Thursday, January 24, 2013

Butler's Coleman Does it Again!

After handing his team's area and sub region rival, Glenn Hills, its first loss of the season Wednesday, Butler coach Cervantes Boddy refused to "overly hype" his team's accomplishment.  "This was just another game. We have another one Friday," Boddy remarked after the game.  Although the wise coach's grounded perspective is warranted, the victory is certainly an important one.  The 78-68 road win keeps Butler within one game of Glenn Hills in the race for the sub region's regular season title.

Butler's record now stands at 10-8 overall and 3-2 in sub region action.  The Spartans' first loss of the season means Glenn Hills' 17-1 overall and 4-1 sub region record places the Spartans slightly ahead of Butler, Cross Creek, and Burke County, who are all tied for second place.

The path to this Bulldog victory was familiar in a way.  Butler was paced by a 39 point explosion by sophomore shooting guard Don Coleman.  Wednesday's game was not the first time this season that Coleman led his team to victory with a huge scoring night.  His 37 point performance versus Laney in the Thanksgiving Classic came to the minds of many during tonight's display.  Laney assistant coach Buck Harris tweeted this Wednesday: "...know the feeling, gave us 37!"

Coleman's effort was complemented by that of senior Ronald Jones, who posted a 19 point, 17 rebound outing.  Naquan Turner scored 22 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in the rare Glenn Hills defeat.


  1. Good game, I thought Butler's pg Marquis leverett did a great job moving the ball around and finding their two primary scorer's Donte and Ronald. Ronald's rebounding and shot blocking was key in this win. Although no one likes losing, this loss will help Glenn Hills in the long run, better to get it now then later when its one and done.

  2. I agree 100% with your comments. Leverette and Jones are great senior leaders who play unselfishly and form the heart of the team. Marquis also played a huge role in the Laney game referred to in the article above. Butler has the potential to do some serious damage.

    And Glenn Hills is darn good. When the season's only loss is one in which your opponent has a guy go for 39 and another almost post a 20/20, that says a lot for how difficult it will be to top the Spartans!