LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – It had been 71 years in the making, but Clark County is back on top. The Cardinals, making their first appearance in the KHSAA Boys Sweet 16 Championship for the first time since 1951, hoisted the trophy at the end of the night.

Jerone Morton, tournament MVP, led the Cards with 14 points on the night. Tanner Walton had 14 points and five rebounds. “Everybody can do something. That’s what is good about this team. We all can go,” Morton said after the game. “I’m glad my teammates were trusting me, even though I was missing shots, I trust them and they trust me.”

The Cardinals beat Lincoln County in double overtime in the first game of the Final Four, outlasting the Patriots 54-51.

“You got to decide what’s most important. Is it about you, or is it about us,” George Rogers Clark head coach Josh Cook said after the game. “These guys made the decision it’s about us. At the end of the day if you ever want to win, you got to sacrifice and if you sacrifice you will be rewarded.”