LEXINGTON — It’s been business as usual for the George Rogers Clark boys basketball team.
The Cardinals spent the past two days preparing for the boys Sweet Sixteen, which begins Wednesday at Rupp Arena. Clark conducted a workout at the Craft Center Saturday and had a similar session Sunday at Transylvania.
Clark coach Scott Humphrey has been impressed with his team’s practice sessions following a 61-39 win over Mason County in last week’s 10th Region Tournament at the MCHS Arena in Montgomery County.
“We’ve looked really sharp in practice,” Humphrey said Sunday. “Getting the opportunity to practice on the college floors the past two days is going to be a great benefit for us. It doesn’t seem like a major change, but going from a high school floor to a college-length floor is a huge adjustment.”
Humphrey added the team’s approach has been “business as usual.”
“Today’s practice didn’t look any different than a practice in October or early November. It’s been the same type of focus and intensity and that’s what has allowed us to improve throughout the year. We haven’t let any days get by us.”
The Cards (30-5) will take on Owensboro Apollo in the opening round of the tournament at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rupp Arena. The past few days, Clark has focused on themselves, rather than the Eagles.
Beginning today, the Cards will shift their attention to their first-round opponent.
“We spent the weekend getting as much film as we can, but we’ve spent the past two days working on Clark County,” Humphrey said.