Bears edge Metcalfe County, fall to Breckinridge County
MORGANTOWN - The Butler County boys' basketball team split its first two games in the new year, edging Metcalfe County before falling to Breckinridge County.
Butler County 69, Metcalfe County 67: Parker Rice poured in 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to record a double-double and lead Butler county over host Metcalfe County 69-67 in a boys' high school basketball game on Saturday (Jan. 4).
Rice led all players in scoring and rebounding.
Butler County shot 50 percent (29-of-58) from the field. The Bears were 9-of-18 from the free throw line, connecting on half of their foul shots.
Butler County featured three scorers in double figures. Solomon Flener netted 14 points for the Bears while teammate Levi McMillin added 10 points. Flener pulled down 11 rebounds to record a double-double of his own in the winning effort. Narrowly missing a double-double, McMillin claimed nine rebounds.
The Bears dominated inside, outrebounding Metcalfe County 42-20.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Jagger Henderson (six points), Hayden Hodge (four points), Macauley Hampton (three points) and Brody Hunt (two points).
Metcalfe County shot 50 percent (26-of-52) from the field in the setback. The Hornets were 8-of-19 (42.1 percent) from 3-point range.
Metcalfe County shot 46.7 percent (7-of-15) from the free throw line.
Boston Devore (23 points), Peyton Dial (19 points) and Wyatt Fields (10 points) combined to lead Metcalfe County in the loss.
Breckinridge County 69, Butler County 57: Visiting Butler County fell behind and couldn't battle back as Breckinridge County pulled away to win 69-57 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 9-2.
Breckinridge County improved to 9-3 with the win.
Breckinridge County shot 42.9 percent (24-of-56) from the field. The Fighting Tigers were 5-of-13 (38.5 percent) from 3-point range.
Breckinridge County shot 88.9 percent (16-of-18) from the free throw line.
Kaevdon Mitchell paced Breckinridge County with a game-high 23 points. Mitchell was 9-for-9 from the free throw line.
Three Breckinridge County players reached double figures in the scoring column as Justin Shrewsberry netted 19 points and Kason Morris contributed 16 points.
Butler County shot 39.7 percent (23-of-58) from the field. The Bears were 6-of-19 (31.6 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 62.5 percent (5-of-8) from the free throw line.
Solomon Flener paced Butler County with a team-best 17 points. Parker Rice was the only other Butler County player to reach double figures in scoring, posting 14 points for the Bears.
The other scorers for Butler County were Leevi McMillin (seven points), Brody Hunt (six points), Jagger Henderson (four points), Isaac Dockery (three points), Zach Tutko (two points), Macauley Hampton (two points) and Hayden Hodge (two points).
Butler County is scheduled to host rival Grayson County for a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday night. Tip-off for the Butler County-Grayson County boys' basketball game is set for 7:30 p.m.