Bears pull away to beat Thomas Nelson, 83-59
MORGANTOWN — Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Thomas Nelson 83-59 in a boys' high school basketball regular season finale on Thursday, Feb. 17.
Following the win, Butler County improved to 16-10.
The Bears moved ahead early and forced Thomas Nelson to play from behind throughout the boys' high school basketball matchup.
Butler County shot 56.7 percent (38-of-67) from the field. The Bears connected on five of 16 three-point field goal attempts.
Butler County featured four scorers in double figures.
Solomon Flener scored 20 points to lead Butler County to the convincing victory. Accompanying Flener in double figures for the Bears, Lawson Rice scored 20 points while Jagger Henderson and Brody Hunt netted 14 points apiece.
Hunt recorded a double-double, pulling down 12 rebounds. Narrowly missing a double-double, Henderson hauled in nine rebounds.
Contributing to Butler County's win, Zack Phelps (six points), Isaac Dockery (four points), Colton Tichenor (two points) and Clayton Deweese (two points) provided the rest of the Bears' scoring.
The Bears are scheduled to face Grayson County in the semifinals of the 12th District Boys' Basketball Tournament at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22.