Butler vs. Male (Girls)
Male High School
December 14, 2018
Butler coach Larry Just started the following lineup: 5-9 Sr. Ashley Wright, 5-7 So. Dynastee White, 5-10 So. Tiarra East, 5-6 Sr. Jaida Wiggins, and 5-5 Sr. Skylar Thomas. Male coach Champ Ligon countered with 6-0 Sr. Joelle Johnson, 5-9 So. Alana Striverson, 6-1 Sr. Cameron Browning, 5-6 Fr. Kynidi Striverson, and 5-7 Sr. Destiny Combs.
Cameron Browning connected on two free throws with 11.7 seconds remaining on the clock to give Male a 46-45 victory over Butler. Butler had one last chance but turned the ball over. The victorious Lady Bulldogs finished the game on a 14-0 run. Butler actually had a 28-3 run in this game and led 45-32 midway through the final quarter. There were four lead changes and four ties in this game.
Male shot 33.3% from the field including four of 12 from the three point line. The Lady Bulldogs connected on 12 of 21 free throws, pulled down 32 rebounds, and scored 15 points off 19 Butler turnovers. Butler shot 48.7% from the field including four of 15 from beyond the arc. The Bearettes connected on 26 rebounds, and scored 22 points off 20 Male turnovers.
Cameron Browning led Male with 14 points including six of seven free throws and 17 rebounds. Joelle Johnson added 13 points including two three point baskets, four rebounds, and four steals. Alana Striverson chipped in with eight points.
Jaida Wiggins led Butler with 12 points including two three point baskets and two steals. Ashley Wright added 10 points and eight rebounds. Dynastee White recorded 10 points and seven steals.
Butler (45) – Wright 10, White 10, East 5, Wiggins 12, Thomas 2, Elder 1, Dozier 2, Mills 3.
Male (46) – Johnson13, A. Striverson 8, Browning 14, K. Striverson 3, Combs 2, Mahango 3, Crimes 3.
A special thanks to Bob Tonini of Sacred Heart Academy for providing the comprehensive statistics for tonight’s game.