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Bears fall to Grayson County in district tournament semifinals

Photo by Journey Hixenbaugh

MORGANTOWN - Butler County faltered late as Grayson County battled back from behind to win 49-45 in the semifinals of the 12th District Boys' Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 22. 

The loss eliminated Butler County from the boys' high school basketball postseason.

Following the win, Grayson County advanced to the 12th District Boys' Basketball Tournament title game. 

Prior to faltering, Butler County led 35-21 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. 

Starting strong, Butler County outscored Grayson County 19-10 in the first quarter. 

The Bears led 25-15 at halftime and remained in control early in the second half.

Prior to Grayson County's comeback, Butler County led 35-28 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

But the Cougars thrived late, completing a successful comeback bid to claim the victory. 

River Blanton led Grayson County to the win. Recording a double-double, Blanton scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds.

Accompanying Blanton in double figures for the Cougars, Keegan Sharp scored 11 points. 

Narrowly missing double figures for Grayson County, Dylan Horn scored nine points.

The additional scorers for Grayson County (13-14) in the come-from-behind win were Brayden Childress (four points), Jack Logsdon (three points), Chandler McCrady (two points) and Hunter Tomes (two points). 

Butler County shot 42.5 percent (17-of-40) from the field in the season-ending setback. The Bears shot 38.5 percent (five-of-13) from three-point range.

Butler County shot 54.5 percent (six-of-11) from the free throw line.

Jagger Henderson scored 13 points to lead the Bears. Accompanying Henderson in double figures for Butler County, Brody Hunt netted 11 points.

Narrowly missing double figures for the Bears, Isaac Dockery added nine points.

Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Lawson Rice and Solomon Flener contributed seven points and five points, respectively. 

Hunt paced Butler County inside, pulling down seven rebounds. 

Butler County exited the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season 16-11. 


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