Scott & Clark advance in Girls Sweet Sixteen


    The Clark County Cardinals defeated Mercy 65-64 in the opening round of the Girls' Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.<p>{/p}

    Scott County girls dominate Knott County Central 87-61 in Sweet 16

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (WDKY) - Scott County got out to an early lead and never looked back in an 87-61 blowout over Knott County Central in the first round of the KHSAA Girls' Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    The team was led by Maaliya Owens who scored 30 points on 9 of 19 shooting. She also made six three-pointers. Morgan Defoor chipped in with 21.

    Jada Higgins led Knott County Central with 20 points in the loss.

    Scott County moves on to the quarterfinal where the team will play Owensboro Catholic.

    If Scott County wins the tournament, it would complete a one-loss season.

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    Clark County holds off Mercy 65-64 in Sweet 16 thriller

    Three Cardinals finished in double figures and Clark County held off a furious Mercy rally to beat the Jaguars 65-64 Wednesday night in the Girls' Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena.

    Clark County will face Ryle Friday at 1:30 in the Sweet 16 quarterfinals.

    Kennedy Igo led the Lady Cardinals with 14 points, Shelbi Wilson and Brianna Byars each poured in 12 points and after not scoring in the first half, Hayley Harrison scored nine points.

    Hope Sivori scored 29 points for Mercy and hit six triples

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