LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The George Rogers Clark Cardinals defeated Warren Central to capture the 2022 KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen State Championship.
The game was back and forth until the final seconds. After trailing by 5 in the 4th quarter, GRC would take the lead midway through the final frame. With a 43-41 lead with time winding down, Warren Central's Izayiah Villafuerte was fouled with 3.2 seconds left. He would make the first free throw before missing the game tying free throw, resulting in a win for GRC.
This is the first state title for GRC since 1951.
STATE CHAMPS: George Rogers Clark High School, from Clark County, are your 2022 Kentucky High School State Boys Basketball Champions! #SweetSixteen— Ricky Sayer (@RickyReports) March 20, 2022
Here's the reaction from the student section, including who we are told is the coach's wife standing up front. @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/umEKTIbApa
Jerone Morton led the way for the Cardinals with 14 pts and was named tournament MVP.
Tanner Walton added 13 points for the Cardinals.