The George Rogers Clark girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season with a 53-48 setback to Simon Kenton Saturday at Highlands.
Clark coach Scott True said his team "wasn't ready to play at the tip," which resulted in the poor performance.
"That's got to be my responsibility to have us ready to go," True said. "We weren't aggressive first of the game and we allowed them to get off to a really good start. They scored 19 points in the first quarter and that gave them a lot of confidence."
Adding to the slow start a poor outing from the field. Clark shot 26 percent from the field.
"We just could not get it to go down," he said. "Part of that was shot selection and part of it was Simon Kenton is a really good and solid defensive team. They don't make a lot of mistakes and they made it tough on us."