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Bears drop heartbreaker to Owensboro Catholic

MORGANTOWN - Butler County nearly overcame a double digit deficit to win over the weekend. However, visiting Owensboro Catholic managed to edge the Bears 50-48 in a boys' high school basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 18. 

Butler County suffered its first loss in the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season, slipping to 5-1. 

Determined Owensboro Catholic won for the third time in four games, improving to 3-5. 

Owensboro Catholic, which led 30-15 at halftime, featured three scorers in double figures. 

Ji Webb scored a game-high18 points to lead Owensboro Catholic to the win.

Accompanying Webb in double figures for the Aces, Parker Gray added 14 points and Tut Carrico contributed 12 points. 

Rounding out Owensboro Catholic's individual scoring, Luke Beickman, Reid Clark and Mitchell Sims chipped in two points apiece. 

Solomon Flener paced Butler County, scoring a team-high 15 points for the Bears. Joining Flener in double figures for the Bears, Jagger Henderson and Lawson Rice contributed 12 points apiece.

Braden Dockery (three points), Isaac Dockery (three points), Brody Hunt (two points) and Zack Phelps (one point) combined to round out the Bears' individual scoring. 

Butler County is scheduled to face host Gatlinburg-Pittman in the Smokey Mountain Classic at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 20. 


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