SPORTS NOTEBOOK

Published 7:26 am Thursday, February 3, 2022

GRC Boys Basketball
Following a 70-61 win over Great Crossing in which Jerone Morton and Tyleik Maxwell each scored 16 points and Tanner Walton had 10 rebounds, the Cards (21-1) extended their win streak to 15 games in a victory against East Jessamine (3-20). Notably, this was the first time they entered triple digits on the scoreboard following a 100-38 win. Jerone Morton led the way with 20 points, while Armaan Manak had a season-high 13 points. Sam Parrish, Stanley Smothers, Tanner Walton, and Sammy Hernandez each came up with 6 rebounds.

Later this week, the Cards will be at home against Scott (3-16), followed by a Saturday matchup with John Hardin (15-6) in Winchester. This will be a battle between two first place teams, as the Bulldogs currently hold the top spot in the 5th Region. On Monday, they’ll take on the highly-respectable Frederick Douglass Broncos (12-11).

GRC Girls Basketball
In back-to-back nights Monday and Tuesday, the Lady Cards were victorious to improve their record to 21-1. Frederick Douglas (16-7) put up a fight, but were eventually doomed in a 65-48 defeat. Ciara and Brianna Byars had 29 and 27 points, respectively, while Tyra Flowers led the way with 8 rebounds.
Twenty-four hours later, the girls team went to Georgetown and defeated Scott County 81-32. Ciara Byars had a season high 29 points, while Tyra Flowers once again took charge with 14 rebounds.
Later this week, the Lady Cards continue their season with a Friday game against highly-touted Corbin (16-4) in Winchester, and a Saturday contest against the always-ready-to-play Henry Clay Blue Devils (11-9) in Lexington.

Sports contributor Matt Cizek wrote this story for the Winchester Sun.