Bears notch back-to-back wins over Caverna, Cloverport
The Butler County Bears returned to the win column earlier in the week. The Bears notched back-to-back wins over Caverna and Cloverport Monday-Tuesday, winning a pair of matchups convincingly.
More on the Bears' back-to-back wins follows.
Butler County 77, Cloverport 27: Posting its most convincing win thus far in the 2018-19 boys' high school basketball season, Butler County rolled past host Cloverport 77-27 on Tuesday night.
With the win, Butler County improved to 10-6.
Butler County shot 56.1 percent (23-of-57) from the field. The Bears were 8-of-21 (38.1 percent) from 3-point range
Butler County shot 45.5 percent (5-of-11) from the free throw line.
Parker Rice poured in a game-high 25 points to lead Butler County to the convincing victory. Accompanying Rice in double figures for the Bears, Hayden Hodge added 25 points.
Macauley Hampton (eight points), Leevi McMilin (six points), Isaac Dockery (six points), Solomon Flener (six points), Jaden Hurt (four points), Jagger Henderson (three points) Trey Stovall (three points), Brody Hunt (two points), Chance Castlen (two points) and Zach Tutko (two points) accounted for the rest of the Bears' individual scoring.
Castlen led Butler County inside, securing a game-high seven rebounds.
Butler County 81, Caverna 62: Three days after dropping a 12th District game to Grayson County, Butler County in its first outing since the setback, pulled away to beat host Caverna on Monday night.
Butler County shot 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the field. The Bears were 8-of-22 (36.4 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 61.9 percent (13-of-21) from the free throw line.
Four Butler County players reached double figures in the scoring column. Justin Elms led the Bears with a game-high 21 points. Following Elms in double figures for the Bears, Parker Rice scored 18 points.
Solomon Flener recorded a double-double for the Bears, tallying 12 points and recording 11 rebounds.
Accompanying three of his teammates in double figures, Leevi McMillin delivered 10 points for the Bears.
The other scorers for Butler County in the win were Jaden Hurt (seven points), Brody Hunt (five points), Macauley Hampton (four points), Chance Castlen (two points) and Zach Tutko (two points).
Drew Rhodes and Zyier Yates paced Caverna with 15 points apiece. Also reaching double figures in scoring for the Colonels, Tony Spears tossed in 12 points.