Story by Kalon Fullerton, Butler Atheltics
The Butler Grizzlies won their second straight game and their final regular season game at the Power Plant, defeating Northwest Tech 70-60 in El Dorado on Monday.
The Grizzlies played well defensively, holding the Mavs to 36% from the field, and allowed just one three point shot. Butler forced 23 turnovers and was able to score 21 points off turnovers. Butler won the rebounding margin, by a slim margin, finishing with 37. Marque English finished with nine, leading the Grizzlies on the glass.
Offensively, Keyon Thomas led the Grizzlies with 16 points, one of four players to finish in double figures. Thomas had a great night of shooting, finishing 2-4 from behind the arc and making all six of his free throws. Butler finished 40% from the field, and they were able to grab 12 offensive rebounds for eight second chance points. Butler also got 25 points from their bench.
With the win, the Grizzlies improve to 22-7, and 19-7 in conference play. Butler will finish the regular season at 14-2. They'll look to finish the season on a strong note as they go on the road to play Independence on Wednesday.