Sweet 16: Scott County Tops Johnson Central, 64-55

Sweet 16: Scott County Tops Johnson Central, 64-55

Trent Gilbert scored 29 points to lead Scott County to a 64-55 win over Johnson Central on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Boys' Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.
Trent Gilbert scored 29 points to lead Scott County to a 64-55 win over Johnson Central on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Kentucky Boys' Sweet 16 State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.

The Cardinals (34-3) will play Louisville Trinity in the state semifinals at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The Shamrocks defeated Hopkinsville 74-56 in a quarterfinal game Friday.

Gilbert, the only Cardinal player in double figures, drained three 3-pointers and scored 18 points in the first half. Gilbert made 14 of 14 free throws, including four straight in the closing seconds to seal the win.

Johnson Central (26-7), which won the 15th Region, tied the score at 49-49 with 4:44 remaining before the Cardinals pulled away down the stretch.

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