George Rogers Clark wins Boys' Sweet 16

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Posted at 9:19 PM, Mar 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-20 22:38:24-04

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.

Jerone Morton led the way for the Cardinals with 14 pts and was named tournament MVP.

Tanner Walton added 13 points for the Cardinals.