Pine-Richland Gets Best Of Butler In Matchup Of Top Teams in Class 6A

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Pine-Richland passed its toughest test of the early season with a 80-64 Section 1-6A win at Butler. Both teams were considered the top teams in the area in Class 6A.

In a hostile environment, the Rams were able to take the crowd out of it early on, jumping out to a 24-11 lead after the first quarter. The Golden Tornado were unable to overcome the deficit the rest of the game.

Junior Daniel Petcash led the way for the Rams with 25 points. Senior Phil Jurkovec added 19 points in the winning effort.

Super sophomore Ethan Morton tried his hardest to bring Butler back with his game-high 39 points.

Pine-Richland improves to 5-1 and 2-0, while Butler drops to 6-1 and 2-1.

Both Pine-Richland and Butler will compete in the C.J. Betters Holiday Tournament starting on Friday at The Community College of Beaver County.