane Lindsey netted two points apiece.
The Bears are scheduled to host Grayson County for another 12th District boys' basketball game at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25.
Bears lose home opener to Muhlenberg County
MORGANTOWN - Butler County was limited offensively during its home opener as Muhlenberg County pulled away to win 54-39 on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 0-3.
Butler County shot 34.1 percent (14-of-41) from the field. The Bears were 2-of-12 from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 56.2 percent (9-of-16) from the free throw line.
Brody Hunt paced Butler County, scoring 10 points for the Bears. Hunt was the only Butler County player to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Solomon Flener netted eight points for the Bears while Hayden Hodge and Leevi McMillin posted seven points apiece.
Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Jagger Henderson and Isaac Dockery contributed four points and three points, respectively.
With the win, Muhlenberg County moved to 3-0.
Muhlenberg County shot 41.3 percent (19-of-46) from the field. The Mustangs were 6-of-18 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Muhlenberg County shot 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the free throw line.
Nash Divine led Muhlenberg County, scoring a game-high 17 points for the Mustangs. Divine was 3-of-7 from 3-point range.
Accompanying Divine in double figures in scoring for the Mustangs, Cole Vincent netted 11 points.
Nearly reaching double figures, Donovan McCoy added nine points for the Mustangs.
The additional scorers for Muhlenberg County in the victory were Asher Carver (seven points), Brayden Lovan (six points), Davion Summers (three points) and Isaac Rose (one point).