Eagles strong fourth quarter not enough against Butler County

January 5, 2022 | 12:04 am

Updated January 5, 2022 | 1:05 am

Unable to stop Butler County’s offense in the second half, it was too little too late for Apollo as they fell 64-61 despite a late push for a comeback.

The Eagles got off to a slow start, as the Bears had a pair of threes help them open the floor up and took an 18-13 lead after the first quarter.

Sophomore Eli Masterson kept Apollo afloat offensively in the second quarter with eight of the team’s 10 in the quarter. 

Butler County wasn’t able to get past the 10-point mark in the second as well, but remained in charge 28-23 at halftime.

After nothing fell from beyond the arc in the second, the Bears were able to get two more in the third quarter and grew their lead to 46-37.

With the game seemingly leaning towards a Butler County win, Apollo came roaring back in the fourth.

Getting half of their 24 points in the quarter from beyond the arc, the Eagles offense had made it a nail biter.

However, they weren’t able to stop Butler County’s offense in the fourth as they finished with 18 to close out a 64-61 win.

Masterson led Apollo with 23 points on the night, while senior Jaden Kelly had 14 points and senior Grant Smith tallied 11.

The loss has Apollo sitting at 2-11, as they will hope to return to form in a road matchup with Henderson County at 7 p.m. on Friday.

January 5, 2022 | 12:04 am

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