Boys LIT | Sharpe shoots Bullitt East past Butler

Boys LIT | Sharpe shoots Bullitt East past Butler


Boys LIT | Sharpe shoots Bullitt East past Butler


His team struggling to maintain its lead, Tyler Sharpe got hot in the third quarter and propelled the Bullitt East High School boys basketball team to a 75-54 victory over Butler on Wednesday in the second round of the Republic Bank Louisville Invitational Tournament.

Sharpe hit 5 of 6 3-point shots in the third quarter and scored 15 points as Bullitt East (14-2) – No. 6 in the state in The Courier-Journal’s Litkenhous Ratings – broke open a tie game on its way to a 16-point lead entering the fourth.

“I got open a couple of times, made a few shots and got some confidence,” Sharpe said. “It was good to get it going. When you get in a groove like that it seems everything you shoot is going to go in.”

Sharpe finished with 23 points on 7-of-12 shooting from 3-point range. Garrett Wilson added 13 points as the Chargers advanced to face St. Xavier in Friday’s 8:45 p.m. quarterfinal.

Jaquay Wales and Austin Wise both scored 11 points to lead Butler (7-8), which missed its first nine shots and fell behind 12-1.

Butler tied the score at 34 on Ryan Luckett’s 3-pointer with 6:01 to go in the third quarter. But the Chargers close the quarter with a 24-8 run for a 58-42 lead, getting five 3-pointers from Sharpe and two more from Bailey Rakes.

The Chargers finished 13 of 25 (52 percent) from 3-point range.

Butler 10 19 13 12 54
Bullitt East 18 14 26 17 75

Butler (7-8): Wales 11, Montgomery 10, Wise 11, Luckett 4, Mozee 8, Hamby 3, Ramsey 2, Watkins 2, Bentley 3

Bullitt East (14-2): Sharpe 23, Rakes 11, Green 1, Osborne 1, Polson 2, Ezell 1, N. Wilson 3, Skaggs 1, Klefot 9, G. Wilson 13, Zurschmeide 2, Farris 8.

3-point goals: Wales, Montgomery 2, Luckett, Mozee 2; Sharpe 7, Rakes 2, N. Wilson, G. Wilson 3.


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