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Lady Bears pull away to beat Grayson County, 45-20

LEITCHFIELD - Visiting Butler County pulled away to beat Grayson County 45-20 in a 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Jan. 14.

Butler County improved to 11-1 overall and 1-0 in the 12th District after registering the win. 

After absorbing the loss, Grayson County dropped to 2-9 overall and 0-2 in the 12th District.

Butler County started strong, outscoring Grayson County 15-5 in the first quarter. 

The Lady Bears led 30-14 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half. Butler County led 36-18 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

Gracie Cardwell and Jenna Phelps scored nine points apiece to lead Butler County to the district win. Cardwell and Phelps shared game-high scoring honors.

Butler County shot 33.3 percent (15-of-45) from the field. The Lady Bears shot 37.5 percent (six-of-16) from three-point range.

Butler County shot 64.3 percent (nine-of-14) from the free throw line. 

The additional scorers for Butler County included Jaelyn Taylor (seven points), Taylin Clark (six points), Graci Leach (six points), Taylor Leach (six points) and Kenzie Bryant (two points).

Sydney Perkins netted seven points to lead Grayson County in the district matchup. 

In addition to Perkins, Grayson County received scoring from Isabel Blanton (four points), Raigan Cave (three points), Allie Jennings (two points), Gracie Escue (two points) and Sutten VanMeter (two points). 

Butler County is scheduled to host Grayson County for another 12th District girls' basketball game on Friday, Feb. 4. 





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