Lady Bear Basketball
Fri, 07/02/2020 - 11:48am — Diane Dyer
Lady Bears fall to Ohio County
HARTFORD - Butler County remained in the loss column on the road against a longtime 3rd Region rival. Three scorers reached double figures as Ohio County topped visiting Ohio County 62-52 in a girls' high school basketball game on Thursday night.
Butler County dropped to 10-15 with the loss.
With the win, Ohio County improved to 13-11.
Heaven Vanover scored 14 points, Kelsey Kennedy netted 13 points and Rain Embry added 11 points as Ohio County won.
Ohio County moved ahead early, doubling up the Lady Eagles 16-8 in the opening quarter. The Lady Eagles led 35-18 at halftime and remained out in front during the second half.
Ohio County shot 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from the field. The Lady Eagles were 5-of-13 (38.5 percent) from 3-point range.
Ohio County shot 54.2 percent (13-of-24) from the free throw line.
Katie Probus (seven points), Ella Gaddis (six points), Addie Bullock (five points), Kami Smith (four points) and Madison Smith (two points) combined for Ohio County's additional scoring in the victory.
Taylin Clark paced Butler County with 13 points. Clark was the only Butler County player to reach double figures in scoring.
Narrowly missing double figures for the Lady Eagles, Jaci Ward added nine points.
The additional scorers for Butler County were MacKenzie Coleman (eight points), Jaelyn Taylor (six points), Jenna Phelps (five points), Graci Leach (five points), Gracie Cardwell (four points) and Kaylee Givens (two points).
Lady Bears drop district game to Edmonson County
BROWNSVILLE - Butler County came up short in a bid to record a 12th District win as host Edmonson County prevailed 67-54 on Friday, Jan. 31.
Connecting on over half of its attempts, Edmonson County shot 52.9 percent (27-of-51) from the field. The Lady Cats were 4-of-10 (40 percent) from 3-point range.
Edmonson County shot 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the free throw line.
Katie Lindsey led Edmonson County with a game-high 24 points. Lindsey was 8-of-15 from inside the arc.
Joining Lindsey in double figures in scoring for the Lady Cats, Emma Rose Vincent and Madison Harrison added 12 points apiece. Harrison recorded a double-double, pulling down 10 rebounds.
Edmonson County gradually pulled away to defeat the Lady Bears in the district clash.
Narrowly missing double figures for the Lady Cats, Lauren Ballance finished with nine points while Macie McCombs contributed eight points.
Lily Jane Vincent rounded out Edmonson County's individual scoring, chipping in two points.
Butler County shot 35 percent (21-of-60) from the field. The Lady Bears were 4-of-13 (30.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 41.7 percent (8-of-17) from the free throw line.
Jaelyn Taylor paced Butler County with 19 points. Taylor was 3-of-6 from 3-point range.
Butler County featured three scorers in double figures as Jenna Phelps netted 15 points and Taylin Clark contributed 12 points.
Rounding out the Lady Bears' individual scoring and nearly recording a double-double, Gracie Cardwell added eight points and 11 rebounds.
Butler County ladies outlast Owensboro girls, 60-55
MORGANTOWN - Butler County worked its way back into the win column on Monday, defeating visiting Owensboro 60-55 in a girls' high school basketball game.
Host Butler County shot 34.4 percent (21-of-61) from the field. The Lady Bears shot 62.1 percent (18-of-29) from the free throw line.
Four Butler County players reached double figures in scoring as part of a balanced offensive attack. Taylin Clark led the Lady Bears with a double-double, scoring 18 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Clark was 8-of-14 from inside the arc.
Following Clark in scoring for the Lady Bears, Jenna Phelps netted 15 points, Jaelyn Taylor added 13 points and Gracie Cardwell posted 11 points as part of a double-double. Excelling around the goal, Cardwell pulled down a game-high 17 rebounds.
Starting strong, Butler County outscored Owensboro 20-12 in the opening quarter. Butler County led 34-22 at halftime.
Graci Leach rounded out Butler County's individual scoring, chipping in three points.
A'Lyrica Hughes paced Owensboro with 14 points. Hughes was the only Owensboro player to reach double figures in scoring. Nearly recording a double-double for the Lady Devils, Lyric Lawrence scored nine points and grabbed eight rebounds.
The additional scorers for Owensboro were Nia Gonzo (six points), Chandler Worth (six points), Krystell Pappas (six points), Brooklyn Williams (six points), Tamia Smith (four points), Katerina Hrabalikova (two points) and Kaylyn Sowders (two points).