Flexing muscles
Butler boys dominant in 66-39 hoop win

By John Enrietto 
Eagle Sports Editor 

BUTLER TWP — How good can
Butler be? 
The Golden Tornado showed a glimpse of it Monday night. 
“We were down 15 at halftime — and I felt pretty good about it,” Burrell coach Shawn Bennis said. 
That feeling quickly changed as the Tornado (1-1) outscored the Bucs 21-3 in the third period while cruising to a 66-39 boys basketball victory.
Butler led 53-20 through three quarters and was deep into its bench before the period ended. 
“I feel like we can be diversified offensively and defensively,”
Butler coach Matt Clement said. “These kids can do a lot of things and we’re working hard to utilize those skills.” 
Early in the third quarter,
Butler switched to a 1-3-1 zone, taking advantage of its lanky players to disrupt the Bucs (2-1). 
“When they went to that
1-3-1 ... We couldn’t do much with it,” Bennis admitted. 
Burrell sank only one of eight shots from the floor and turned the ball over 11 times in the third frame. 
“Coming into the game, we felt numbers 22 and 3 were their main cogs and we wanted to take them out of the game as much as we could,” Clement said. “Until late in the game, I thought we did that.” 
Max Garda (22) sank just three of 14 shots from the floor and had seven points through three quarters. He led the Bucs with 12. Nick Kotecki (3) scored only three points and attempted just three shots. 
Burrell had 27 turnovers in the contest. 
Tyler Frederick paced
Butler with 20 points and five rebounds before leaving the game midway through the third period. He scored the Tornado’s first 10 points of the night as Butler had a 10-3 lead five minutes into the contest. 
“You always feel good when any player gets off to a start like that,”
Frederick said. “The other guys feed off it. 
“What makes us a good team is that any one of us can have a big game at any time. It always seems to be a different guy.” 
Connor Ollio added 12 points and five boards for
Butler. He was out of the game before the end of the third period as well. 
Freshman guard Ethan Morton had seven points, six assists and four steals. Twelve different
Butler players scored and 12 players grabbed at least one rebound. 
“We’re going to get better as we mesh a little bit more,” Ollio said. “Our guards can penetrate and get the ball to us down low” 
Five different
Butler players sank treys and the Tornado have connectedfor 16 3-pointers through two games. 
“We have a lot of differfent sets, plays we can run for different people,” Clement said. “We’ve worked hard on ball movement and that was evident tonight.” 
Their skill-set was evident as well. 
“That’s an awfully good team,” Bennis said. “We’re not going to play anyone close to this good in our section. This experience will only help us down the road.” 
Logan Phillips 0-1 0-0 0, Nick Kotecki 1-3 1-2 3, Zach Gimbel 0-3 0-0 0, Jacob Robertson 0-0 0-0 0, Dom Zottola 0-5 0-0 0, Max Garda 3-14 6-10 12, Mason Meredith 1-1 0-0 2, Ryan Bargerstiock 3-6 0-0 8, Logan Bitar 3-3 3-4 9, Luke Virag 2-2 1-1 5. Totals: 13-38 11-17 39. 
Luke Michalek 1-2 0-0 3, Andrew Yonker 1-5 0-0 3, Jace Stutz 0-3 0-0 0, Cade Negley 1-3 0-1 3, Ian McCarrier 1-3 0-0 3, Jason Gray 2-2 0-0 4, Tyler Frederick 8-11 4-5 20, Connor Ollio 6-7 0-0 12, Ethan Morton 3-7 1-2 7, Joel Stutz 2-7 0-0 5, Jefferson Ford 1-2 0-0 2, Phil Vandegrift 0-0 0-0 0, Isaish Scribner 0-0 0-0 0, Doug Kostelansky 0-0 0-0 0, Tarik Taroufik 1-1 0-0 2, Dom Schmidt 1-1 0-1 2. Totals: 28-56 5-10 66. 
Burrell 10 7 3 19 — 39 
Butler17 15 21 13 — 66 
3-point goals: Bargerstock 2; Michalek, Yonker, Negley, McCarrier, Jo.Stutz 
Butler, 61-26 (Burrell: Luke Virag 8; Butler: Patrick McLachlan 10, Isaish Scribner 10