The Butler girls’ basketball team improved their record to 3-0 with an 88-17 win at Vance on Tuesday.  At one point in the first quarter the Bulldogs lead 35-0.  Four Butler players finished in double figures including Jaymee Fisher-Davis, the game’

s high scorer with 22 points.

Even with the strong start, Head Coach Mark Sanders feels the team has room for improvement.

“Right now our main focus is on defense.  At the end of the day the team with the best defense ends up winning the game.”

The Butler girls are the reigning state 4AA champions.

The Butler boys’ basketball team dropped a season-opening thriller in overtime on Tuesday.  Vance defeated the Bulldogs 76-72.

Having only seven players in uniform, and facing a 15-point third quarter deficit, Butler rallied back.  Marcus Burton nailed a game-tying 3-pointer with 19 seconds to play in regulation.  Burton finished the game with 22 points.  Anthony Stitt was the game high-scorer with 29, but it wasn’t enough to carry the Bulldogs to victory.

Head Coach Kurt Wessler felt this was a springboard game for his team.

“Every experience that we have like this is going to make us better down the stretch.  To have to face the adversity we had was huge.”

The Butler basketball teams host Robinson High School on Monday and West Charlotte on Tuesday.