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Lady Bears & Bears fall at Edmonson Co.

Lady Bears fall to district rival Edmonson County
BROWNSVILLE - Butler County was unable to knock off host Edmonson County in the two teams' latest 12th District girls' basketball matchup. Edmonson County pulled away to beat Butler County 50-38 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday night.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 4-17 overall and 1-5 in the 12th District. 
Edmonson County improved to 14-7 overall and 3-1 in the district with the win. 
Productive Edmonson County won despite shooting only 28.6 percent (14-of-49) from the field. Edmonson County was 1-of-9 from 3-point range. 
The Lady Cats shot 65.6 percent (21-of-32) from the free throw line. 
Katie Lindsey led a balanced Edmonson County offensive effort with a team-high 18 points. Lindsey was the only Edmonson County player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 
Narrowly missing double figures in scoring and registering a double-double, Lauren Ballance netted nine points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Lady Cats. 
Madison Harrison added eight points and 12 rebounds for Edmonson County in the victory. 
The other scorers for Edmonson County were Chanley Logsdon (seven points), Emma Rose Vincent (six points) and Mia Goad (two points). 
Butler County couldn't overcome a slow start. The Lady Bears were limited to nine points in the first half. 
Jaelyn Taylor, accounting for nearly half of Butler County's scoring, led the Lady Bears with a game-high 18 points.
Following Taylor in the Butler County scoring column, Maddie Cardwell and Kasidy Graham added six points apiece. Graci Leach chipped in four points while Gracie Cardwell and Taylin Clark contributed two points each to round out the Lady Bears' individual scoring.
Bears drop district game to Edmonson County
BROWNSVILLE - Butler County slipped back into the loss column during its latest matchup on the road. Host Edmonson County defeated the Bears 72-65 in a 12th District boys' basketball game on Friday night.
The loss halted a four-game Butler County winning streak.
With the loss, Butler County slipped to 12-7 overall and 3-3 in the 12th District.
Edmonson County improved to 9-11 overall and 2-3 in the district with the win.
Productive Edmonson County shot 54.3 percent (25-of-46) from the field. The Wildcats were 5-of-16 (31.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Edmonson County shot 65.4 percent (17-of-26) from the free throw line.
Eli Booker led Edmonson County with 21 points. Three Edmonson County players reached double figures in the scoring column as Dalton Decker scored 18 points and Nick Clemmons netted 12 points
Mason Pierce (seven points), Chaz Wilson (six points), Trent Taylor (four points) and Griffin Spainhoward (four points) accounted for the rest of the Wildcats' scoring.
Butler County shot 42.9 percent (24-of-56) from the field. The Bears were 9-of-25 (36 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from the free throw line.
The Bears managed to edge the Wildcats 31-30 in the rebounding column.
Justin Elms led Butler County with game-high 27 points. Elms connected on five 3-point field goals.
Parker Rice scored 13 points and Jaden Hurt added 12 points for the Bears in the setback. Hurt recorded a double-double, pulling down a game-high 10 rebounds.
Narrowly missing double figures for Butler County, Solomon Flener netted nine points.
Rounding out the Butler County individual scoring, Brody Hunt and Jagger Henderson chipped in two points apiece.
Helping inside for the Bears, Rice and Flener secured seven rebounds each.

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