Butler handles Xenia on Senior Night


XENIA — Senior Night began with an upbeat of optimism before the mood steadily crashed.

Butler spoiled the party for the Bucs’ three seniors Wednesday in a 58-24 game that kept the Aviators in first place in the MVL standings.

Xenia’s offense didn’t have much room to maneuver throughout the contest as Butler built up an early lead that continued to grow into the final minutes. Trailing by 16 at halftime, Xenia got as close as 12 early in the third quarter after getting its best flow of the game going using a 12-4 run spanning both halves.

Butler clamped back down on the defensive end and produced a 12-0 run to double its advantage and pull back away.

Xenia only managed to score one point in the fourth quarter on a free throw by Milani Channels, which also ended the second seven minute-plus drought of the game for its offense.

Xenia’s senior trio of Alaiya Meaux, Tayler Elliott and Gabby Winegarner combined to score 16 points. Nataiya Maidson had Xenia’s other seven points.

Butler also had won the first meeting this season between the two teams, 26-24.

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