Cards still perfect in 40th District after win at Bourbon

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, January 31, 2018

By Casey Castle

The George Rogers Clark High School girls basketball team has played five district games and won them all handily.

The latest was a 60-26 triumph over Bourbon County in Paris Tuesday.

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GRC started with a 10-3 edge after the first quarter and held a 28-15 advantage at the halftime break.

The Cardinals pulled away by holding the Colonels to just two points in the third quarter, carrying a 45-17 lead into the final quarter.

GRC did it with 10 different players scoring.  Kennedy Igo scored 11 to lead the Cardinals. Shemaya Behanan put in 10. Hayley Harrison had eight, as did Maleaha Bell.

The loss drops Bourbon to 11-11 and 3-3 in the 40th District.

The Cardinals improve to 15-6 and 5-0 in league play. That clinches the top seed in the tournament for GRC, who hasn’t lost a district game since Jan. 29, 2016 a span covering 16 games.

The Cardinals have one more district game to complete the season sweep when they travel to Montgomery County Feb. 7.

But first the Cardinals return home to face Holy Cross (13-9). Tip is set for 7:30 p.m. The Indians are coming off a 42-30 to Ryle. Prior to that Holy Cross reached the quarterfinal of the All ‘A’ Classic, falling to eventual champion Murray, 57-47.

The Cards have a short turnaround before taking on Scott High (13-7) Friday in the first game of a doubleheader. Tip is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.