Posted On: 11/28/19 11:14 AM
Butler was attempting to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Mallard Creek when they visited the undefeated Sabres of South Mecklenburg (2-0) in Pineville on Tuesday. The final score was 47-42, but that doesn't tell the whole story. These are 10 takeaways from this highly competitive battle:
- The 3 point shot has truly revolutionized all levels of basketball. This game was a tale of two halves. In the first half, Butler couldn't buy a 3 pointer and they trailed 21-15. They looked disinterested and unorganized. Fast forward to the 3rd quarter: in the first two minutes of the third quarter, Butler hit 3 straight money shots (2 by 5'9" Sr. Wing Michala Funderburke and another by 5'5" SR. G Ashlynn Dotson) and they were off and running. The defensive effort increased, the ball movement improved and the overall energy of the team ramped up. Butler ended up hitting 7 or 8 threes in the second half and South Mecklenburg couldn't keep up.
- It was good to see Ashlynn Dotson back in the starting lineup for Butler and making big-time contributions. The 5'5" senior G started despite the fact that she exited the Mallard Creek game in the first