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Lady Bears drop district game to Grayson County

MORGANTOWN - Homestanding Butler County fell short as Grayson County held on to win 69-63 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Feb. 5.

Visiting Grayson County moved ahead early and carried a lead out of each quarter. 

Taylor Leach led Butler County, scoring a game-high 18 points for the Lady Bears. 

Joining Leach in double figures in scoring for Butler County, Taylin Clark added 12 points.

The other scorers for Butler County in the district matchup were Jaelyn Taylor (eight points), Jenna Phelps (eight points), Gracie Cardwell (eight points), Graci Leach (five points) and Cora McMillan (four points). 

The Lady Cougars started strong, outscoring Butler County 20-11 in the opening quarter. Grayson County led 42-28 at halftime. Remaining ahead throughout the second half, Grayson County led 55-41 at the conclusion of the third quarter..

Grayson County featured three scorers in double figures. 

Rachael Snyder led Grayson County, scoring 17 points for the Lady Cougars. 

Accompanying Snyder in double figures in scoring for the Lady Cougars, Annie Kiper contributed 14 points and Ella Robinson posted 13 points. 

Aryssa Riggs (eight points), Raigan Cave (eight points), Sydney Perkins (five points) and Brianna Dennis (four points) provided additional scoring for Grayson County in the district win. 

Both Butler County and Grayson County will compete in the 12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament in March. 

 Photos by Jeremy Hack

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