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Lady Bears fall short versus Edmonson County in district tourney

Allie Easley, Shawna West, and Addison Hall

BROWNSVILLE - The Butler County Lady Bears' 2014-15 season ended in the opening round of the 12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament at Edmonson County on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Tournament host Edmonson County pulled away  to beat Butler County 85-70 in the postseason contest.

With the win, Edmonson County improved to 12-14, advanced to the 12th District championship game and qualified for the 3rd Region Girls' Basketball Tournament to be held at the Sportscenter in Owensboro. 

Following the loss, Butler County concluded its campaign with a 5-22 record. 

Freshman guard Peyton Martin paced Edmonson County with a game-high 25 points. 

Edmonson County shot 40.9 percent (18-of-44) from the field. The Lady Cats were only 2-of-13 (15.4 percent) from 3-point range but connected on 6-of-7 free throw attempts. 

All Season Team, Back Row L-R: Caitlin Simon, Peyton Martin, Brandi Lindsey (Edmonson), Shawna West, Allie Easley (Butler) Nina Wathen (Trinity) Front Row: Hannah Saltsman, Grace White, Maddie Stewart, Allie Horton, (Grayson).

Steadily separating itself from Butler County, Edmonson County outscored Butler County 19-15 in the first quarter. Edmonson County led the Lady Bears 42-33 at halftime and outscored the visiting team on the scoreboard 25-20 in the third quarter.

Senior guard Shawna West led Butler County with a game-high 22 points. West was the only Butler County player to reach double figures in the scoring column. 

Narrowly missing double figures for Butler County, junior guard Callie Caldwell and sophomore guard Allie Easley chipped in nine points apiece. 

Addison Hall, a sophomore forward, added eight points for the Lady Bears in the campaign-concluding setback.

Other scorers for Butler County were sophomore guard Karson Inscoe (six points), freshman forward Maddie Murphy (six points), sophomore forward Cheyenne White (five points), sophomore post Chloe Flener (three points) and eighth-grade forward Kassidy Graham (two points). 

Butler County's season included wins over Russellville, Whitesville Trinity, Cloverport and Edmonson County. Splitting a two-game regular-season district series with Edmonson County, the Lady Bears beat the Lady Cats 69-66 on Feb. 2.

 All Season Team, Back Row L-R: Caitlin Simon, Peyton Martin, Brandi Lindsey (Edmonson), Shawna West, Addison Hall (Butler) Nina Wathen (Trinity) Front Row: Hannah Saltsman, Grace White, Maddie Stewart, Allie Horton, (Grayson).

12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament

at Edmonson County:

Edmonson County 85, Butler County 70

Butler County (70): West 22, Caldwell 9, Hall 8, Easley 9, Inscoe 6, Murphy 6, White 5, Flener 3, Graham 2.

Edmonson County (85): Martin 25, Simon 20, Lindsey 17, Taylor 12, Basil 8, Browning 3.

Butler County......................15  18  20  17-85

Edmonson County.............19  23  25  18-70

 

 Coach Lexi Smith, Shawna West (All Academic, Season, and Tournament) Allie Easley (All Season) Addison Hall (All Tournament) Coach Brian Bivins.

12th District Girls' Basketball Tournament

at Edmonson County:

Feb. 24 

Grayson County 69, Whitesville Trinity 12

Edmonson County 85, Butler County 70

 

Feb. 26

Championship Game:

Grayson County 68, Edmonson County 30

 

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Story by Steve LeMaster, Beech Tree News.

Photos by Aubrey Hall, Beech Tree News

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