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Junior Varsity Girls
Butler Concludes Season on Top
In the final game of the year,
the Butler JV girls defeated, in sound fashion, the Vincentian
Lady Royals 55-39. Butler was led by Kristin
Wick with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Kelly
Miller scored 10 points as Danielle
Koehring added 9. Koehring and Sarah Rehm each had
8 rebounds in the victory. Heather Spangler had 8 points and
Maria Klutinoty had 7 points for Butler. The Lady Tornado
end their season with an overall record of 17 and 4. Best
of luck to all the girls next year at the next level.
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Chris Wagner BHS Statistician
Senior Night Sophomore
Although the night was saved for the upper-classmen, Sophomore
Maria Klutinoty lit up the scoreboard with 17 points including
three treys. Kristin Wick had
7, and Sarah Rehm and Danielle
Koehring each had 6 points. Rehm had 9 rebounds, Koehring
with 8 and Wick had 6 boards. Butler, 13 and 4 (10 and 2 in
section), will play their final game Monday evening hosting
the Vincentian Lady Royals.
Back With Attitude
Coming off of a crushing defeat
to North Catholic three days prior, the Lady Tornado tore
into the Ambridge Lady Bridgers 56-29. Leading the way for
Butler was Kelly Miller and
Heather Spangler with 11 points apiece and Maria
Klutinoty with 10 points. Sarah Rehm had 9 points.
And Kristin Wick added 6 points and 6 rebounds. Butler, 12
and 4, will play host to New Castle Friday at 4:30 pm.
Lady Tornado Runs Out of Gas
Down 29-9 at halftime, the Lady Tornado were forced to regroup.
That they did by outscoring North Catholic 20-5 in the third
quarter. But the Lady Trojans went on a 15-0 run in the fourth
to claim the 51-35 victory. Leading the Tornado was Danielle
Koehring with 8 points. Kelly
Miller and Heather Spangler
each had 6 points. Sarah Rehm had
7 rebounds as Kristin Wick grabbed
6. Butler, 11 and 4, will travel to Ambridge Monday at 6:00
Jewelry Almost Costs Tornado
Due to a jewelry violation, Butler was hit with a technical
foul late in the game. They held on, however, for the 28-26
victory. Sarah Rehm was called
for the apparent rules violation by wearing an earring during
the game. Leading Butler was Heather
Spangler with 8 points. Danielle
Koehring and Kelly Miller
each had 6 points. Kristin Wick
had 7 rebounds while Miller grabbed 6. Butler, 11 and 3, will
play at North Catholic Friday night at 6:30 pm.
Buzzer Beater Silences NA
Butler is no surprise to JV overtime,
but this game didn't have to go that far. With 5 seconds remaining
and the Lady Tornado down 36-35, Kelly
Miller drove the lane. She missed her shot, but at
the buzzer Heather Spangler made
the put back attempt successful and Butler won the game 37-36.
Leading Butler in the scoring department was Sarah
Rehm with 11, Danielle Koehring
with 7, and Miller with 6. Also Spangler and Kristin
Wick each had 4 points as Maria
Klutinoty scored 3. Completing the double-double, Rehm
grabbed 10 rebounds. Wick had 7 and Spangler had 5. Butler,
13 and 3, will travel to Schenley Wednesday at 4:30 pm.
Butler Sends SV to the Coronary Unit
Butler players never quit. They never give up. There couldn't
be a more fitting moniker for the Lady Tornado. The "cardiac
kids," down 35-27 in the fourth quarter, made a 10-0 run and
went on to win 41-39. Butler was led by Heather
Spangler with 18 points. Kristin
Wick, who sank two crucial free throws at the end,
had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Sarah Rehm
scored 6 and had 7 boards. Danielle
Koehring grabbed 6 boards for Butler. Butler, 12 and
3, will host North Allegheny Monday night at 6:00 pm.
Butler Throttles Shaler
The Lady Titans outscored Butler
17-5 in the final quarter, but the Lady Tornado held on for
the 46-33 victory. Butler was led by Danielle
Koehring with 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Heather Spangler had 8 points and 4 assists for the
Tornado. Sarah Rehm pulled down
7 rebounds. Butler, 11 and 3, travels to Seneca Valley Thursday
night at 6:00 pm.
Final Quarter Almost Costs Tornado
Luckily for the Lady Tornado they were able to hold on to
a 31-27 victory over the Lady Indians of North Hills. It looked
like it was all over after the third quarter with the score
29-14. But North Hills refused to go away outscoring Butler
13-2 in the final period. Butler was led by Heather
Spangler with 8 points. Kelly
Miller scored 7 points. Sara
Rehm, Kristin Wick, and Krystal
Epps each had 6 rebounds for the Tornado. Butler, 10
and 3, will play host to Shaler Monday night at 6:00 pm.
