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Bears fall to Muhlenberg County in OT

GREENVILLE — Butler County fell short on the road as Muhlenberg County held on to win 54-53 in overtime on Tuesday, Jan. 25. 

Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 11-6.

Butler County started strong, doubling up Muhlenberg County 14-7 in the first quarter. The Bears led 27-18 at halftime and carried momentum out of the break.

Remaining out in front early in the second half, Butler County led 38-31 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 
But Muhlenberg County battled back, tying the game 40-40 late in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs and Bears concluded regulation tied 46-46. 

Finishing strong, Muhlenberg County outscored Butler County 8-7 in overtime to claim the win. 

Muhlenberg County (9-7) shot 42.3 percent (22-of-52) from the field. The Mustangs connected on five of 18 three-point field goal attempts.

Muhlenberg County won despite shooting only 33.3 percent (five-of-15) from the free throw line. 

Cole Vincent recorded a double-double to lead Muhlenberg County to the victory. Vincent scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the Mustangs. 

Accompanying Vincent in double figures in scoring for Muhlenberg County, Trey Lovell contributed 11 points.

Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for the Mustangs, Brayden Lovan netted nine points. 

The additional scorers for Muhlenberg County included Kadin Ray (seven points), Davion Summers (three points), Maddox Jernigan (two points), Donovan McCoy (two points) and Chandler Moore (two points). 

Lawson Rice scored 14 points to lead the Bears. Accompanying Rice in double figures for Butler County, Brody Hunt netted 13 points. 

Narrowly missing double figures for the Bears, Isaac Dockery scored nine points and Jagger Henderson tallied eight points.

Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Solomon Flener and Braden Dockery chipped in six points and three points, respectively. 

Butler County is scheduled to host Whitesville Trinity for a 12th District boys' basketball game at 7:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. 


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