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Bears defeat Franklin-Simpson, fall to McLean County

MORGANTOWN - In boys' high school basketball, Butler County knocked off Franklin-Simpson prior to falling to McLean County.
More on each matchup featuring the Bears follows. 
 
Butler County 70, Franklin-Simpson 64: Hayden Hodge and Brody Hunt scored 15 points apiece to lead Butler County over visiting Franklin-Simpson 70-64 in a boys' high school basketball game on Monday night.
Hodge and Hunt combined to finish 11-of-13 from inside the arc.
Five Butler County players reached double figures in scoring. Parker Rice netted 12 points for the Bears while Solomon Flener and Leevi McMillin posted 10 points apiece. 
Butler County shot 54.2 percent (26-of-48) from the field. The Bears were 5-of-15 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 92.9 percent (13-of-14) from the free throw line. 
Inside, Butler County outrebounded Franklin-Simpson 28-24. 
Zach Tutko and Macauley Hampton rounded out the Bears' individual scoring, chipping in five points and three points, respectively. 
McMillin led Butler County inside, pulling down nine rebounds. 
Franklin-Simpson shot 42.3 percent (22-of-52) from the field. The Wildcats were 7-of-23 (30.4 percent) from 3-point range.
Franklin-Simpson shot 81.2 percent (13-of-16) from the free throw line. 
Kyjuan Stutzman paced Franklin-Simpson with a game-high 16 points. Accompanying Stutzman in double figures in scoring for the Wildcats, DeMarco Chatman added 15 points while Tedric Partinger and Andreyous Miller contributed 10 points apiece. 
The additional scorers for Franklin-Simpson were Jalen Briscoe (six pints), Dawson Knight (five points) and Logan Lacouture (two points). 
 
McLean County 74, Butler County 69: Host Butler County slipped back into the loss column as McLean County prevailed 74-69 in a boys' high school basketball game on Thursday night. 
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 18-8. 
McLean County improved to 16-10 with the win. 
Logan Patterson scored a game-high 24 points and Jacob Clark added 20 points as McLean County notched the win. 
Accompanying Patterson and Clark in double figures in scoring for the Cougars, Isaac Springer contributed 15 points. 
Brady Dame added eight points for McLean County and led the Cougars inside, grabbing 10 rebounds. 
Trey Englehardt and Brayden Bishop rounded out McLean County's individual scoring, tossing in four points and three points, respectively. 
Solomon Flener and Parker Rice paced Butler County with 17 points apiece. Joining Flener and Rice in double figures in scoring for the Bears, Leevi McMillin netted 12 points.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Zach Tutko (eight points), Hayden Hodge (seven points), Brody Hunt (four points) and Isaac Dockery (three points). 
 
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