Lady Bears fall to eventual district champion
Tue, 26/02/2019 - 10:58am — Steve Lemaster
BROWNSVILLE - Butler County fell to eventual champion Edmonson County in the semifinals of the 12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament. Host Edmonson County pulled away to beat the Lady Bears 59-43 in the 12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament Semifinals on Monday, Feb. 18.
With the loss, Butler County ended its season 6-21.
The Lady Bears, under the direction of head coach Lexie Belcher, notched wins over Hancock County, Warren Central, Cloverport, Whitesville Trinity and Cumberland County during the 2018-19 girls' high school basketball regular-season.
Edmonson County went on to capture the 12th District girls' basketball title following a back and forth hoops battle. The Lady Cats edged Whitesville Trinity 45-43 in the 12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament championship game on Thursday night.
Both Edmonson County and Whitesville Trinity advance to the 3rd Region Girls' Basketball Tournament in Owensboro.
Several members of the Butler County girls' basketball team will now turn their focus to spring sports.
12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament
at Edmonson County High School
Monday, Feb. 18
Edmonson County 59, Butler County 43
Whitesville Trinity 55, Grayson County 39
Thursday, Feb. 21
Edmonson County 45, Whitesville Trinity 43