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Butler Concludes Season on Top
In the final game of the year, the Butler JV girls defeated, in sound fashion, the Vincentian Lady Royals 55-39. Butler was led by Kristin Wick with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Kelly Miller scored 10 points as Danielle Koehring added 9. Koehring and Sarah Rehm each had 8 rebounds in the victory. Heather Spangler had 8 points and Maria Klutinoty had 7 points for Butler. The Lady Tornado end their season with an overall record of 17 and 4. Best of luck to all the girls next year at the next level.
Copyright 2000 Chris Wagner BHS Statistician

Senior Night Sophomore
Although the night was saved for the upper-classmen, Sophomore Maria Klutinoty lit up the scoreboard with 17 points including three treys. Kristin Wick had 7, and Sarah Rehm and Danielle Koehring each had 6 points. Rehm had 9 rebounds, Koehring with 8 and Wick had 6 boards. Butler, 13 and 4 (10 and 2 in section), will play their final game Monday evening hosting the Vincentian Lady Royals.
Back With Attitude

Coming off of a crushing defeat to North Catholic three days prior, the Lady Tornado tore into the Ambridge Lady Bridgers 56-29. Leading the way for Butler was Kelly Miller and Heather Spangler with 11 points apiece and Maria Klutinoty with 10 points. Sarah Rehm had 9 points. And Kristin Wick added 6 points and 6 rebounds. Butler, 12 and 4, will play host to New Castle Friday at 4:30 pm.

Lady Tornado Runs Out of Gas

Down 29-9 at halftime, the Lady Tornado were forced to regroup. That they did by outscoring North Catholic 20-5 in the third quarter. But the Lady Trojans went on a 15-0 run in the fourth to claim the 51-35 victory. Leading the Tornado was Danielle Koehring with 8 points. Kelly Miller and Heather Spangler each had 6 points. Sarah Rehm had 7 rebounds as Kristin Wick grabbed 6. Butler, 11 and 4, will travel to Ambridge Monday at 6:00 pm.

Jewelry Almost Costs Tornado

Due to a jewelry violation, Butler was hit with a technical foul late in the game. They held on, however, for the 28-26 victory. Sarah Rehm was called for the apparent rules violation by wearing an earring during the game. Leading Butler was Heather Spangler with 8 points. Danielle Koehring and Kelly Miller each had 6 points. Kristin Wick had 7 rebounds while Miller grabbed 6. Butler, 11 and 3, will play at North Catholic Friday night at 6:30 pm.

Buzzer Beater Silences NA
Butler is no surprise to JV overtime, but this game didn't have to go that far. With 5 seconds remaining and the Lady Tornado down 36-35, Kelly Miller drove the lane. She missed her shot, but at the buzzer Heather Spangler made the put back attempt successful and Butler won the game 37-36. Leading Butler in the scoring department was Sarah Rehm with 11, Danielle Koehring with 7, and Miller with 6. Also Spangler and Kristin Wick each had 4 points as Maria Klutinoty scored 3. Completing the double-double, Rehm grabbed 10 rebounds. Wick had 7 and Spangler had 5. Butler, 13 and 3, will travel to Schenley Wednesday at 4:30 pm.

Butler Sends SV to the Coronary Unit

Butler players never quit. They never give up. There couldn't be a more fitting moniker for the Lady Tornado. The "cardiac kids," down 35-27 in the fourth quarter, made a 10-0 run and went on to win 41-39. Butler was led by Heather Spangler with 18 points. Kristin Wick, who sank two crucial free throws at the end, had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Sarah Rehm scored 6 and had 7 boards. Danielle Koehring grabbed 6 boards for Butler. Butler, 12 and 3, will host North Allegheny Monday night at 6:00 pm.

Butler Throttles Shaler
The Lady Titans outscored Butler 17-5 in the final quarter, but the Lady Tornado held on for the 46-33 victory. Butler was led by Danielle Koehring with 9 points and 6 rebounds. Heather Spangler had 8 points and 4 assists for the Tornado. Sarah Rehm pulled down 7 rebounds. Butler, 11 and 3, travels to Seneca Valley Thursday night at 6:00 pm.

Final Quarter Almost Costs Tornado
Luckily for the Lady Tornado they were able to hold on to a 31-27 victory over the Lady Indians of North Hills. It looked like it was all over after the third quarter with the score 29-14. But North Hills refused to go away outscoring Butler 13-2 in the final period. Butler was led by Heather Spangler with 8 points. Kelly Miller scored 7 points. Sara Rehm, Kristin Wick, and Krystal Epps each had 6 rebounds for the Tornado. Butler, 10 and 3, will play host to Shaler Monday night at 6:00 pm.

