Butler County sweeps Whitesville Trinity
WHITESVILLE — Winning on the road, Butler County swept Whitesville Trinity in a 12th District basketball doubleheader Friday, Jan. 27.
BEARS: Butler County 71, Whitesville Trinity 66 (OT): Ty Price scored a game-high 31 points to lead visiting Butler County past Whitesville Trinity 71-66 in overtime in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 27.
Butler County started strong, outscoring Whitesville Trinity 17-6 in the first quarter.
The Bears remained out in front midway through the district game, leading 32-27 at halftime.
Butler County led 46-40 at the end of the third quarter, but Whitesville Trinity managed to pull even.
Following a run from Whitesville Trinity, regulation ended with the Bears and Raiders tied 59-59.
Butler County outscored Whitesville Trinity 12-7 in overtime to notch the district win.
Lawson Rice accompanied Price in double figures for the Bears, scoring 14 points.
Narrowly missing double figures for Butler County, Luke Laughing netted nine points.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Trever Deweese (six points), Justin Castlen (six points), Kolton Hudson (three points) and Keagen Grubb (two points).
LADY BEARS: Butler County 64, Whitesville Trinity 34: Jenna Phelps scored 19 points to lead Butler County over host Whitesville Trinity 64-34 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 27.
Butler County outscored Whitesville Trinity 13-8 in the first quarter.
Doubling up the host team in the first half, Butler County led 34-17 at halftime.
Butler County led 52-28 at the end of the third quarter and finished strong to claim the win.
Ava Wilson accompanied Phelps in double figures for the Lady Bears, scoring 11 points.The additional scorers for Butler County in the 12th District girls' basketball game were Kennedy Rice (eight points), Ann Marie Skaggs (seven points), Parker Willoughby (six points), Tinslea Belcher (five points), Addison Miller (four points), Taylor Leach (two points) and Karrington Hunt (two points).
Lady Bears defeat Warren East, 43-29, on Thursday
MORGANTOWN — Butler County pulled away to defeat Warren East 43-29 in a girls' high school basketball game on Thursday, Jan. 26.
Prevailing at home, Butler County claimed its fourth win in five games.
Butler County battled back from behind to claim the win.
Warren East managed to edge Butler County 6-4 in the first quarter.
Remaining out in front midway through the matchup, Warren East led 20-13 at halftime.
Warren East clung to a 24-22 lead at the end of the third quarter and faltered during the final period.
Finishing strong, Butler County outscored Warren East 21-5 in the fourth quarter to register the win.
Butler County shot 39 percent (16-of-41) from the field. The Lady Bears connected on one of seven three-point field goal attempts.
Butler County shot 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from the free throw line.
Taylor Leach scored 12 points to lead the Lady Bears.
Nearly recording a double-double for Butler County, Jenna Phelps scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Phelps was awarded her 500th rebound ball, commemorating a milestone she achieved recently.
Chipping in offensively, Parker Willoughby (six points), Ann Marie Skaggs (six points), Ava Wilson (five points) and Tinslea Belcher (three points) accounted for the rest of Butler County's scoring.
Bears beat Mustangs, 69-52, on Tuesday
MORGANTOWN — Remaining in the win column, Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Muhlenberg County 69-52 on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
Muhlenberg County edged the Bears 18-17 in the first quarter but faltered.
Butler County battled back to lead 35-32 at halftime.
Extending its lead after the break, Butler County led 51-38 at the end of the third quarter.
Butler County shot 46.4 percent (26-of-56) from the field in the win. The Bears shot 39.1 percent (nine-of-23) from three-point range.
Butler County shot 53.3 percent (eight-of-15) from the free throw line and outrebounded Muhlenberg County 39-25 in the boys' high school basketball game.
Ty Price scored a game-high 27 points to lead Butler County to the win. Price hit a game-high four three-point field goals.
Accompanying Price in double figures for Butler County, Lawson Rice scored 13 points and Justin Castlen netted 11 points.
Aiding the Bears offensively, Trever Deweese (eight points), Keagen Grubb (six points), Case Hooten (three points), and Luke Laughing (one point) accounted for the rest of Butler County's scoring.
Laughing paced Butler County inside, pulling down nine rebounds.
Muhlenberg County shot 38.2 percent (21-of-55) from the field. The Mustangs connected on only three of 17 three-point field goal attempts.
Muhlenberg County managed to shoot 70 percent (seven-of-10) from the free throw line.
Kadin Ray scored 12 points to lead the Mustangs. Joining Ray in double figures for Muhlenberg County, Jace Sommers and Kanyon Johnson netted 10 points apiece.
The additional scorers for Muhlenberg County were Madox Jernigan (nine points), Isaac Coats (six points), Kason Morris (two points), Madix Brannon (two points) and Jase Jarvis (one point).
Stories by Steve LeMaster, for Beech Tree News