Bears drop season opener to Owensboro
MORGANTOWN - Butler County fell behind early and couldn't recover from its slow start as Owensboro pulled away to win 84-55 in a boys' high school basketball season opener on Monday, Jan. 4.
The Red Devils shot 52.2 percent (36-of-69) from the field. Owensboro was 4-of-12 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.
The Red Devils shot 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the free throw line.
Controlling the backboards, Owensboro outrebounded Butler County 41-27.
Owensboro featured four scorers in double figures. Amari Robinson-Wales scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Red Devils. Accompanying Robinson-Wales in double figures in scoring for Owensboro, Chris Glover added 13 points, Devonte McCampbell 12 points and Kenyatta Carbon 11 points.
Dylon Talbott (seven points), Matthew Brown (seven points), Cayman Powell (seven points), Jalen Hinton (six points), Talas Taylor (two points) and Ethan Pendleton (two points) were the additional scorers for the Red Devils.
The Bears shot 34 percent (18-of-53) from the field. Butler County was 8-of-21 (38.1 percent) from 3-point range.
The Bears shot 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from the free throw line.
Jagger Henderson scored a team-high 16 points to lead Butler County. Accompanying Henderson double figures in scoring for the Bears, Brody Hunt netted 13 points and Hayden Hodge added 12 points.
Leevi McMillin chipped in six points for the Bears while Carson Miller, Braden Dockery, Solomon Flener and Lawson Rice contributed two points apiece.
McMillin paced Butler County inside, pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds.