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Lady Bears top Whitesville Trinity, 75-59

photos by Adam Williams, Beech Tree News

MORGANTOWN - Butler County landed in the win column for the first time in the 2019-20 girls' high school basketball season on Friday, topping visiting Whitesville Trinity 75-59.

The Lady Bears pulled away to win in a 12th District girls' basketball game. 

With the win, Butler County improved to 1-4 overall and evened its 12th District record to 1-1.

Whitesville Trinity dropped to 1-3 overall and 0-1 in the district with the loss. 

Taylin Clark scored 25 points and Jaelyn Taylor tossed in 19 points to lead Butler County to the district victory.

The Lady Bears gradually pulled away to win convincingly. Excelling early, Butler County, under the direction of head coach Lexie Belcher, scored 40 points in the first half. 

Accompanying Clark and Taylor in double figures in scoring for the Lady Bears, Jacie Ward netted 11 points.

Finishing near double figures for Butler County, Gracie Cardwell and Jenna Phelps posted eight points apiece.

Graci Leach rounded out Butler County's individual scoring, chipping in four points.

Cassidy Morris led Whitesville Trinity with a double-double, scoring 29 points and pulling down 13 rebounds. Morris paced all players in scoring and rebounding.

Accompanying Morris in double figures in scoring for Whitesville Trinity, Josie Aull added 13 points. 

Butler County is scheduled to visit Whitesville Trinity for a 12th District boys' basketball game on January 24. 


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