Edmonson County Falls To Butler County 73-64
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The Bears got off to a solid start in Butler County against the Wildcats on Friday night, pounding the paint and clearing the boards as they took an early 19-13 lead. Edmonson County responded well in the second as they answered with better rebounding of their own and better shot selection. They outscored the Bears by 12 in the quarter and had topped the rebounding column 16-14 going into halftime with a 35-32 lead.
However, Butler County responded in a big way in the third quarter, turning the tables with a big 15-2 run that was too much for Edmonson County to overcome. The Wildcats had a better showing in the final quarter but it wasn't enough as Butler County took the first district win of the season with a 73-64 win over Edmonson.
"We had a three or four-minute stretch there in the fourth quarter where we got in too big of a hurry were we didn't run some of our stuff and took some quick shots. We didn't really want to do that," said Head Coach Mike McClintic. "But we hung around, and I was proud of them. We battled. We knew they would make runs at us and for the most part, we weathered the storm, but we got in too big of a hurry there."
Edmonson County was led by Dalton Decker's 15 points and 6 rebounds. Mason Pierce added 14 points and 3 rebounds. Gavin Rose came up with 12 points off the bench for the second consecutive game. Nick Clemmons added 9 points on three, 3-pointers, Eli Booker added 6 points, Daniel Woosley added 4, and Trent Taylor added 2.
Edmonson County is now 0-2 on the season and will travel to Cumberland County today for a girl-boy doubleheader at 3pm. Their game will follow the girls game, which is scheduled first.