Butler Wins with the letter "K"
Not often is it that a team has
so many players with something in common. But in their 54-46
victory over Greensburg Central Catholic, the Lady Tornado
had that special something--the letter K. Scorers for Butler
include: Maria Klutinoty,
12; Danielle Koehring,
Miller, 8; Elise McCaskey,
Epps, 2; Kerry
Finan, 2; and Kristin
Wick, 2. Sarah Rehm scored
6 and Heather Spangler had 5
points. Koehring and Miller had 5 rebounds and Wick had 4
boards. Butler, 9 and 3, will play at North Hills Friday at
A Defensive Struggle
In a hard fought defensive grudge match, New Castle was able
to up-end the Lady Tornado 33-29. Butler was led by Heather
Spangler with 9 points while Kelly
Miller had 8. Kristin Wick
grabbed 9 rebounds and Sarah Rehm had
8 boards for Butler. Butler, 8 and 3, will play Greensburg
Central Catholic Monday night. The tip is scheduled for 6:00
Butler Burns Bridgers
Butler 19, Ambridge 0. That was the score at the end of
the first quarter. The Bridgers would get no closer. Butler
led by 22 at halftime, 38 after three periods, and won 58-20.
Butler was led by Maria Klutinoty with
17 points including 3 treys. Kristen
Wick, Sara Rehm, and Kelly Miller
each scored 8. Klutinoty and Danielle
Koehring grabbed 5 boards. Miller and Heather Spangler
each had 4 assists. Butler forced an amazing 38 Bridger turnovers
in the victory. Butler, 8 and 2, will play at New Castle Thursday
at 6:00 pm.
Panthers Narrowly Escape Tornado
Despite having two players in double figures, the Lady tornado
dropped a close one, 46-39, to Upper St. Clair. Butler was
led by Maria Klutinoty with 13
points. Kristen Wick contributed
a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Klutinoty,
Sara Rehm, and
Krystal Epps each had 5 boards. Butler, 7 and 2, will
play at home Monday against Ambridge. The tip is at 6 pm.
Back-and-Forth Game Goes to Tigers
Being the first game of the
quad-header at North Allegheny, this one had to set the tempo
for the night. It certainly did. The Lady Tigers pulled off
the 38-36 victory. Heather Spangler
led the Lady Tornado with 8 points.
Danielle Koehring and Maria Klutinoty
each had 7 with Koehring grabbing 6 rebounds. And Kristen
Wick scored 6 with a game-high 13 boards. Butler, 5
and 1, will play in their JV Holiday Tournament Friday and
Saturday at the IHS gymnasium. Their opponents and start times
Butler Gets It Done With Power, Strength
Butler went on to cruise to a 51-26 decisive victory over
the Lady Raiders of Seneca Valley. The twin towers of the
Lady Tornado, Danielle Koehring
and Kristen Wick, controlled
the pace of the game. Koehring led in scoring with 16 points
and Wick had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Kelly Miller, Sara Rehm, and Maria Klutinoty
each had 6 points. Koehring also had 4 steals and Heather
Spangler had 4 assists. Butler, 5 and 0, plays this Friday
at NA. The game begins at 3:30 pm.
Butler Traps Titans in "The Pit"
Shaler's auxiliary gym, affectionately
known as "The Pit" by many, was the venue for this barnburner.
The Lady Tornado pulled out the win 35-29, but the victory
was not locked up until the final buzzer. Butler led most
of the way, with the game tied at 23 heading to the fourth
quarter. Fortunately, Butler outscored Shaler 12-6, including
two treys from Maria Klutinoty.
Kelly Miller led Butler with
11 points. Klutinoty scored 8, Sara
Rehm and Heather Spangler
had 6 apiece, and Danielle Koehring
scored 4 points. Rehm grabbed 11 rebounds as well.
Spangler, Koehring, and Miller each had 4 boards. "Spang"
also had 3 steals. Butler, 4 and 0, plays Seneca Valley at
home Monday night at 6 pm.
Hills Gets Spanged
Scoring 19 points in a half isn't good, let alone in a game.
The Lady Tornado made the Indians pay for it with a 44-19
thrashing. Butler was led by Heather
Spangler with 19 points and 5 steals. Following her
was Kelly Miller with 7 and Maria
Klutinoty with 6. Danielle Koehring
grabbed 7 rebounds for Butler. Butler's (3 and 0) next game
will be part of the quad-header JV double dip Friday at Shaler.
The girls will play at 4:30 pm as will the boys JV.
Overtime Attack at Moon
It looked like it would be Moon's night. However, Butler didn't
see it that way. The Lady Tornado fought their way back into
the game all the way and came out with an overtime victory,
40-35. Heather Spangler scored
8 points with 4 steals and Kristen Wick
added 7 with 10 rebounds. But the leading scorer, while
suffering throughout the game with nausea-like symptoms, Kelly
Miller had 14 points for Butler. Miller helped to ice
the victory in OT going 5 for 6 from the "charity stripe."
Butler, 2 and 0, start the section 3 season Monday at home
against North Hills.
Butler Got All
the Right "Klu"s
In the girls' first game of the season, the Lady Tornado
knocked off Hampton 34-26. Much like the varsity on this night,
Butler locked up the win at the foul line: Butler went 5 for
7 from the line. Leading in scoring was
Maria Klutinoty with 12 points, including 3 treys.
