Lady Bears notch district win over Whitesville Trinity
WHITESVILLE - Visiting Butler County pulled away to beat Whitesville Trinity 47-35 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 29.
The win allowed Butler County to move to 3-0 overall and open 1-0 in the 12th District.
Butler County shot 38.2 percent (21-of-55) from the field. The Lady Bears were 1-of-5 from 3-point range.
Butler County finished 4-of-10 from the free throw line.
Controlling the backboards, Butler County outrebounded Whitesville Trinity 41-22.
Taylin Clark and Jenna Phelps combined to lead Butler County to the district win. Clark scored a game-high 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Following Clark in scoring for the Lady Bears, Jenna Phelps netted 10 points and grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds.
Narrowly missing double figures in scoring for Butler County, Jaelyn Taylor netted nine points.
Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Gracie Cardwell and Graci Leach chipped in eight points and four points, respectively.
Whitesville Trinity shot 26.4 percent (14-of-53) from the field. The Lady Raiders were 0-for-16 from 3-point range.
Whitesville Trinity shot 63.6 percent (7-of-11) from the free throw line.
Cassidy Morris scored a team-high 11 points for Whitesville Trinity while Kenzie McDowell netted 10 points.
The additional scorers for Whitesville Trinity were Hadley Hatfield (seven points), Katherine Hibbit (five points) and Josie Aull (two points).
South Warren 74, Butler County 42
Visiting Butler County was limited offensively as South Warren pulled away to win 74-42 in a girls' high school basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Following the loss, Butler County dropped to 3-1.
South Warren shot 50 percent (24-of-48) from the field. The Lady Spartans were 9-of-21 from 3-point range, shooting 42.9 percent beyond the arc.
South Warren shot 70.8 percent (17-of-24) from the free throw line.
Sharing game-high scoring honors, Karson Deaton and Carrie Enlow tossed in 16 points apiece to lead the Lady Spartans.
Joining Deaton and Enlow in double figures, Lydia Frank added 13 points as South Warren won.
Barely missing double figures, Mila Munrath contributed nine points for the Lady Spartans.
South Warren featured nine different scorers, including TyKeidra Garrett (six points), Gracie Hodges (four points), Alexis Martin (four points), Kaley Richerson (four points) and Kiah Mitchell (two points).
Butler County was 16-of-59 from the field. The Lady Bears were 3-of-16 from 3-point range.
Butler County finished 7-of-16 from the free throw line.
Jaelyn Taylor paced Butler County, scoring 11 points for the Lady Bears. Accompanying Taylor in double figures for Butler County, Taylin Clark and Jenna Phelps added 10 points apiece.
Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Graci Leach (six points), Gracie Cardwell (two points), Cora McMillan (two points) and Stormee Flint (one point) chipped in offensively.
Lady Bears fall short at Franklin-Simpson
FRANKLIN - Butler County was unable to work its way back into the win column as host Franklin-Simpson held on to win 47-43 in a girls' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
With the loss, Butler County dropped to 3-2.
Franklin-Simpson improved to 4-4 with the win.
Homestanding Franklin-Simpson shot 38.2 percent (21-of-55) from the field. The Lady Wildcats won despite finishing 0-for-10 from 3-point range.
Franklin-Simpson was 5-of-12 from the free throw line.
Inside, Franklin-Simpson outrebounded visiting Butler County 36-33.
Alera Barbee led Franklin-Simpson with a double-double, scoring 18 points and pulling down 14 rebounds.
Accompanying Barbee in double figures in scoring for the Lady Wildcats, Hadley Turner added 11 points and Katie Norwood contributed 10 points..
Chipping in offensively, Ashanti Johnson (four points), Malyea Partinger (three points) and Conleigh Wilson (one point) combined to round out Franklin-Simpson's individual scoring.
Butler County finished 12-of-52 from the field. The Lady Bears were 1-for-10 from 3-point range.
However, Butler County shot 90 percent (18-of-20) from the free throw line.
Taylin Clark paced Butler County with a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.
Joining Clark in double figures for Butler County, Jaelyn Taylor netted 13 points.
Narrowly missing double figures for the Lady Bears, Taylor Leach scored nine points.
Rounding out Butler County's individual scoring, Jenna Phelps and Stormee Flint added three points and two points, respectively.
Photos by Jeremy M. Hack