Lady Bears, Bears both notch district wins over Grayson County
MORGANTOWN — Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Grayson County 45-27 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 13.
Following the win, Butler County improved to 10-5 overall and 2-0 in the 12th District.
Defensively, Butler County forced Grayson County to play from behind throughout the district matchup.
Moving ahead early, Butler County outscored Grayson County 18-11 in the first quarter.
Stretching its lead after the initial period, Butler County led 28-15 at halftime.
Remaining out in front after halftime, Butler County led 34-25 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Butler County shot 37.8 percent (14-of-37) from the field in the district win. The Lady Bears connected on three of 10 three-point field goal attempts.
Butler County shot 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from the free throw line.
Senior Jenna Phelps delivered a game-high performance to lead Butler County to the district win. Phelps scored 24 points and hauled down nine rebounds. The Butler County standout led all players in scoring and rebounding.
In addition to Phelps, Butler County received scoring from Taylor Leach (five points), Ann Marie Skaggs (four points), Ava Wilson (four points), Karringtion Hunt (three points), Parker Willoughby (three points) and Tinslea Belcher (two points).
Butler County is scheduled to visit Grayson County for a late-season 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Feb. 3.
Bears pull away to beat Cougars, 72-57
MORGANTOWN — Butler County pulled away to beat visiting Grayson County 72-57 in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 13.
After recording the win, Butler County improved to 11-6 overall and evened its 12th District record to 1-1.
The Bears and Cougars battled back and forth early. Butler County managed to edge Grayson County 16-15 in the first quarter.
However, Butler County eventually stretched its lead.
The Bears outscored the Cougars 19-8 in the second quarter to lead 35-23 at halftime.
Remaining out in front after the break, Butler County led 54-45 at the end of the third quarter.
Sophomore guard Ty Price poured in a game-high 40 points to lead Butler County to the win.
Accompanying Price in double figures for the Bears, sophomore forward Lawson Rice scored 13 points.
The additional scorers for Butler County in the district win were Trever Deweese (six points), Luke Laughing (five points), Justin Castlen (six points) and Keagen Grubb (one point).
Butler County is scheduled to visit Grayson County for a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday, Feb. 3.
Story by Steve LeMaster, for Beech Tree News