BOYS' H.S. BASKETBALL: Bears reel off three wins in Classic, move to 8-0
MORGANTOWN - Butler County reeled off three wins in the Hebrews 12 Coffee Christmas Classic to move to 8-0 in the 2019-20 boys' high school basketball season.
Reaching a milestone during the Hebrews 12 Coffee Christmas Classic, Butler County head coach Calvin Dockery recorded his 100th career win.
The Bears notched wins over Hickman County, Todd County Central and McLean County during the holiday event.
More on Butler County's run in the Hebrews 12 Coffee Christmas Classic follows.
Butler County 76, Hickman County 42: Host Butler County pulled away to beat Hickman County 76-42 in the opening round of the Hebrews 12 Coffee Christmas Classic on Friday.
The Bears were 10-of-16 from 3-point range, shooting 62.5 percent beyond the arc. Offensive-heavy Butler County shot 55.1 percent (27-of-49) from the field.
Parker Rice scored 20 points to lead Butler County to the victory. Rice was 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He was the only Butler County player to reach double figures in scoring.
Following Rice, Jagger Henderson, Hayden Hodge and Solomon Flener netted nine points apiece for the Bears.
Leevi McMillin and Brody Hunt chipped in eight points apiece as the Bears prevailed.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Tyler Lynch (four points), Zach Tutko (three points), Braden Dockery (two points), Macauley Hampton (two points) and Isaac Dockery (two points).
Butler County 68, Todd County Central 62: Four players reached double figures in the scoring column as Butler County held on to beat Todd County Central 68-62 in the Hebrews 12 Coffee Christmas Classic on Saturday.
Butler County shot 51.1 percent (24-of-47) from the field. The Bears were 6-of-15 (40 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 87.5 percent (14-of-16) form the free throw line.
Parker Rice scored 19 points to lead Butler County to the win. Accompanying Rice in double figures in scoring for the Bears, Solomon Flener and Leevi McMillin netted 12 points apiece while Brody Hunt posted 10 points.
Butler County featured eight different scorers as Jagger Henderson (eight points), Macauley Hampton (three points), Hayden Hodge (two points) and Zach Tutko (two points) contributed offensively.
Butler County 51, McLean County 48 (OT): Determined Butler County outlasted McLean County 51-48 in overtime in the Hebrews 12 Coffee Classic on Saturday.
Parker Rice poured in a game-high 27 points to lead Butler County to the victory.
Leevi McMillin recorded a double-double for the Bears, scoring 10 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.
Butler County shot 44.4 percent (20-of-45) from the field. The Bears were 5-for-14 (35.7 percent) from 3-point range.
The other scorers for Butler County in the hard-fought win were Zach Tutko (six points), Solomon Flener (four points), Hayden Hodge (two points) and Isaac Dockery (two points).
Butler County (8-0) is scheduled to visit Boyle County for its next game at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30.