By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
LONDON — The South Laurel Cardinals picked up their third straight win Tuesday, knocking off George Rogers Clark, 57-46 at home.
The win streak comes after a three-game skid and is the second time this season the Cardinals have won three in a row.
Senior guard Zack Jones led the way for South Laurel with 15 points, while Zac Baxter added 14, Blake Sanders chipped in 13 and Matt Slavey scored 10.
The Cardinals took a 15-11 lead as the first quarter wound down, but GRC turned the tables in the second period.
The Cardinals outscored South Laurel 15-9 in the period to grab a 26-24 lead at halftime.
The pace slowed in the third quarter, which allowed South Laurel to regain the lead after outscoring their opponent 12-4 to make the score 36-30 in favor of the home team Cardinals.
A 21-16 effort in the final period, including nine points by Sanders, helped secure the 57-46 win.
South Laurel improved to 10-11 on the season and will have a chance to get back to .500 Friday when the Cardinals travel to North Laurel.
The Cardinals beat the Jaguars 62-53 in the first meeting of the season back on Jan. 4.
South Laurel 57, GRC 46
GRC 11 15 4 16 46
South Laurel 15 9 12 21 57
GRC (46) – Blanton 26, Greene 5, Sharrock 5, King 4, Warner 4, Caudill 2.
South Laurel (57) – Jones 15, Baxter 14, Sanders 13, Slavey 10, T. Grubb 3, Miller 2.
By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
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Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'Em
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The Way it is
Since I’m picking Corbin to pull off the upset against Jackson County today, I figured I’d give my top five upsets dating back to 2005-06 when the 13th realigned and welcomed both North and South Laurel high schools to the mix.
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Like It or Not
There’s an elephant in the room at this year’s 13th Region Tournament, and really in basketball in general, and I guess I’ll be the first one to point it out (publicly with my name attached to it).
Chris' Daily Region Pick'Em
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Les Dixon's Daily Region Pick'em
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