MAYSVILLE, KY — Nicholas County battled with the 10th Region heavyweight Lady Cardinals. However, Clark was too good and too experienced and won their opening game in the tournament by 33 points.
Final Score: George Rogers Clark 80, Nicholas County 47
Location: The Fieldhouse, Mason County
Records: George Rogers Clark (24-7), Nicholas County (15-16)
The Lady Cardinals have won five of the last six 10th Region Championships. Nicholas County was looking for their first regional win since 2017. The two did not meet during the regular season.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
— Clark had 38 rebounds (19 offensive) compared to Nicholas’s 18 rebounds (3 offensive).
— Clark had 25 second chance points.
— Nicholas has 27 turnovers. However, Nicholas was able to force 16 GRC turnovers.
— The biggest stat of the night, GRC scored 45 points off turnovers.
— Ciara Byars (G) had 19 points and 11 rebounds shooting 8/15 from the floor.
— Kennedy Stamper (G) had 13 points.
— Anaya Chestnut (G) had 13 points.
— Brianna Byars (G) had 8 points.
— Maggie Simons (N) had 14 points and drew 7 fouls.
— Nevaeh Davis (N) had 10 points.
— Jada Cleaver (N) had 9 points.
George Rogers Clark moves on to face the winner of Bracken County and Scott on Friday, March 2, at 7:45pm.
Nicholas County’s season comes to an end. They lose three seniors: Jada Cleaver, Meghan Harmon, and Amberlee Hedges. Maggie Simons was named to the All-Tournament team.