Sports Notebook: GRC hoops’ action

Published 7:41 am Monday, January 3, 2022

GRC Boys Basketball
In the White, Greer & Maggard Holiday Classic, the boys’ basketball team was able to win three consecutive games.

Their first contest, a 68-60 win over Woodford County, saw Trent Edwards lead with both 15 points and 10 rebounds. The following night, they took on North Laurel and came out victorious 77-64. While Edwards again had a team-leading 7 rebounds, Jerone Morton came down with 27 points, while Sam Parrish added 19. The next night, they defeated Ballard 65-56 thanks largely to Jerone Morton’s 21 points and Tanner Walton’s 9 rebounds.

When they return for the new year, their first opponent will be Paris at home. After losing six of their last 7 games, the Greyhounds (3-7) have won two of their last three contests.

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GRC Girls’ Basketball
Girls’ basketball team traveled to Indianapolis last week to take part in the Vanous Lloyd Christmas Tournament. They defeated McLean County in the opener by a score of 70-19 in which they were led by 17 points from Byars, while Kennedy Stamper contributed 15.

In one of their games Wednesday night, the team defeated Dixie Heights in a thrilling double-overtime game 71-66. It was their second win after regulation in the last three games. They ended regular season play in 2021 – and built upon a 9-game winning streak – with a convincing 57-39 win against Louisville’s Central Catholic Yellow Jackets.

After finishing play in the Christmas Tournament, the girls’ first game of 2022 will be at home against Paris at 6 p.m. on Jan. 4. After beginning the season 1-2, the Lady Hounds have come on strong by winning five consecutive games. This could be an interesting challenge for the Lady Cards.

Matt Cizek/Contributor compiled this summary for the Winchester Sun.