Butler women cruise past Colby at home

Butler women cruise past Colby at home

EL DORADO, Kan. – The Butler women had four players in double figures as the Grizzlies handled visiting Colby by a 70-61 score on Wednesday night in the Power Plant. 

Ashley Gibson poured in 20 points to lead Butler, while Kate Palmer had 17, Sarah Parker had 15 and Kynadi Johnson scored 10. 

Colby scored the first six points of the game and was still ahead until Ashley Gibson scored to give Butler a 13-12 advantage with 11:44 left in the first half. Butler finished the half by outscoring the Trojans 26-7 over the final 12 minutes to take a 37-19 lead at intermission.

Colby trimmed the deficit to seven points early in the second half at 39-32, but Butler again went on a run and Katie Palmer's layup gave Butler its biggest lead at 56-35 with 10:20 to go.

Butler, now 19-6 overall, remains in third place in the Jayhawk West at 9-3. The Grizzlies will travel to Pratt on Saturday for a 6 p.m. game against the Beavers at Lesh Arena.