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District tournaments set, boys win coin flip for top seed

The 40th District Tournament seedings have been set and the George Rogers Clark Cardinals have the top seed in both the boys and girls brackets.

The girls won the top seed outright despite losing their first district game since 2016.

The Lady Cardinals finished the season 5-1 in district play with their lone blemish coming from a one-point loss to Paris.

Clark County will play Montgomery County in the first round and Bourbon County and Paris will play in the other first-round matchup.

The Lady Indians finished 1-5 in district play this season, defeating Paris for their only win.

GRC’s first-round matchup with Montgomery County is set for Monday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in the new GRC Arena. The girls championship game will be Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

The Cardinals’ boys team split the regular season district title with Bourbon County, forcing a coin flip to determine the top seed in the postseason tournament.

Clark County won the coin flip, giving them the No. 1 seed and setting up a matchup with Paris in the first round.

Bourbon County will occupy the second seed in the tournament, playing a dangerous Montgomery County in their first round.

The Cards swept the season series against the Greyhounds, downing Paris by 29 points at home and 18 on the road.

GRC’s first game in the tournament will be Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in the new GRC Arena and the championship game will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m.

SCHEDULE UPDATE

The boys game against Frederick Douglass, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, has been postponed until next season. The Cards have added a home game against Boyd County to be played Friday, Feb. 21 with junior varsity starting at 6:30 p.m. with varsity action to follow.