Tippecanoe remained unbeaten despite scoring 15 points less than they have in any game this season.

Posted On: 01/7/21 10:51 AM

In a battle between two of the top teams in the MVL, Tippecanoe remained unbeaten with a grind out victory over Butler. Butler was playing without leading scorer Tyler MontagueTylerMontague6'0" | PGVandalia Butler | 2021OH, which really hurt their offense in the half-court. Despite some cold shooting in the first quarter, an advantage on the glass and a quick 5-0 run by Griffin Caldwell helped the Red Devils 14-7 lead at the end of one quarter. Caldwell would be key all night for Tippecanoe, as his timely shooting helped keep the lead comfortable for Tippecanoe throughout the evening. Efficient scoring seems to be Caldwell’s biggest strength as he’s shooting 60% from the field this season. Butler trailed by 11 at halftime, but continued to battle, making little runs throughout the third and fourth quarters to keep the game competitive until about two minutes left. The loss of Montague really hurt the Aviators as they 5/15 from 3-point range and 2/10 from the free-throw line. Connor Bucchanan was a bright spot for Butler in a losing effort. He showed some nice post moves, crashed the offensive glass and defended the rim. Bucchanan finished the night one rebound short of a double-double, but going 1/6

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