Cards win battle of unbeatens

Published 3:58 am Thursday, December 22, 2016

In the second round of the Franklin Family Chevrolet Holiday Jam in Nelson County Wednesday night, the George Rogers Clark High School girls basketball team found itself matched up against another team with a spotless record.

Green County — which had cruised through its first  eight games — got a game-high 27 points from Mya Schrembs, but it wasn’t enough.

The Cardinals took the 65-57 victory to win the battle of undefeated teams, earning themselves a chance to face yet another team undefeated team.

GRC (9-0) led by four at the end of the first quarter, but the Dragons (8-1) tied it at 32 at halftime. The Cardinals and their balanced offense got the edge in the second half.

Kennedy Igo and Hayley Harrison each had 13 points to lead the Cardinals.

Harrison also dished out five assists and pulled down eight rebounds — including six offensive boards.

Maleaha Bell scored 12 points, while Shemaya Behanan and Elizabeth Hardiman each scored eight points.

Behanan finished with nine rebounds.

Kylee Murray added six points, while Jasmine Flowers scored five in the win.

The Cardinals now face tournament host Nelson County (7-0) in the tournament championship game at 7:30 p.m. today.

Nelson defeated East Jessamine and Rockcastle County to get into the final.

Nelson is led by Marly Walls (18.2 points a game) and Shyla Calbert (15.8). Kira Harmon is averaging nearly a double-double with 9.3 boards a game and 8.5 points scored.

Casey can be reached at casey.castle@winchestersun.com.