GRC outlasts North Laurel 62-54 to advance to Sweet 16 quarterfinals

The Cardinals shot a blistering 53.3% ending the fabulous career of North Laurel’s Reed Sheppard
Sam Parrish
Sam Parrish(KHSAA)
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 12:51 AM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Perhaps the most anticipated matchup of the opening round at the KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16 almost turned into a rout. Defending state champion GRC opened a 20-point lead in the second half before taking care of North Laurel 62-54.

The Cardinals got 19 points from the 2022 State MVP Jerone Morton but also saw guard Sam Parrish rip the nets for 15 first half points on his way to a 19-point effort as well.

The Jaguars all-state sensation Reed Sheppard scored 23 points in his final game. The UK signee finished his stellar career with 3,727 points which ranks 3rd all-time in KHSAA history behind Travis Perry of Lyon County and the late ‘King’ Kelly Coleman.