Bears goes 2-1, heading to Edmonson Co.
Fri, 31/01/2020 - 4:29pm — Steve Lemaster
Bears drop game at Muhlenberg County
GREENVILLE - Butler County was denied a win on the road during its latest outing. Nash Divine scored 20 points to lead Muhlenberg County over visiting Butler County 71-65 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday night.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 16-5.
Muhlenberg County improved to 11-10 with the win.
Accompanying Divine in double figures for the Mustangs, Cole Vincent contributed 12 points and Noah Phillips posted 10 points.
Muhlenberg County shot 48.3 percent (28-of-58) from the field. The Mustangs were 8-of-15 (53.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Muhlenberg County went 7-of-14 from the free throw line in the victory.
The Mustangs moved ahead early, outscoring Butler County 21-12 in the opening quarter. Muhlenberg County led 32-27 at halftime and managed to edge the visiting team 18-17 in the final frame.
Butler County shot 44.4 percent (24-of-54) from the field. The Bears were 4-of-15 (26.7 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 65 percent (13-of-20) from the free throw line.
Parker Rice led Butler County with a game-high 28 points. Joining Rice in double figures for the Bears, Jagger Henderson netted 11 points and Leevi McMillin added 10 points.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Brody Hunt (seven points), Hayden Hodge (five points) and Solomon Flener (four points).
Butler County is scheduled to visit Edmonson County for a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday night. Tip-off for the Butler County-Edmonson County boys' basketball game is set for 7:30 p.m.
Bears notch back-to-back wins over Whitesville Trinity, Caverna
MORGANTOWN - Butler County notched back-to-back boys' high school basketball wins Friday, Jan. 24-Saturday, Jan. 25, beating both 12th District rival Whitesville Trinity and Caverna.
A look at each win for the Bears follows.
Butler County 63, Whitesville Trinity 58: Visiting Butler County managed to upend Whitesville Trinity 63-58 in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 24.
Brody Hunt and Parker Rice scored 19 points apiece to lead Butler County to the victory. Hunt was 4-of-7 from 3-point range in the win.
Butler County County shot 43.5 percent (29-of-46) from the field. The Bears were 6-of-19 (31.6 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 68 percent (17-of-25) from the free throw line.
Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for the Bears, Jagger Henderson netted nine points.
Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Leevi McMillin and Solomon Flener chipped in eight points apiece.
McMillin led Butler County on the backboards, grabbing nine rebounds.
The Bears outbrebounded Whitesville Trinity 28-24.
Whitesville Trinity shot 50 percent (24-of-48) from the field. However, Whitesville Trinity shot only 15.4 percent (2-of-13) from 3-point range.
The Raiders shot 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from the free throw line.
Denver Dickens paced Whitesville Trinity with 15 points. Accompanying Dickens in double figures for the Raiders, Landon Hall added 13 points and Ethan Howard contributed 12 points. Hall recorded a double-double, pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds.
Combining to round out the Raiders' individual scoring were Brenden Wathen (seven points), Landon Huff (six points) and Elijah Boarman (five points).
Butler County 79, Caverna 66: Host Butler County notched its third straight win over the weekend, pulling away to beat Caverna 79-66 on Saturday.
Butler County shot 43.5 percent (30-of-69) from the field. The Bears were 6-of-18 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 56.5 percent (13-of-23) from the free throw line.
Parker Rice scored a game-high 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Bears. Rice was 8-of-12 from the free throw line.
Following Rice in double figures in scoring for the Bears, Hayden Hall netted 20 points. Hall was 10-of-14 from the field.
Thriving inside, Butler County outrebounded Caverna 38-27.
Butler County featured three scorers in double figures as Jagger Henderson posted 11 points.
Narrowly missing a double-double for the Bears, Leevi McMillin netted nine points and claimed a game-high 12 rebounds.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Isaac Dockery (five points), Brody Hunt (five points), Solomon Flener (four points) and Zach Tutko (two points).
Caverna shot 44.8 percent (26-of-58) from the field. The Colonels were 7-of-13 (53.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Caverna shot 100 percent (7-of-7) from the free throw line.
Deshante Richardson scored a game-high 26 points to lead the Colonels. Richardson was 8-of-15 from inside the arc.
Finishing behind Richardson in scoring for Caverna, Drew Rhodes tossed in 22 points. Rhodes was 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
Delivering a double-double for the Colonels, Jaxton Dunagan scored 15 points and snatch 13 rebounds.