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Bears defeat Daviess County, 63-49

OWENSBORO - Visiting Butler County pulled away to defeat Daviess County 63-49 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

Butler County, which moved to 3-0 after notching the win, shot 47.5 percent (19-of-40) from the field. The Bears shot 40 percent (six-of-15) from three-point range. 

A contender for the 12th Region boys' basketball championship, Butler County shot 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the free throw line in the winning effort. 

Lawson Rice led four Butler County players in double figures in scoring, netting 15 points.

Accompanying Rice in double figures for the Bears, Brody Hunt added 13 points, Solomon Flener delivered 11 points and Jagger Henderson provided 10 points.

Nearly reaching double figures for the Bears, Isaac Dockery chipped in nine points.

Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Braden Dockery and Zack Phelps contributed three points and two points, respectively. 

Rice nearly recorded a double-double, pulling down nine rebounds.

Daviess County struggled offensively, shooting 28.6 percent (16-of-56) from the field. The Panthers shot 27.3 percent (six of 22) from three-point range.

Daviess County shot 84.6 percent (11-of-13) from the free throw line.

Devonte McCampbell and Jonathan Moss combined to pace Daviess County offensively, scoring 11 points and 10 points, respectively. 

Butler County is scheduled to visit Whitesville Trinity for a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Dec. 10. Tip-off for the Butler County-Whitesville Trinity boys' basketball matchup is set for 7:45 p.m..


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