Lady Bears fall short in OT
MORGANTOWN - Host Butler County fell behind and couldn't battle back as rival Edmonson County pulled away to win 56-47 in overtime in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday.
Edmonson County overcame shooting 27.9 percent (17-of-61) from the field to notch the win. The Lady Cats managed to shoot 72 percent (18-of-25) from the free throw line.
Lauren Ballance (15 points), Emma Rose Vincent (12 points, 12 rebounds), Katie Lindsey (11 points) and Macie McCombs (11 points) combined to lead the Lady Cats to the victory in the extra period.
The Lady Bears were limited to four points in overtime. Prior to the extra period, Butler County pushed Edmonson County throughout regulation.
Jenna Phelps (12 points), Jaelyn Taylor (10 points) and Taylin Clark (10 points) reached double figures in scoring for the Lady Bears. Additional scorers for the Butler County girls' basketball team were Graci Leach (five points), Gracie Cardwell (four points), Jacie Ward (four points) and Kenzie Bryant (two points).
Jenna Phelps photo by Jeremy Hack
Butler County falls to Russellville in overtime
RUSSELLVILLE - Butler County suffered its second straight loss in overtime as host Russellville held on to win 54-52 on Monday night.
The Lady Panthers prevailed despite shooting only 27 percent (17-of-63) from the field. A team from the neighboring 4th Region, Russellville was 4-of-13 (30.8 percent) from 3-point range.
Anastasia Dowlen paced Russellville with 15 points and a game-high 31 rebounds. Accompanying Dowlen in double figures for Russellville, Amiyah Collier scored 13 points.
Jordin Morris (eight points), Brinley Mason (eight points), Chloe Whitescarver (five points) and Jaylah Kees (five points) accounted for Russellville' s additional scoring.
Taylin Clark led Butler County with a game-high 22 points. Jenna Phelps scored 12 points and Jaelyn Taylor added 10 points for the Lady Bears..
Jacie Ward and Gracie Cardwell rounded out the Butler County individual scoring, adding six points and two points, respectively.
Gracie Leach photo by Jeremy Hack
Lady Bears lose to host Daviess County
OWENSBORO - Butler County found itself even with the host team at halftime but faltered after the break as 3rd Region counterpart Daviess County opened the second half on a 23-8 run to pull away to win 72-52 in a girls' high school basketball game on Monday.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 0-4.
Daviess County improved to 2-1 with the win.
Adylan Ayer scored scored a game-high 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Daviess County to the win.
Brooklyn Daugherty recorded a double-double of her own to help lead Daviess County to the victory. Daugherty scored 16 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for the Lady Panthers.
Delivering a double-double of her own for Daviess County, Katie Mewes scored 10 points and dished out a game-high 13 assists.
The Lady Panthers excelled offensively, connecting on 13 3-point field goals.
Daviess County featured four scorers in double figures as Ella Payne posted 12 points.
Prior to Daviess County's offensive outburst in the third quarter, the two 3rd Region squads were tied 32-32 at halftime.
Taylin Clark paced Butler County, scoring 15 points for the Lady Bears. Accompanying Clark in double figures in scoring for the Lady Bears, Jaelyn Taylor added 10 points.
Jacie Ward added seven points, Gracie Cardwell four points and Graci Leach two points for Butler County in the setback.
Butler County is scheduled to host Whitesville Trinity for a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Dec. 13.