Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs at 5:08 this evening on NewsTalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton’s guests will include Hopkinsville native and University of Kentucky assistant football coach Steve Pardue and a preview of this weekend’s Toyota of Hopkinsville basketball shootout.
High School Basketball
Boys: Hopkinsville led by as many as 19 points in the second half in downing Henderson County 63-49 Tuesday night. The Tigers had a trio in double figures with Lawrence Smith leading the way with 15 points, Jordan Majors added 13 and Darius White with 10. The 5-0 Tigers meet Warren Central in the first game of the Toyota of Hopkinsville Shootout Friday night at 5:30 in Tiger Gym.
Elsewhere: Community Christian beat Fort Campbell 65-50, Butler County defeated Todd Central 53-50, Glasgow edged Logan County 69-65, Madisonville over Hopkins Central 63-56, Webster County defeated Apollo 53-46, St. Mary defeated Graves County 56-41, Murray over Fulton County 73-23, Ohio County edged Muhlenberg County 53-51, Greenwood over Franklin Simpson 65-59, Warren East over South Warren 50-34, Bowling Green over Grayson County 60-49.
Girls: Christian County’s Lady Colonels erased a 24 point halftime deficit against Franklin Simpson, but fell to the Lady Wildcats 60-51 at Colonel Gym. Kimberly Hyde had 13 points to lead the Lady Colonels scoring. Christian County is 3-2 on the season .
Christy Soldo had 25 points in leading Hopkinsville to a 74-39 win over Crittenden County. The Lady Tigers improved to 5-1 on the season.
University Heights got a double-double of 16 points and 22 rebounds from Cache Richardson as the Lady Blazers defeated Caldwell County 56-44. UHA improved to 4-1 on the season and beat Caldwell County for only the second time in school history.
Elsewhere: Webster County defeated Trigg County 78-53, Community Christian over Fort Campbell 55-38, Todd Central rolled over Butler County 67-27, Hopkins Central over Madisonville 64-44, Lyon County over Dawson Springs 51-42, Murray over Paducah Tilghman 69-61, Mayfield over Reidland 54-34, Marshall County defeated Carlisle County 68-40, South Warren defeated Warren East 41-33, Glasgow over Logan County 64-26, Apollo edged Union County 42-39, Allen County Scottsville over Russellville 55-30.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Lady Warriors rolled over Lighthouse 58-19 Tuesday night. Grace Waldron led the Lady Warriors with nine points. HCA is now 4-3 on the season and will play Jo Byrns next Monday night at Warrior Gym as part of a boy-girl doubleheader, with both games on NewsTalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Women’s action saw 6th ranked Tennessee defeat 11th ranked Rutgers 67-61. The Lady Vols scored 13 straight points in the second half after trailing 54-51 with over eight minutes to play to get the victory. Tennessee is now 6-2 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Tennessee takes on Charleston.
Former Louisville football coach Vince Gibson has been diagnosed with ALS—better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Gibson’s wife said Tuesday Gibson has lost use of his upper body and his ability to stand. The 78-year-old Gibson had a 75-98-2 record as a head coach.
The Nashville Predators picked up a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames in Bridgestone Arena. The Preds have won their last three games, all at home by one goal. Nashville meets Detroit tomorrow night at seven in Bridgestone Arena.
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have placed linebacker Barrett Ruud on the injured reserve list. Ruud has missed four of the last five games with a groin injury. The Titans have signed Kevin Malast to replace Ruud on the 53 man roster.