High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: University Heights evened its district record at 1-1 on the season following a 83-70 win over Christian County. The Blazers had four players in double figures led by Boo Johnson’s 17 points. UHA improved to 7-7 with the win, while Christian County, led by Tyrik Edwards game high 21 points fell to 5-8 overall and 0-1 in district competition.
The Hopkinsville Tigers improved to 2-0 in district games with a 108-49 win over Fort Campbell. Hopkinsville improved to 13-1 on the season with the win, while Fort Campbell is now 0-4 and 0-1 in district action.
Other games saw McLean County defeat Hopkins Central 72-60, South Warren over Muhlenberg County 69-62, Livingston Central nipped Community Christian 41-39, Murray had to go to overtime to win over Ballard Memorial 72-68 and McCracken County over Goreville, IL 80-67
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Muhlenberg County 59-44, Livingston Central slid by Community Christian 53-47, McCracken County nipped Webster County 60-58, Union City, TN defeated Paducah Tilghman 52-45 and Murray over Ballard Memorial 72-34.
Boys: Christian County plays its second home game in as many nights hosting Russellville, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 from Colonel Gym on News/Talk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other action has Fort Campbell hosting Community Christian, Todd Central goes to Logan County, Dawson Springs travels to Caldwell County, Trigg County hosts Livingston Central, Franklin Simpson welcomes Barren County, Warren East hosts Warren Central, Bowling Green welcomes Greenwood, Webster County entertains Union County, Graves County welcomes Mayfield, Crittenden County hosts Lyon County, Marshall County goes to Calloway County.
Girls: Christian County travels to Henderson County, University Heights hosts Madisonville, Fort Campbell hosts Community Christian,Todd Central is at Logan County, Trigg County welcomes Livingston Central, Caldwell County hosts Dawson Springs, Warren East entertains Warren Central, Bowling Green hosts Greenwood, Franklin Simpson hosts Barren County.
Crittenden County welcomes Lyon County, Graves County hosts Mayfield, Webster County entertains Union County, Calloway County hosts Marshall County.
College Basketball: 24th ranked Memphis upset 12th ranked Louisville 73-67, Georgia State rolled over Western Kentucky 77-54 and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates had three points in Manhattan’s 81-76 loss to Quinnipac.
Women’s scores: 10th ranked South Carolina defeated 9th ranked Kentucky 68-59, 8th ranked Tennessee rolled over Ole Miss 94-70 and Vanderbilt defeated Auburn 74-65.
College Football: Bobby Petrino has received a second chance to coach at the University of Louisville. Petrino—who spent the 2013 season at Western Kentucky was introduced Thursday. Petrino coached the Cardinals from 2003-06. He received a seven year contract worth $3.5 million per season with a $10 million buyout.
The Courier Journal reports Western Kentucky president Gary Ransdell interviewed offensive coordinator Jeff Brohm Thursday about replacing former coach Bobby Petrino. Ransdell and athletics director Todd Stewart will make a decision on whether to promote Brohm, which could come as early as today.
Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has not made up his mind on whether he will stay or leave to become the new coach of Penn State. Meanwhile, Vanderbilt athletics director David Williams tells the Associated Press as of right now, Franklin is still the Commodores coach and told him Thursday afternoon he has not accepted any offers.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans interviewed another head coaching candidate Thursday, with Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer visiting Titans officials. San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Wisenhunt is scheduled to interview today.
Meanwhile, former Titans coach Mike Munchak will interview for an assistant coaching position with the Houston Texans. The Tennessean reports Munchak is seeking the offensive line coach position.
NHL: The Anaheim Ducks defeated Nashville 4-3 last night at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators return to action tomorrow night hosting the Ottawa Senators.