Butler Aviators: Girls basketball preview

Team: Butler High School

Division: I

League/conference and division: GWOC American North

Head coach: Molly Bardonaro; fourth season, 45-22 combined overall record.

Assistant coaches: Ed Quincel, Kathy Schoenherr and Bob Renegado.

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2016-17 record, overall/conference: 16-7, 10-5.

2016-17 highlights: Graduated two key players in Olivia Schoenherr and Brittany Petrosky, both 4-year starter who were All-GWOC and District 9 all-stars. Beat Sidney and state-ranked Trotwood-Madison.

Willow Knight received 1st team All-GWOC North honors, District 9 all star, and top 100 honors, and top 15 player showcase.

Tyree Fletcher received District 9 all star recognition as a sophomore.

Olivia Schoenherr was 2nd team GWOC north and District 9 all star, and team MVP and defensive player of the year.

Brittany Petrosky earned special mention GWOC North and District 9 all stars, and team defensive player of the year.

Key returners

Willow Knight, 5-7, sr. G: First team GWOC North, District 9 all star, team offensive player of the year, and top 15 Ohio showcase, broke school 3 pointers made in a season.

Tyree Fletcher, 5-7, jr., F: District 9 all star and second in rebounding in the league.

Abbie Schoenherr, 5-7, jr., G

About the Aviators: We have only 5 returning varsity players, 3 of which were starters. We are very young/inexperienced. We do not have much size, but speed and outside shooting will hopefully make up for lack of size. We look to improve each game as we get used to our roles and how one another play. – coach Bardonaro

Butler girls basketball schedule

7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Nov. 27 at Northmont

Nov. 29 at Tecumseh

Dec. 2 Arcanum, 1 p.m.

Dec. 6 at Piqua

Dec. 11 at Greenville

Dec. 13 Troy

Dec. 16 Sidney, 1 p.m.

Dec. 20 at Tippecanoe

Dec. 23 at Oakwood

Dec. 27 at Franklin, 7:15 p.m.

Dec. 30 Graham, 1 p.m.

Jan. 3 Fairborn

Jan. 6 Stebbins, 1 p.m.

Jan. 10 at Trotwood-Madison

Jan. 17 at West Carrollton

Jan. 20 at Xenia, 11:30 a.m.

Jan. 22 Bellefontaine

Jan. 27 Piqua, 1 p.m.

Jan. 31 Greenville

Feb. 3 Troy, 1 p.m

Feb. 7 at Sidney

Feb. 10 Tippecanoe, 1 p.m.

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