Friday, November 27, 2015

Butler hands Richmond its first loss




Don't miss the action from "bantam all-stars" in the
beginning of the Butler-Richmond game report above.
After a highly entertaining "bantam all-star game (see video)," Butler handed Richmond a 69-63 loss Saturday in the 100 Black Men Thanksgiving Tournament at Paine College. Butler was paced by Jerry Leverette, who scored 15 points, including 4 three pointers, and Jzwa Collier, who added 14.

Leverette made 2 of his three first half threes during a 9-0 Butler run to start the second quarter. But Richmond stormed back with its own 9-0 streak to tie the game as Trey Brown scored back-to-back transition baskets, and Moses Williams and Donta Stephens also made key buckets.
Butler's Will Lambert had his way inside Saturday.

The Bulldogs took a 29-26 halftime lead before blowing the game open with a 25 point fourth quarter that gave Butler its biggest lead, 54-41, entering the fourth. Collier, Deandre Barton, and junior Will Lambert were instrumental in a quarter that eight Bulldogs scored in.

Richmond wouldn't go away, cutting the lead to four in the final minute after Brown's three pointer made it 62-58.

Barton scored 11 points as the Bulldogs had three players score in double figures. Brown and Williams each scored 14 to lead Richmond. Stephens added 12 points.

Butler improves to 3-0 for the season, and Richmond falls to 2-1.


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