Butler tops Greenville in MVL action

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Greenville's Drew Hamilton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

VANDALIA – Greenville dropped a 52-33 road game to the Butler Aviators in a Miami Valley League contest.

The home-standing Aviators grabbed a 12-9 first-quarter lead with 6’1” junior forward Drew Hamilton accounting for 6 Wave points and a Liam Jasenski 3-pointer.

Period No. 2 went to Butler by a 10-8 score sending the teams to the break with the Aviators holding a 22-17 advantage. Ryan Staver paced GHS with a 3-point basket in the quarter.

Greenville struggled in third quarter play with the Aviators taking the period by an 18-5 count sending the game to the final quarter of play with the Green Wave trailing 40-22.

“We were down five at halftime but between turnovers and missed shots we dug a hole we couldn’t get out of,” Greenville coach, Matt Hamilton said of third-quarter play. “We played better overall than last weekend.”

Greenville put 11 points on the fourth quarter board led by junior forward, Drew Hamilton’s 9-points including his second triple of the night. Butler was one better taking the final period 12-11 to earn the MVL win.

Hamilton led Greenville and all scorers with a game-high 18 points.

Greenville is home to the Troy Trojans on Tuesday, December 12 with a 7:30 p.m. start time.

BOXSCORE:

BUTLER 52, GREENVILLE 33

BUTLER – TJ Green 17, A. Holderman 11, T. Neely 10, J. Rusk 6, J. Cunningham 2, T. Crump 2, A. Mabson 2, L. Seibert 2 – TOTALS 13 11-15 5 52

GREENVILLE – D. Hamilton 18, TJ Barr 4, L. Jasenski 3, R. Staver 3, J. Chick 2, D. Carney 2, L. Hocker 1 – TOTALS 9 6-11 3 33

3-POINTERS

Butler 5 (T. Green 2, T. Neely 2, A. Holderman 1)

Greenville 3 (D. Hamilton 1, L. Jasinski 1, R. Staver 1)

SCORE by QUARTERS

12-10-18-12 52 Butler

09-08-05-11 33 Greenville