Butler Wins with the letter "K"
Not often is it that a team has so many players with something in common. But in their 54-46 victory over Greensburg Central Catholic, the Lady Tornado had that special something--the letter K. Scorers for Butler include: Maria Klutinoty, 12; Danielle Koehring, 10; Kelly Miller, 8; Elise McCaskey, 7; Krystal Epps, 2; Kerry Finan, 2; and Kristin Wick, 2. Sarah Rehm scored 6 and Heather Spangler had 5 points. Koehring and Miller had 5 rebounds and Wick had 4 boards. Butler, 9 and 3, will play at North Hills Friday at 8:00 pm.

A Defensive Struggle

In a hard fought defensive grudge match, New Castle was able to up-end the Lady Tornado 33-29. Butler was led by Heather Spangler with 9 points while Kelly Miller had 8. Kristin Wick grabbed 9 rebounds and Sarah Rehm had 8 boards for Butler. Butler, 8 and 3, will play Greensburg Central Catholic Monday night. The tip is scheduled for 6:00 pm.

Butler Burns Bridgers

Butler 19, Ambridge 0. That was the score at the end of the first quarter. The Bridgers would get no closer. Butler led by 22 at halftime, 38 after three periods, and won 58-20. Butler was led by Maria Klutinoty with 17 points including 3 treys. Kristen Wick, Sara Rehm, and Kelly Miller each scored 8. Klutinoty and Danielle Koehring grabbed 5 boards. Miller and Heather Spangler each had 4 assists. Butler forced an amazing 38 Bridger turnovers in the victory. Butler, 8 and 2, will play at New Castle Thursday at 6:00 pm.

Panthers Narrowly Escape Tornado

Despite having two players in double figures, the Lady tornado dropped a close one, 46-39, to Upper St. Clair. Butler was led by Maria Klutinoty with 13 points. Kristen Wick contributed a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Klutinoty, Sara Rehm, and Krystal Epps each had 5 boards. Butler, 7 and 2, will play at home Monday against Ambridge. The tip is at 6 pm.

Back-and-Forth Game Goes to Tigers
Being the first game of the quad-header at North Allegheny, this one had to set the tempo for the night. It certainly did. The Lady Tigers pulled off the 38-36 victory. Heather Spangler led the Lady Tornado with 8 points. Danielle Koehring and Maria Klutinoty each had 7 with Koehring grabbing 6 rebounds. And Kristen Wick scored 6 with a game-high 13 boards. Butler, 5 and 1, will play in their JV Holiday Tournament Friday and Saturday at the IHS gymnasium. Their opponents and start times TBA.

Butler Gets It Done With Power, Strength

Butler went on to cruise to a 51-26 decisive victory over the Lady Raiders of Seneca Valley. The twin towers of the Lady Tornado, Danielle Koehring and Kristen Wick, controlled the pace of the game. Koehring led in scoring with 16 points and Wick had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Kelly Miller, Sara Rehm, and Maria Klutinoty each had 6 points. Koehring also had 4 steals and Heather Spangler had 4 assists. Butler, 5 and 0, plays this Friday at NA. The game begins at 3:30 pm.

Butler Traps Titans in "The Pit"
Shaler's auxiliary gym, affectionately known as "The Pit" by many, was the venue for this barnburner. The Lady Tornado pulled out the win 35-29, but the victory was not locked up until the final buzzer. Butler led most of the way, with the game tied at 23 heading to the fourth quarter. Fortunately, Butler outscored Shaler 12-6, including two treys from Maria Klutinoty. Kelly Miller led Butler with 11 points. Klutinoty scored 8, Sara Rehm and Heather Spangler had 6 apiece, and Danielle Koehring scored 4 points. Rehm grabbed 11 rebounds as well. Spangler, Koehring, and Miller each had 4 boards. "Spang" also had 3 steals. Butler, 4 and 0, plays Seneca Valley at home Monday night at 6 pm.

North Hills Gets Spanged

Scoring 19 points in a half isn't good, let alone in a game. The Lady Tornado made the Indians pay for it with a 44-19 thrashing. Butler was led by Heather Spangler with 19 points and 5 steals. Following her was Kelly Miller with 7 and Maria Klutinoty with 6. Danielle Koehring grabbed 7 rebounds for Butler. Butler's (3 and 0) next game will be part of the quad-header JV double dip Friday at Shaler. The girls will play at 4:30 pm as will the boys JV.

Butler Launches Overtime Attack at Moon
It looked like it would be Moon's night. However, Butler didn't see it that way. The Lady Tornado fought their way back into the game all the way and came out with an overtime victory, 40-35. Heather Spangler scored 8 points with 4 steals and Kristen Wick added 7 with 10 rebounds. But the leading scorer, while suffering throughout the game with nausea-like symptoms, Kelly Miller had 14 points for Butler. Miller helped to ice the victory in OT going 5 for 6 from the "charity stripe." Butler, 2 and 0, start the section 3 season Monday at home against North Hills.

