Lady Bears now 13-1
Lady Bears knock off Hancock County, 61-31
HAWESVILLE - Visiting Butler County knocked off Hancock County 61-31 in a girls' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Butler County claimed its seventh straight win. The win allowed Butler County to improve to 13-1.
Butler County shot 44 percent (24-of-54) from the field in the victory. The Lady Bears connected on 13 of 29 free throw attempts.
Thriving inside, Butler County outrebounded Hancock County 46-24.
Recording a double-double, Taylin Clark scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Butler County to the win.
Logging another double-double for Butler County, Gracie Cardwell netted 15 points and hauled down 10 rebounds.
Accompanying Clark and Cardwell in double figures in scoring for Butler County, Jaelyn Taylor tallied 12 points.
The additional scorers for Butler County in the win included Taylor Leach (six points), Jenna Phelps (four points), Addison Miller (two points), Graci Leach (two points) and Bailey Moore (two points).
Struggling offensively, Hancock County shot 19.6 percent (nine-of-46) from the field. The Lady Hornets managed to shoot 63.2 percent (12-of-19) from the free throw line.
Ella House scored 16 points to pace Hancock County in the non-district matchup. House was the only Hancock County player to reach double figures in scoring.
Hancock County received additional scoring from Bailey Poole (five points), Lily Roberts (four points), Emma Morris (three points) and Ansley House (three points).
Region 3 rivals from neighboring districts, Butler County and Hancock County met for the first time in the 2021-22 girls' high school basketball season.
Butler County is scheduled to host Edmonson County for a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 21. Tip-off for the Butler County-Edmonson County girls' basketball game is set for 6 p.m. in Morgantown.
Butler County levels University Heights, 74-32
HOPKINSVILLE - Continuing to win on the road over the weekend, Butler County leveled University Heights 74-32 in a girls' high school basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 15.
Following the win, Butler County moved to 12-1.
Butler County shot 43.1 percent (31-of-72) from the field in the convincing victory.
The Lady Bears shot 38.9 percent (seven-of-18) from three-point range as part of the winning effort.
Butler County featured four scorers in double figures.
Taylin Clark led Butler County to the victory. Recording a game-high double-double, Clark scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Accompanying Clark in double figures for the Lady Bears, Jaelyn Taylor added 12 points while Gracie Cardwell and Graci Leach contributed 11 points apiece.
Butler County featured 10 different scorers, including Taylor Leach (eight points), Jenna Phelps (five points), Kenzie Bryant (four points), Bailey Moore (two points), Kennedy Rice (two points) and Caroline Chambers (two points).
Butler County is scheduled to host University Heights for another girls' high school basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12.