Montgomery County coach Keith Griesser thinks George Rogers Clark has all the tools in place to make a successful run in the 10th Region Tournament.
“They’re ultra-talented and they have very good players,” he said. “I think if they play to their potential, they’re playing (in the state finals) on Saturday night.”
Although Clark is favored to win the region, Griesser added that the tournament is “up for grabs.”
“I’m glad that Clark is in the opposite bracket,” the Montgomery County coach said. “There are a lot of teams in the regional tournament that are a lot like us. One night, they look really, really good and the next night they look average.
“There are a lot of young teams in the (tournament) this year. You’ve just got to come out and play, and everybody that’s in this regional is going to come (ready) to play.”
The four-day event began Thursday night and Clark, looking for its first regional championship since 2007, opens with a first-round encounter against Harrison County at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Fieldhouse in Maysville. Clark defeated the Thorobreds 73-55 on Jan. 19 in Cynthiana.