Bears drop games to Metcalfe County, Glasgow
Thu, 29/11/2018 - 8:06pm — Steve Lemaster
MORGANTOWN - Butler County opened the 2018-19 boys' high school basketball season with back-to-back losses, falling to Metcalfe County and Glasgow.
However, Butler County showed potential in its season opener.
Visiting Metcalfe County managed to pull away to beat Butler County 89-71 in a boys' high school basketball season opener on Monday night (Nov. 26).
Following the loss in the season opener, Butler County was unable to work its way into the win column around 24 hours later. Host Glasgow defeated the Bears 79-41 on Tuesday night (Nov. 27).
More on each game follows.
Metcalfe County 89, Butler County 71: Butler County was 8-of-20 (40 percent) from 3-point range and shot 77.8 percent (21-of-27) at the free throw line but couldn't fend off Metcalfe County as the visiting team prevailed 89-71 on Monday night.
Metcalfe County was 25-of-30 (83.3 percent) from the free throw line and featured four scorers in double figures.
Blake Sharp led an extremely balanced Metcalfe County offensive effort, scoring 22 points. Boston Devore scored 18 points while Trevor Fields and Tyler London netted 16 points apiece for the Hornets in the victory.
Narrowly missing double figures for Metcalfe County in the scoring column, Peyton Dial added nine points.
Devore and London pulled down seven rebounds apiece as Metcalfe County won.
Parker Rice scored a game-high 25 points to lead Butler County. Accompanying Rice in double figures for the Bears, Jaden Hurt scored 16 points and Justin Elms netted 12 points.
Other scorers for Butler County in the setback were Leevi McMillin (six points), Solomon Flener (six points), Zach Tutko (two points), Jagger Henderson (two points), Wyatt Dean (one point) and Hayden Hodge (one point).
Hurt led Butler County on the backboards, grabbing seven rebounds. Rice and Hodge followed Hurt in the key category, claiming five rebounds apiece.
Glasgow 79, Butler County 41: The Bears were unable to land in the win column on Tuesday as homestanding Glasgow pulled away to win 79-41 in an early-season boys' high school matchup.
Parker Rice scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead the Bears. Rice was the only Butler County player to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Butler County was 14-of-23 (60.9 percent) from the free throw line. The Bears were limited to a dozen field goals, three of which came from beyond the arc.
Other scorers for Butler County were Jagger Henderson (seven points), Justin Elms (six points), Jaden Hurt (six points), Solomon Flener (three points) , Hayden Hodge (two points) and Leevi McMillin (one point).
The Bears are scheduled to visit Lyon County on Friday night (Nov. 30).