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Bears top Apollo, 64-61

OWENSBORO - Winning on the road, Butler County topped 3rd Region rival Apollo 64-61 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 4.

Butler County improved to 10-3 after recording the win.

Longtime rivals, Butler County and Apollo battled in a non-district matchup.

The Bears carried a lead out of each quarter during the non-district matchup.

Starting strong, Butler County outscored Apollo 18-13 in the first quarter. The Bears led 28-23 at halftime and remained out in front heading into the final period. Butler County led 46-37 at the conclusion of the third quarter.

Brody Hunt poured in a game-high 25 points to lead Butler County to the win. Accompanying Hunt in double figures for the Bears, Jagger Henderson netted 14 points.

Narrowly missing double figures for Butler County, Solomon Flener chipped in nine points.

The additional scorers for Butler County in the non-district win included Isaac Dockery (six points), Lawson Rice (points) and Zack Phelps (four points).

Apollo shot 37.7 percent (23-of-61) from the field in the setback. The Eagles were seven-of-17 from three-point range, shooting 41.2 percent beyond the arc.

Eli Masterson scored a team-high 23 points to lead Apollo. Accompanying Masterson in double figures for the Eagles, Jaden Kelly contributed 14 points and Grant Smith added 11 points.

Following the three scorers in double figures, Jaren Stites (nine points) and Zjhan Tutt (four points) combined to round out Apollo's scoring effort.

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