The George Rogers Clark High School girls basketball team had its three-game winning streak snapped with a 68-46 loss at¿Scott County Wednesday night.
The Lady Cardinals had defeated Covington Scott, Harrison County and Paris prior to the setback the Lady Cardinals in Georgetown.
Clark welcomed the return of leading scorer Sandra Skinner, who sat out the team’s 69-52 victory over 40th¿District rival Paris last week after suffering a concussion in an 82-50 win over Harrison County on Jan. 28 at Norton Gymnasium.
Skinner led Clark with 16 points. Clark coach Robbie Graham said Skinner played well in her first game back since the injury.
“She got into some foul trouble,” Graham said. “Her and Lexxus (Graham) both got into foul trouble, which didn’t help us when they are on the bench. She didn’t show any signs of the concussion and played pretty well (when she was on the floor). She’s been practicing well and didn’t have any problems with the concussion at all.”
Clark trailed 15-6 at the end of the first quarter and the hosts pushed the margin to 35-20 at the break.
“We came out on our heels a little bit,” Graham said. “They were the aggressor, really attacked us and took it to us on both ends of the floor and I don’t think we responded very well to that.”
Clark made just 15 shots on 50 attempts and made just one 3-pointer on 16 attempts.
“We had a terrible night of shooting,” Graham said. “We really had a hard time trying to find the basket last night. I felt like we were getting pretty good shots, but they just weren’t falling. It was just one of those nights where the shots weren’t falling.”
Clark did hold an advantage on the boards but Graham said his team simply “couldn’t overcome a bad shooting night.”
Clark 06 14 13 13 — 46
Scott Co. 15 20 16 17 — 68
CLARK¿(10-15) — Murphy 7, Skinner 16, Anderson 9, Graham 2, Taylor 3, Williams 1, Irvin 2, Hamlin 4, Gilkerson 2.
SCOTT¿COUNTY¿(17-9) — Ray 2, Hawkins 10, Szorenyi 21, Guyn 17, DeFoor 10, Boehm 8.