Butler County Times Gazette
  • Grizzly hoops sweep Allen County to move to 3-0

  • Butler's basketball teams beat Allen County.
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  • Butler races past Allen County in second half of 90-67 win
    The Butler men dominated the second half of a 90-67 win over Allen County on Tuesday at the Power Plant, staying undefeated on the season.
    Butler sprinted out to a 10-3 lead early in the game, but Allen would come back to take a 23-21 lead on a basket by Ben Uno with 5:51 left in the first half. The Grizzlies answered with 10 straight points, capped by a thunderous dunk by Trent Richardson that put Butler up 31-23 with 2:57 to play.
    Allen would battle back just before the half, getting within a point of Butler at halftime at 33-32.
    Butler was still leading by just four points with 16 minutes to play before Sean Osler and Trent Richardson made back-to-back 3-pointer to make it a 50-40 Grizzlies' lead.
    The Grizzlies eventually built the lead to more than 20 points, with their biggest lead coming when Isiah Bradshaw hit a 3-pointer with 46 seconds to play for the final margin of the contest.
    Freshman Jordan Madrid-Andrews had the best night of his short collegiate career by scoring 23 points and pulling down nine rebounds for the Grizzlies. Fellow freshman Trent Richardson also played well, scoring 16 points with 10 rebounds for his first career double-double.
    Sean Osler reached double digits for the third time in as many games this season with 14 for Butler. He was the only other Grizzly in double figures. Allen County's Cameron Blue was the high-point man in the game with 27 to lead the Red Devils.
    Butler is now 3-0 on the season, undefeated after three games for the first time since the team won the Jayhawk West Conference and Region VI championships in 2009-10.
    The Grizzlies will now head to Coffeyville for a pair of games. Butler plays Labette on the neutral floor at 5 p.m. on Friday and faces No. 19 Coffeyville at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
     
    Butler pulls away late in 78-55 win over Allen County
    The Butler women surged late to take out Allen County by a 78-55 score on Tuesday night at the Power Plant. The win gives the Grizzlies a perfect 3-0 record to start the season.
    While Butler won by 17, the Grizzlies did not pull away until late in the contest. Allen County took advantage of its 3-point shooting and Butler fouls to stay in the contest most of the first half, even taking a 23-22 lead late in the period.
    Butler would take a 31-28 lead at the half and would at time stretch the lead to as many as eight points early in the second half. Allen County had one last surge, as a 3-pointer by Brittney Redmond cut Butler's lead.
    Page 2 of 2 - The Butler women surged late to take out Allen County by a 78-55 score on Tuesday night at the Power Plant. The win gives the Grizzlies a perfect 3-0 record to start the season.
    While Butler won by 17, the Grizzlies did not pull away until late in the contest. Allen County took advantage of its 3-point shooting and Butler fouls to stay in the contest most of the first half, even taking a 23-22 lead late in the period.
    Butler would take a 31-28 lead at the half and would at time stretch the lead to as many as eight points early in the second half. Allen County had one last surge, as a 3-pointer by Brittney Redmond cut Butler's lead to just one at 45-44 with 10:16 to play.
    Allen never could gain the lead, but was still in the game with 4:36 to play, trailing 61-55. Butler would dominate those final four minute, however, going on a 17-0 run to finish the contest to win by 23.
    Butler was led by Jamillah Bonner, who had her second double-double of the season with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. She was one of four Grizzlies in double figures in the game. Freshmen Ashlee Ivy and Katie Anderson both had their career-highs with 15 and 12 points, respectively. Sophomore Tysia Manuel added 10 points for the Grizzlies.
    Butler is now 3-0 on the season for only the second time since the 2006-07 season. The Grizzlies were also 3-0 two years ago. Allen County loses for the first time this season and is 2-1.
    Butler will now prepare for its first road game of the season. The Grizzlies will travel to St. Gregory's (Okla.) on Friday for a 6 p.m. tipoff.
     

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