George Rogers Clark remained unbeaten in the 40th District with a 62-51 victory over host Paris in a makeup game Sunday.
The Lady Cardinals led from start to finish and raced out to a 24-8 lead. The Greyhounds came back and narrowed the margin to 34-25 at the break, but Clark overcame the hosts’ aggressiveness to capture their sixth win in a row.
“It was a very physical game,” Clark coach Scott True said. “We got great play out of our guards against their pressure. We found a way to win a district game under difficult circumstances.”
Clark (9-4) started the contest on fire and shot 52 percent from the field. The Lady Cards made three of their four attempts from long range in the opening half.
Taylor Kindred and Prisha Rogers paced the Lady Cards’ offensive attack, with Kindred scoring a team-high 17 points. Kindred made four-of-five shots from the field and missed just two free throws on 10 attempts.
“Taylor Kindred did a great job of getting to the foul line,” True said.
Rogers finished with 15 points and connected on all four of her shots from the charity stripe. Rogers also dished out a pair of assists and collected four steals.
“Prisha Rogers did a great job of shooting the ball and attacking the glass,” True said.
Shamy Williams followed Kindred and Rogers with 10 points, with eight of those coming from the free-throw line. Overall, Clark made 22 free throws on 29 attempts.
True said the contest served as a learning tool for his squad.
“We need to handle physical defense better and finish shots,” he said.
Clark 24 10 24 14 — 62
Paris 08 17 16 10 — 51
CLARK (9-4) — Gay 6, Rogers 15, Parido 7, Kindred 17, Williams 10, Graham 3, Skinner 4.
PARIS (7-5) — Marks 1, Byars 4, Tye 11, Crain 17, Sims 8, Chenault 2, Hutsell 4, Harris 4.