Indy Wins By 28 Over Butler

Tachai Miller (4) drives to the basket during the Butler defense.
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MINT HILL, NC – The Independence men’s basketball team put up big numbers in the first and third quarters on their way to a 73-45 Southwestern 4A Conference win over the Butler Bulldogs on Tuesday night.

By the five-minute mark of the first quarter, the Patriots had jumped out to a 14-0 lead and built on that lead to a 32-10 first quarter finish.

In the second quarter, the Bulldogs held Indy to eight points but only managed six points of their own to trail 40-16 at the end of the first half.

Both teams had a productive third quarter.  The Patriots added 25 points while Butler scored 15 points to make the score 65-31 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final period, the Bulldogs outscored the Patriots 14-8 to make the final score 73-45.  The Patriots remain undefeated 4-0 as they head into Friday’s home game against Garinger.

Reginald Smith (11) knocks down a jumper in Indy’s win over rival Butler.

Indy’s Isaiah Thomas posted a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.  He also had a blocked shot.  Jalen Hinton led the Patriots with 15 points.  Landon King poured in 11 points, had 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.  Amir Davenport scored 9 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 steals.  Reginald Smith scored 8 points, pulled down 8 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 blocked shot.   Camren Little added 6 points, had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 blocked shot.  Divine Allah scored 5 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.  Tachai Miller had 4 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.  Dyshawn Taylor scored 3 points, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal.  Ralph Johnson and Bryce Brooks had 3 rebounds each.  Sabastian Taylor had 2 rebounds and 1 assist.

Butler 10  6  15  14  –  45

Independence  32  8  25 8  –  73

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