VANDALIA – The Butler Aviators came into Friday’s game versus Greenville looking to stop a 3-game skid that included back to back overtime losses to Sidney and Tippecanoe.
After taking a 12-8 lead after the first quarter, the Green Wave surged to take a 28-19 lead at halftime and never trailed again in a 62-56 win at the Butler Student Activities Center.
The loss dropped Butler to 3-4 overall and 1-4 in the GWOC North division. Greenville improved to 5-2 overall and 5-1 in the division.
Butler was led by Miles Joiner who had 23 points and eight rebounds, four steals and two assists. Michael Kreill added 19 points and three assists.
Other scorers were Bryant Johnson with six points, Trey Sanders with five, and Nathan Stogdill with three. Tyler Burley did not score but contributed five rebounds, three assists and a steal.
The Aviators will step out of conference play for a GWOC crossover game at Northmont on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Tip off for freshmen is 4:30 p.m. followed by junior varsity at 6 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 p.m.
Reach Darrell Wacker at 937-684-8983 or on Twitter @VandaliaDrummer.