Lady Bears & Bears pick up wins over Cloverport
Sat, 16/02/2019 - 12:52pm — Steve Lemaster
Lady Bears edge Cloverport, 60-57
MORGANTOWN - Butler County returned to the win column on Tuesday night, edging 3rd Region counterpart Cloverport 60-57 in a girls' high school basketball game.
With the win, Butler County improved to 6-21.
Cloverport dropped to 7-21 with the loss.
Freshman guard Jaelyn Taylor led Butler County with a game-high 19 points. Taylor knocked down three three-point field goals and was the only Butler County player to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Following Taylor in the Butler County scoring column, Jacie Ward added eight points. Andrea Deweese and Gracie Cardwell chipped in seven points apiece while Dixie Gardner netted six points for the Lady Bears.
The other scorers for Butler County were Maddie Cardwell (four points), Kasidy Graham (three points), Graci Leach (three points), Aubrey Clark (two points) and Audrey Deweese (one point).
Olivia Weatherholt paced Cloverport with 12 points. Joining Weatherholt in double figures in scoring for the Lady Aces, Linsey Thurman and Bailey Hurst added 11 points apiece.
Narrowly missing double figures for Cloverport, Lily Nottingham netted nine points.
Jenna Nottingham and Ashby Weatherholt rounded out the Cloverport individual scoring, chipping in eight points and six points, respectively.
Butler County worked its way into the win column following back-to-back losses to Ohio County and Greenwood.
Cloverport slipped into the loss column following back-to-back wins over Kentucky Country Day and Fort Knox.
Bears clobber Cloverport, 73-44
MORGANTOWN - Butler County halted a three-game losing skid on Tuesday night, pulling away to defeat visiting 3rd Region rival Cloverport 73-44 in a boys' high school basketball game.
With the win, Butler County improved to 14-10.
Cloverport dropped to 1-26 with the loss.
Butler County owned numerous leads in the late-season boys' high school basketball matchup. The Bears were in control throughout the contest.
Butler County shot 48.4 percent (30-of-62) from the field. The Bears were 7-of-21 (33.3 percent) from 3-point range.
Butler County shot 40 percent (6-of-15) from the free throw line.
Jaden Hurt led Butler County with a game-high 24 points. Hurt drained nine field goals in the Bears' victory.
Parker Rice added 15 points for the Bears. Rice connected on a pair of three-point field goals in Butler County's triumph.
Accompanying Hurt and Rice in double figures for the Bears, Solomon Flener netted 12 points.
Justin Elms (five points), Brody Hunt (five points), Jagger Henderson (five points), Macauley Hampton (three points), Leevi McMillin (two points) and Zach Tutko (two points) accounted for the rest of the Bears' scoring in the convincing victory.
The Bears returned to the win column following back-to-back-to-back losses to Ohio County, Franklin-Simpson and McLean County.
In a girls' high school basketball game, Butler County edged Cloverport 60-57.