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Bears knock off Whitesville Trinity, 64-57; advance to district championship

LEITCHFIELD - Butler County passed its first postseason test on Tuesday night, beating familiar foe Whitesville Trinity 64-57 in the 12th District Boys' Basketball Tournament Semifinals at Grayson County High School.

Determined Butler County claimed its 20th win in the 2019-20 boys' high school basketball season.

The Bears advanced to the district title game with the win while the loss eliminated Whitesville Trinity from the postseason. 

With the win, Butler County improved to 20-9. 

Whitesville Trinity dropped to 9-22 with the loss. 

Butler County shot 40.7 percent (22-of-54) from the field. The Bears were 4-of-14 from 3-point range.

Butler County finished 7-of-22 from the free throw line.

The Bears used a balanced offensive attack to notch the win.

Parker Rice paced Butler County with 15 points. Finishing directly behind Rice in scoring for the Bears, Leevi McMillin netted 14 points.

Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for the Bears, Solomon Flener netted nine points.

The additional scorers for Butler County were Zach Tutko (six points), Macauley Hampton (three points), Jonah Akers (two points), Jagger Henderson (two points), Brody Hunt (two points) and Trey Stovall (two points).

Butler County advanced to meet Grayson County in the 12th District boys' basketball championship game on Friday night. 


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