The Butler boys’ varsity basketball team beat Stebbins High School Saturday, Feb. 27, in their first game of tournament play.
The Aviators and the Indians both came out in the first quarter playing with determination. However, it was the Aviators who lead at the end of the quarter, 18-16.
During the second quarter, Butler was able to increase their lead, ending the half at 30-21.
The second half of the game was all Butler. During the third quarter, the Aviators put up an additional 17 points to Stebbins’ 7.
The score was 47-28 going into the final quarter. Both the Aviators and the Indians scored an addition 12 points in the fourth, making the final score 59-40.
Leading the Aviators to victory was senior Miles Joiner with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
The Aviators travel to Centerville High School on Wednesday, March 1, to play the Northmont Thunderbolts in round two of the tournament. The game is set to start at 6:00 pm.