Lady Bears 2-1 before heading to Edmonson County
Fri, 31/01/2020 - 4:23pm — Steve Lemaster
HAWESVILLE - Butler County slipped back into the loss column on the road as host Hancock County pulled away to win 75-49 in a girls' high school basketball game Thursday night.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 9-13.
Hancock County improved to 11-12 with the win.
Kiera Duncan scored 21 points to lead Hancock County to the victory.
Accompanying Duncan in double figures in scoring for the Lady Hornets, Bailey Poole added 17 points, Karmin Riley contributed 15 points and Lily Roberts posted 12 points.
Hancock County led Butler County 35-27 at halftime and extended its lead early in the third quarter.
Megan LaClair (five points), Madeline Lindauer (three points) and Ella House (two points) combined to round out Hancock County's individual scoring in the winning effort.
Taylin Clark and Jaelyn Taylor paced Butler County with 13 points apiece. The additional scorers for Butler County were Graci Leach (eight points), Jenna Phelps (seven points), Gracie Cardwell (six points) and Alyssa Thacker (two points).
Butler County is scheduled to visit Edmonson County for a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday night. Tip-off for the Butler County-Edmonson County girls basketball matchup is set for 6 p.m.
Lady Bears claim two straight wins
MORGANTOWN - The Butler County Lady Bears notched two straight wins over four days, beating both Whitesville Trinity and Ohio County in girls' high school basketball games.
Butler County 56, Whitesville Trinity 45: Jenna Phelps poured in a game-high 23 points to lead Butler County past host Whitesville Trinity 56-45 in a girls' high school basketball game on Friday night.
Jaelyn Taylor accompanied Phelps in double figures for the Lady Bears, adding 13 points.
Narrowly missing a double-double for visiting Butler County, Gracie Cardwell contributed nine points and 10 rebounds.
Butler County won despite shooting only 27.7 percent (18-of-65) from the field. The Lady Bears were 2-of-12 from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 56.2 percent (18-of-32) from the free throw line.
The additional scorers for Butler County were Taylin Clark (six points), Graci Leach (three points) and Jacie Ward (two points).
Clark led Butler County inside, pulling down 11 rebounds.
Whitesville Trinity shot 28 percent (14-of-50) from the field. The Lady Raiders were 4-of-18 (22.2 percent) from 3-point range.
Whitesville Trinity shot 59.1 percent (13-of-22) from the free throw line.
Cassidy Morris paced Whitesville Trinity with 23 points and 10 rebounds, recording a double-double. Morris was 3-of-9 from 3-point range.
Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for the Lady Raiders, Josie Aull added nine points.
Butler County 77, Ohio County 62: Remaining in the win colmn at the start of the week, Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Ohio County 77-62 on Monday night.
With the win, Butler County improved to 9-12.
Butler County shot 41.4 percent (24-of-58) from the field. The Lady Bears were 3-of-12 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 70.3 percent (26-of-37) from the free throw line.
Dominating inside, Butler County outrebounded Ohio County 36-23.
Four of six Butler County scorers reached double figures. Jaelyn Taylor paced Butler County with 22 points. Finishing directly behind Taylor in scoring for the Lady Bears, Jenna Phelps netted 21 points. As part of a balanced scoring attack for the Lady Bears, Taylin Clark contributed 13 points and Gracie Cardwell posted 10 points.
Jacie Ward and Graci Leach rounded out Butler County's individual scoring, chipping in seven points and four points, respectively.
Clark led Butler County on the backboards, grabbing a game-high 13 rebounds.
Ohio County shot 41.5 percent (22-of-53) from the field. The Lady Eagles were 5-of-20 (25 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 76.5 percent (13-of-17) from the free throw line.
Addie Bullock led Ohio County with a game-high 23 points. Bullock was 10-of-13 from inside the arc.
Accompanying Bullock in double figures for the Lady Eagles, Rain Embry added 11 points.