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BOYS' HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Bears defeat Edmonson County, Walden

MORGANTOWN - The Butler County Bears are on a three-game winning streak. Butler County posted back-to-back wins Friday-Saturday, beating 12th District boys' basketball rival Edmonson County and Walden. 

More on each matchup featuring the Bears follows. 

Butler County 75, Edmonson County 63: Butler County claimed a 12th District boys' basketball win on Friday night, defeating visiting Edmonson County 75-63.

Under the direction of head coach Calvin Dockery, Butler County claimed its second straight victory. 

With the win, Butler County improved to 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the 12th District.

Edmonson County dropped to 2-6 overall and 1-1 in the district with the loss. 

Butler County shot 50.9 percent (29-of-57) from the field. The Bears were 10-of-22 (45.5 percent) from 3-point range. 

Butler County won despite shooting only 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from the free throw line. 

Senior forward Jaden Hurt led Butler County to the win, scoring 24 points and pulling down seven rebounds. Hurt connected on 10 shots inside of the arc in the victory. 

Junior forward/guard Parker Rice accompanied Hurt in double figures for the Bears, scoring 21 points. Rice drained four of the Bears' 10 3-point field goals in the win.

Macauley Hampton scored seven points while Justin Elms, Jagger Henderson and Solomon Flener netted six points apiece for the Bears. 

Brody Hunt (two points), Hayden Hodge (two points) and Leevi McMillin (one point) accounted for the rest of Butler County's scoring in the district victory. 

Butler County 69, Walden 38: Butler County remained in the win column over the weekend, defeating host Walden 69-38 in a non-district boys' high school basketball game.

The Bears dealt Walden its first loss in the 2018-19 boys' high school basketball season. 

With the win, Butler County improved to 4-3.

Walden dropped to 7-1 with the loss. 

Butler County won convincingly despite shooting only 34.9 percent (22-of-63) from the field. The Bears were 9-of-27 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.

Butler County shot 55.2 percent (16-of-29) from the free throw line. 

Parker Rice led Butler County with a double-double, scoring 26 points and pulling down 12 rebounds, both of which were game-highs. 

Justin Elms accompanied Rice in double figures for the Bears, scoring 11 points. 

A dozen different players provided scoring for Butler County in the victory. The other scorers for Butler County were Jagger Henderson (seven points), Jordan McCrady (six points), Jaden Hurt (four points), Macauley Hampton (three points), Hayden Hodge (three points), Chance Castlen (two points), Zach Tutko (two points), Brody Hunt (two points), Braden Dockery (two points) and Leevi McMillin (one point) 

Butler County is due to visit Evangel Christian on Monday night. Tip-off for the Butler County-Evangel Christian boys' basketball game is set for 6 p.m.

 

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