SPRINGFIELD — On Saturday the Lady Aviators traveled to Springfield to take on the Lady Wildcats as part of the Greater Western Ohio Conference (GWOC) Showcase.
Butler looked to continue their winning ways after defeating Miamisburg on Wednesday. Butler headed into their second GWOC crossover contest on a two game winning streak. Springfield came into the game looking to upset the Aviators, and capture their first win of the season. The Lady Aviators put on a show, dominated Springfield in all areas of the game. Butler defeated the Wildcats 65-25 and moved to 5-3 on the year.
The game started fast for the Aviators, staying physical on the offensive end while playing lockdown defense. Butler allowed only two points in the first quarter, while scoring 19 of their own. The Aviators quickly set the pace for the game, and would never look back from there. Brianna Fourman caught fire in the opening quarter for the Aviators, scoring seven points for Butler. Brittney Petrosky also added seven for the Aviators, as they jumped out to an early 17 point lead, 19-2.
The success continued for the Aviators in the second quarter. Butler played excellent defense, holding the Wildcats to only nine points in the second quarter. The Aviators added 11 of their own, stretching their lead to 19 heading into the half. Senior center Abby Grooms added four points for the Aviators, as well as dominating on the boards. Butler would head into the half leading Springfield 30 to 11.
The success would continue in the second half for the Aviators, wearing down Springfield and cruising to their third win in a row. Butler allowed only 14 in the second half, but would add 35 more of their own. Junior Olivia Schoenherr caught fire in the second half, going 5 for 5 from the foul line. Freshman Tyree Fletcher also added nine points in the fourth quarter, as the Aviators polished off Springfield. Butler would win their third straight game by a final score of 65-25 in their second GWOC crossover contest.
Leading scorers for Saturday’s game were Brianna Fourman and Brittney Petrosky with 12 points, followed by Abby Grooms with 10 and Tyree Fletcher with nine.
The win over Springfield was an important win for the Aviators as they began a three game road stretch. The Lady Aviators will be back in action on Wednesday as they travel to play the lady Buccaneers of Xenia. Tip time will be 6 p.m. for Junior Varsity with Varsity to follow.
The Junior Varsity Girls team also defeated Springfield by a score of 31-25.