Kelly Miller added 9 for the
Tornado. In rebounding, Sara Rehm
led with 7 followed by Heather Spangler,
Kristen Wick, and Danielle Koehring
each with 6. Butler, 1 and 0, plays their next game Friday
at Moon Area.
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Chris Wagner BHS Statistician
Cougars Claw Out Victory
Blackhawk - 34
Butler - 32
In a nip-and-tuck game, Blackhawk
pulled out a squeaker, 34-32. After a 7-7 first quarter, Butler
held the Lady Cougars scoreless until the 3:25 mark of the
second. The Tornado led 14-11 at the half. But the difference
was the third quarter in which Blackhawk outscored Butler
11-6. Leading scorers for the Tornado were
Renee Slater with 12 and Megan
Pesci and Holly Geibel
with 7 each. Geibel led with 7 rebounds while Pesci had 6.
Krystal Epps had 4 assists. Butler ends their season with
a great 16 and 4 record. Thanks to the players and coaches
Bekah Cygan and Dorthea Epps
for a great year. Good luck at the varsity level next year.
Tornado Hands New Castle
a Full "Slate"
Butler - 44
New Castle -40
Thursday afternoon in New
Castle, Butler defeated the Red Hurricane 44-40. The game
was back and forth until 3 minutes into the first quarter
when Butler went on a 17-0 run that stretched into the second
period. NC retaliated with a 13-2 run of their own. Butler
led 37-28 at the end of three, but NC wouldn't go away. But
the Lady Tornado did survive the late surge for the victory.
Leading Butler was Renee Slater
with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Megan
Pesci had 7 points while Maura
Connelly had 6. Holly Geibel
added 5 boards and Connelly had 4. Butler's record moves to
16 and 3 with a section-winning record of 11 and 1. Butler's
final game is Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:00 pm.
Butler Burns the Bridgers
Ambridge - 21
Butler - 52
In a complete domination Monday
night, the Lady Tornado defeated Ambridge, 52-21. Leading
in scoring was Ann Wigton with
14 points and Megan Pesci with
13. Beth Wolensky had 7, Kristen
Wick 6, and Renee Slater
5. Holly Geibel had 6 assists
and 4 points. In rebounds, Pesci had 6, Wolensky, Wick, and
Slater each had 4. Wigton had 4 steals. Butler's record improves
to 15 and 3, 10 and 1 in the section. The J.V.'s final game
is Thursday, Feb. 8 at New Castle. The game is at 3:30 pm.
Buzzer Beater Stuns Butler
Butler - 30
North Allegheny - 31
The Lady Tornado had 3 great
quarters against North Allegheny, but the fourth was not as
enjoyable. Butler led 24-18 after the third. Then, NA outscored
Butler 13 to 6 in the final period capped by a 3-pointer with
two seconds remaining to steal the victory, 31-30. Butler
was led by Holly Geibel with
13 points and 11 rebounds. Megan Pesci
added 7 boards. Butler's overall record drops to 13 and 3.
Also the Tornado suffered its first section loss, moving to
9 and 1.
Butler - 42
Shaler - 25
The Tornado dominated the Lady Titans of
Shaler Area, 42-25. The girls never trailed during the game.
Leading scorers were: Renee Slater
with 9, Megan Pesci with 8,
Lyndsey McCaskey with 7, and
Anne Wigton with 5. Butler
only committed 4 fouls during the entire 2nd half. The J.V.
girls are now 12 and 2; 8 and 0 in section play. A special
thanks goes out to Mr. Hank Keller for the scores.
Seneca Valley - 24
Butler - 37
Tough "D" Gets It Done Butler and Seneca
Valley played a game of defense and Butler's came out on
top. Only allowing 24 points, the Lady Tornado won 37-24
improving their record to 13 and 2 and their section record
to an amazing 9 and 0. Leading in scoring for Butler was
Holly Geibel with 10, Ann Wigton
with 7, Renee Slater with 6,
and Megan Pesci with 5. Maura Connelly
had 7 assists in the victory. Geibel also had 6 rebounds
followed by Lyndsey McCaskey
with 5 and Kristen Wick with
4. The defense was the key for Butler forcing 22 Seneca
Mt. Lebanon - 24
Butler - 31
Tornado Shut Down Blue
Tornado Shut Down Blue Devils In a game
that was pretty much controlled by Butler the whole night,
the Tornado won in convincing fashion, 31-24. Butler was
led by Megan Pesci with 7 points. Maura
Connelly and Ann Wigton
had 5. Renee Slater and Holly
Geibel each had 4 points. Kristen Wick grabbed 6
rebounds for Butler while Geibel and Lyndsey
McCaskey had 4 boards apiece. Wigton also had 6 steals
in the winning effort. Butler's record moves to 14 and 3.
The final home game is Monday, Feb. 5 against Ambridge.
Copyright © 2000 goldentornadosports.net
Wagner BHS Statistician