GAME OF THE WEEK: GRC boys basketball vs. Montgomery County

Published 3:08 pm Tuesday, January 28, 2020

George Rogers Clark’s boys basketball team hosts Montgomery County Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in their second matchup of the season.

GRC won the first meeting this season 59-52 two weeks ago at Montgomery County, pushing their streak to eight straight wins over the Indians. A win on Friday would put GRC one game away from tying

Clark County holds the lead in the all-time series over their rival, winning 95 of the 140 games between the schools. The 140 games against Montgomery County is the most of any Clark County opponent. (h/t Mike Rogers)

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A win against the Indians would put GRC at 5-0 in district play, guaranteeing at least a share of the regular-season district title.

Jerone Morton was the star of the night in the earlier matchup, scoring a game-high 23 points, including nine in the fourth quarter, to help give GRC the win.

Rickey Lovette was Montgomery County’s best player earlier this year, picking up a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double against the Cardinals.

Since they met Jan. 17, both teams have gone 3-0 with one overtime win. GRC has picked up wins against Breathitt County, Bourbon County and Scott while Montgomery County beat Madison Southern, Bath County and Franklin County.