Butler Got All the Right "Klu"s

In the girls' first game of the season, the Lady Tornado knocked off Hampton 34-26. Much like the varsity on this night, Butler locked up the win at the foul line: Butler went 5 for 7 from the line. Leading in scoring was Maria Klutinoty with 12 points, including 3 treys. Kelly Miller added 9 for the Tornado. In rebounding, Sara Rehm led with 7 followed by Heather Spangler, Kristen Wick, and Danielle Koehring each with 6. Butler, 1 and 0, plays their next game Friday at Moon Area.
Copyright 2000 & Chris Wagner BHS Statistician

Cougars Claw Out Victory Against Tornado
Blackhawk - 34
Butler - 32

In a nip-and-tuck game, Blackhawk pulled out a squeaker, 34-32. After a 7-7 first quarter, Butler held the Lady Cougars scoreless until the 3:25 mark of the second. The Tornado led 14-11 at the half. But the difference was the third quarter in which Blackhawk outscored Butler 11-6. Leading scorers for the Tornado were Renee Slater with 12 and Megan Pesci and Holly Geibel with 7 each. Geibel led with 7 rebounds while Pesci had 6. Krystal Epps had 4 assists. Butler ends their season with a great 16 and 4 record. Thanks to the players and coaches Bekah Cygan and Dorthea Epps for a great year. Good luck at the varsity level next year.

Tornado Hands New Castle a Full "Slate"
Butler - 44
New Castle -40

Thursday afternoon in New Castle, Butler defeated the Red Hurricane 44-40. The game was back and forth until 3 minutes into the first quarter when Butler went on a 17-0 run that stretched into the second period. NC retaliated with a 13-2 run of their own. Butler led 37-28 at the end of three, but NC wouldn't go away. But the Lady Tornado did survive the late surge for the victory. Leading Butler was Renee Slater with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 steals. Megan Pesci had 7 points while Maura Connelly had 6. Holly Geibel added 5 boards and Connelly had 4. Butler's record moves to 16 and 3 with a section-winning record of 11 and 1. Butler's final game is Monday, Feb. 12 at 6:00 pm.

Butler Burns the Bridgers
Ambridge - 21
Butler - 52

In a complete domination Monday night, the Lady Tornado defeated Ambridge, 52-21. Leading in scoring was Ann Wigton with 14 points and Megan Pesci with 13. Beth Wolensky had 7, Kristen Wick 6, and Renee Slater 5. Holly Geibel had 6 assists and 4 points. In rebounds, Pesci had 6, Wolensky, Wick, and Slater each had 4. Wigton had 4 steals. Butler's record improves to 15 and 3, 10 and 1 in the section. The J.V.'s final game is Thursday, Feb. 8 at New Castle. The game is at 3:30 pm.

Buzzer Beater Stuns Butler
Butler - 30
North Allegheny - 31

The Lady Tornado had 3 great quarters against North Allegheny, but the fourth was not as enjoyable. Butler led 24-18 after the third. Then, NA outscored Butler 13 to 6 in the final period capped by a 3-pointer with two seconds remaining to steal the victory, 31-30. Butler was led by Holly Geibel with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Megan Pesci added 7 boards. Butler's overall record drops to 13 and 3. Also the Tornado suffered its first section loss, moving to 9 and 1.

Butler - 42
Shaler - 25

The Tornado dominated the Lady Titans of Shaler Area, 42-25. The girls never trailed during the game. Leading scorers were: Renee Slater with 9, Megan Pesci with 8, Lyndsey McCaskey with 7, and Anne Wigton with 5. Butler only committed 4 fouls during the entire 2nd half. The J.V. girls are now 12 and 2; 8 and 0 in section play. A special thanks goes out to Mr. Hank Keller for the scores.

Seneca Valley - 24
Butler - 37

Tough "D" Gets It Done Butler and Seneca Valley played a game of defense and Butler's came out on top. Only allowing 24 points, the Lady Tornado won 37-24 improving their record to 13 and 2 and their section record to an amazing 9 and 0. Leading in scoring for Butler was Holly Geibel with 10, Ann Wigton with 7, Renee Slater with 6, and Megan Pesci with 5. Maura Connelly had 7 assists in the victory. Geibel also had 6 rebounds followed by Lyndsey McCaskey with 5 and Kristen Wick with 4. The defense was the key for Butler forcing 22 Seneca turnovers.

Mt. Lebanon - 24
Butler - 31
Tornado Shut Down Blue Devils

Tornado Shut Down Blue Devils In a game that was pretty much controlled by Butler the whole night, the Tornado won in convincing fashion, 31-24. Butler was led by Megan Pesci with 7 points. Maura Connelly and Ann Wigton had 5. Renee Slater and Holly Geibel each had 4 points. Kristen Wick grabbed 6 rebounds for Butler while Geibel and Lyndsey McCaskey had 4 boards apiece. Wigton also had 6 steals in the winning effort. Butler's record moves to 14 and 3. The final home game is Monday, Feb. 5 against Ambridge.
Copyright 2000 & Chris Wagner BHS Statistician

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