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Lady Bears Beat Cumberland County, Fall to Ohio County

MORGANTOWN - Butler County returned to the win column on Friday (Feb. 1), defeating visiting Cumberland 82-68 in a non-district girls' high school basketball game.

Then, following the victory over Cumberland County, Butler County dropped a close game to visiting Ohio County. A familiar 3rd Region rival, Ohio County beat the Lady Bears 68-63 on Monday night.

More on each girls' high school basketball game involving the Butler County Lady Bears follows. 

Butler County 82, Cumberland County 68: Following back-to-back losses, Butler County bounced back to beat visiting Cumberland County 82-68 in a non-district girls' high school basketball game on Friday (Feb. 1). 

Jaelyn Taylor led Butler County with 18 points. Four Butler County players reached double figures in the scoring column as Andrea Deweese and Graci Leach netted 12 points apiece and Dixie Garnier added 10 points.


Kasidy Graham finished with nine points, narrowly missing double figures for the Lady Bears.

The other scorers for Butler County were Taylin Clark (seven points), Maddie Cardwell (four points), Jacie Ward (three points), Gracie Cardwell (three points) and Hannah Chaney (two points). 

Cambria Vincent led Cumberland County with 18 points. Accompanying Vincent in double figures for the Lady Panthers, Maggie Morgan added 15 points. 

Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for Cumberland County, Danielle Cooper and Carly Nettles netted nine points apiece. 

The other scorers for Cumberland County in the setback were Kaylen Franklin (six points), Caity Patterson (four points), Kaylee Anderson (three points), Emma Craft (two points) and Jayleana Smith (two points). 

Ohio County 68, Butler County 63: Heaven Vanover scored 18 points and Kelsey Kennedy netted 17 points to combine to lead Ohio County over host Butler County 68-63 in a non-district girls' high school basketball game on Monday night. 

With the loss, Butler County dropped to 5-19.

Ohio County improved to 20-6 with the win. 

Kate Edge and Haylee Jones posted eight points apiece while Katie Probus added seven points for the Lady Eagles. 

Ohio County shot 39.5 percent (17-of-43) from the field. The Lady Eagles were 4-of-14 (28.6 percent) from 3-point range. 

Ohio County shot 75 percent (30-of-40) from the free throw line. 

Rain Embry (six points), Yvonna Hunt (two points) and Camden Sandefur (two points) rounded out the Lady Eagles' individual scoring. 

Jaleyn Taylor led Butler County with a game-high 22 points. Butler County featured two scorers in double figures as Maddie Cardwell tossed in 16 points. 

Andrea Deweese finished with eight points, Graci Leach seven points, Kasidy Graham and Taylin Clark four points apiece and Gracie Cardwell two points as part of the Lady Bears' short effort. 

Butler County is scheduled to visit Greenwood on Thursday night. Tip-off for the Butler County-Greenwood girls' basketball game is set for 7:30 p.m. 


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