High School Basketball
Girls: Muhlenberg County defeated Christian County 54-48, Trigg County won over Fort Campbell in overtime 58-54, Livingston Central over Hopkins Central 77-38, Bowling Green rolled over Owensboro 65-26, Franklin Simpson defeated Clinton County 48-28 and Apollo edged Edmonson County 67-63.
Boys: Livingston Central defeated Hopkins Central 68-59, St. Mary over Lyon County 73-50, Reidland defeated Murray 53-45, Crittenden County over Community Christian 58-42, Graves County over Hickman County 66-47.
Boys: Hopkinsville hosts Logan County at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Elsewhere: University Heights opens the season at Todd Central, Fort Campbell travels to Union County, Trigg County welcomes Dawson Springs, Hopkins Central at Ohio County, Russellville hosts Muhlenberg County, Madisonville hosts Daviess County, Marshall County at Ballard Memorial, Calloway County travels to Union City, TN.
Girls: Hopkinsville travels to Webster County, Caldwell County at Lyon County, Logan County at Warren Central, Graves County at Heath.
Monday scores: Austin Peay is off to an 0-8 start, the worst ever under Coach Dave Loos after falling at Lipscomb 67-59. Former UHA standout Tyshwan Edmondson had just 7 points in the game.
Louisville was a winner over Long Beach State 79-66, Vanderbilt lost to Xavier 82-70 in overtime, Oakland defeated Tennessee for the second straight year 89-81.
Tonight’s games: Former Christian County standouts Donovan Kates and Anthony Hickey are in action. Kates and Manhattan take on Penn, while Hickey and LSU are at Houston.
Women’s basketball: Number seven Tennessee meets Middle Tennessee, Murray State goes to number 11 Louisville and Western Kentucky meets Bowling Green.
Kentucky is number one in the nation, according to the latest Associated Press poll. It’s the first time Kentucky has been number one since the 2009-10 season. The Wildcats play St. John’s in the SEC/Big East challenge Thursday night at Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage beginning at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan has been named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week. Cannan averaged 25 points in three games at the Great Alaska Shootout, including a career high 36 points in the championship game against Southern Miss.
Bowl eligible Western Kentucky is still awaiting word if they will play in the post season. The Courier Journal reports a Western spokesman as saying they will not receive word likely until Saturday. The spokesman says the school is talking with several bowls—which he declined to name—but said they are awaiting the outcome of this week’s games.
The Music City Bowl is awaiting for the Southeastern Conference to sort itself out before issuing its invitation. The Tennessean says bowl officials expect to choose between Mississippi State and Vanderbilt as long as LSU defeats Georgia in this weekend’s SEC championship game.
The Nashville Predators defeated the Edmonton Oilers 2-1 at Rexall Place. The Predators are back in action tonight at Calgary, with first puck dropping at 8:30.