The Butler Lady Bulldogs were upset by West Charlotte in the semifinals of the state 4A basketball tournament in Greensboro last weekend. The loss ends the most successful run ever by a basketball team at Butler. Despite the early exit from the tournament, the Lady Bulldogs can at least take solace in having four players voted to the All SW4A Conference team, including Celeste Stewart who won player of the year. Coach Stephanie Butler was named coach of the year. On boys side, A.J. Evans was named to the All Conference team.

For Independence, Jessica Blair was named to the All Conference team.

2009 Southwestern 4A All Conference Basketball Team / Boys / Charlotte, NC

Quan Alexander               Myers Park
A J Evans                              Butler
Justin Cheek                      Ardrey Kell
Jeremy Ingram                  East Meck
Damon Magazu                Providence
J.D. Ey                                   Myers Park
Alex Watkins                     Ardrey Kell
Cameron McQueen        Ardrey Kell
Paris Roberts                     East Meck
Ben Cherry                         Myers Park

Player of the year- Odell Turner, Myers Park
Coach of the year- Rick Lewis, Myers Park

2009 SW 4A Girls Basketball All-Conference / Charlotte, NC

1)  Jaquaira Forney – Butler
2)  Monet Tellier – East Meck
3)  Danaira Erwin-Spencer – East Meck
4)  Cierra Burdick – Butler
5)  Allie Cashion – Weddington
6)  Clair Watkins – Butler
7)  Jessica Blair – Independence
8)  Briana Chartrand – Providence
9)  Tiffani Stephens – Myers Park
10)  Aliyah Kilpatrick – East Meck

Player of the Year

Celeste Stewart – Butler

Coach of the Year

Stephanie Butler – Butler