Girls advance to the Final Four!
After winning their second straight 10th Region title, GRC Hoops won two games in the Sweet 16, advancing to the Final Four.
The girls beat Harlan County 70-56 in Game 1 and Elizabethtown 42-35 in the Elite Eight Game 2 before falling to eventual champion Mercer County in the semifinals.
In Game 1, Kennedy Igo had 22 points and 6 assists and Sha'Maya Behanan added 21 points and 8 rebounds. In Game 2, Igo led GRC with 11 points. In the Final Four match-up, the girls fell 44-27 to Mercer County, who went on to win its second straight state championship. Behanan led with 9 points and 6 rebounds.
Behanan and Igo were named to the All-Tournament team.
GRC ended its season at 28-8 and says farewell to two seniors, Behanan and Malaysia Hill.
The girls knocked out Scott High 68-56 Saturday for the title and a second straight trip to BB&T Arena. Hayley Harrison led with 20 points and Sha'Maya Behanan poured in 17 along with 8 rebounds. Kennedy Igo added 11 and Maleaha Bell, 10.
To reach the championship, GRC stunned Campbell County in the semis, a team that had been consistently ranked in the top 5 in the state and was No. 1 in the Cantrall poll at the time of the game. GRC beat the Lady Camels 51-48 with a balanced scoring attack. Maleaha Bell and Sha'Maya Behanan had 10 each and Kennedy Igo and Jasmine Flowers added 8 each. Bell also had 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the game. Campbell finished the season at 29-4.
In the region opener, the girls rolled over Nicholas County 69-36, led by Hayley Harrison's 19 points.
Boys fall to Campbell in region semis
The boys beat Bracken County 72-51 in the first round, then fell to Campbell County 76-71 in overtime. The boys finished the season at 29-5. In the Bracken County contest, Brennan Canada had 22 points, Jordan Graham added 14, and Chase Taylor, 10. Against Campbell County, Graham led with 24 points and Will Philpot had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Canada added 11 points and 13 rebounds.