High School Sports

Sweet 16 girls basketball countdown: No. 12 Butler

Butler High’s Fairen Sutton
Butler High’s Fairen Sutton

Girls’ No. 12 Butler Bulldogs

Head coach: Mark Sanders (5th year as Butler head coach)

2014-15 notes: Finished 17-9 overall, 9-3 in Southwestern 4A conference, tied for second with Rocky River; lost in the first round of 4A playoffs to Mount Tabor, 43-34.

Returning starters: Fairen Sutton (5-4, PG, Sr.); Rinnah Green (5-8, G, So.); Keyanah Richardson (5-11, F, Sr.)

Key newcomers: Michaela Dixon (5-10, G, Fr.); Meghan Flowers (5-10, Fr, Jr.)

Why them?: Butler looks to contend in the always tough, Southwestern 4A with two-time defending, 4A champion Myers Park and Rocky River. The Bulldogs will lean on guards, Fairen Sutton (15 ppg) and Rinnah Green as the catalysts.

Jay Edwards