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Double OT leads to Tornado victory in WPIAL quarterfinals

February 22, 2020 News Extra

Knights fall to New Castle

Butler boys basketball extended its season with a 78-76 double-overtime win over Peters Township in the WPIAL Class 6A quarterfinals Saturday at Mt. Lebanon.

Ethan Morton led Butler with 31 points and 18 rebounds, including a buzzer-beating layup to force the second overtime. Devin Carney had 22 points, five rebounds and four steals.

Colin Cote scored 22 points, Sam Petrarca 21 for the Indians.

Butler (18-4) won its 13th consecutive game. The lead changed hands seven times on the day.

Second-seeded Knoch lost 56-50 to New Castle. While the Knights converted 18 of 34 from the floor, they were just 9 of 18 from the line.

For full coverage and analysis of both games, make sure to pick up Monday's Butler Eagle.