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Lady Bears beat Muhlenberg County, 60-34

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MORGANTOWN - Butler County pulled away to beat visiting 3rd Region rival Muhlenberg County 60-34 in a girls' high school basketball game on Monday, Jan. 3.

After notching the win, Butler County improved to 9-1.

Muhlenberg County dropped to 4-7 after suffering the loss. 

Butler County shot 39.3 percent (24-of-61) from the field. The Lady Bears connected on two of eight three-point field goal attempts. 

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Bears beat Carlisle County, 54-39

OWENSBORO - Butler County defeated Carlisle County 54-39 in the opening round of the Independence Bank Classic at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Wednesday, Dec. 29. 

The Bears connected on 20 of 63 field goal attempts in the victory.

Lawson Rice scored 17 points to lead Butler County to the win. Accompanying Rice in double figures for the Bears, Isaac Dockery netted 12 points.

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Bears drop back-to-back games in Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic

GATLINBURG - Butler County dropped back-to-back games in the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School-hosted Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic Tuesday, Dec. 21-Wednesday, Dec. 22.

After knocking off the host team in the opening round of the annual boys' high school basketball holiday tournament, Butler County lost to in-state opponent Bullitt Central and Landrum, a team out of South Carolina.

More on each game featuring the Bears follows.

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Lady Bears split two games in Owensboro

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OWENSBORO - The Butler County Lady Bears split a pair of games in the Independence Bank Kentucky-Indiana Classic, a girls' high school basketball holiday event held at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

Butler County pulled away to beat Muhlenberg County 51-40 in the opening round of the  Independence Bank Kentucky-Indiana Classic at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Monday, Dec. 20.

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Bears top Gatlinburg-Pittman, 66-63

GATLINBURG, Tenn. - Determined Butler County topped host Gatlinburg-Pittman 66-63 in the opening round of the Smoky Mountain Christmas Classic on Monday, Dec. 20.

Following the win, Butler County improved to 6-1. 

Butler County shot 44.6 percent (29-of-65) from the field. The Bears connected on three of 16 three-point field goal attempts. 

Butler County, which featured three scorers in double figures, shot 55.6 percent (five-of-nine) from the free throw line. 

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Bears drop heartbreaker to Owensboro Catholic

MORGANTOWN - Butler County nearly overcame a double digit deficit to win over the weekend. However, visiting Owensboro Catholic managed to edge the Bears 50-48 in a boys' high school basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 18. 

Butler County suffered its first loss in the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season, slipping to 5-1. 

Determined Owensboro Catholic won for the third time in four games, improving to 3-5. 

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BCMS boys' basketball off and running with 2021-22 season

The 2021-2022 Butler County Middle School Boys Basketball seasons are underway and in full swing. This year’s 8th grade team members include Curtis Murphy, Memphis Basham, Elijah Ferrell, Will Amos, Chance Flener, Caleb Broesamle, Maddox Moore, Jett Johnson, Christian Johnson, and Nicolas Francisco.

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Bears 5-0

Bears beat Breckinridge County, 74-56

MORGANTOWN - Remaining unbeaten early in the 2021-22 boys' high school basketball season, Butler County pulled away to defeat visiting Breckinridge County 74-56 on Monday, Dec. 13. 

With the win, Butler County moved to 5-0. 

Butler County led 38-26 at halftime and remained in control throughout the second half. The Bears led 57-45 at the conclusion of the third quarter. 

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Lady Bears 4-0

Butler County tops Todd County Central, 47-43

MORGANTOWN - Butler County pushed past visiting Todd County Central 47-43 in a girls' high school basketball game on Monday, Dec. 13.

Longtime rivals, Butler County and Todd County Central battled back and forth throughout the prep hoops matchup.

The Lady Bears led 19-16 at halftime. Butler County added to its advantage shortly after the intermission period to lead 33-24 at the conclusion of the third quarter.

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Bears defeat Daviess County, 63-49

OWENSBORO - Visiting Butler County pulled away to defeat Daviess County 63-49 in a boys' high school basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

Butler County, which moved to 3-0 after notching the win, shot 47.5 percent (19-of-40) from the field. The Bears shot 40 percent (six-of-15) from three-point range. 

A contender for the 12th Region boys' basketball championship, Butler County shot 82.6 percent (19-of-23) from the free throw line in the winning effort. 

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