Bears top Gatlinburg-Pittman, 66-63
GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Determined Butler County topped host Gatlinburg-Pittman 66-63 in the opening round of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic on Monday, Dec. 20.
Following the win, Butler County improved to 6-1.
Butler County shot 44.6 percent (29-of-65) from the field. The Bears connected on three of 16 three-point field goal attempts.
Butler County, which featured three scorers in double figures, shot 55.6 percent (five-of-nine) from the free throw line.
Thriving inside, Butler County pulled down 41 rebounds.
Jagger Henderson and Lawson Rice scored 20 points apiece to lead the Bears.
Providing a double-double for Butler County, Brody Hunt netted 18 points.
Chipping in offensively for the Bears, Solomon Flener added four points while Isaac Dockery and Colton Tichenor contributed two points apiece.