Monday’s High School Basketball Scores
Boys: Lyon County defeated Caldwell County 71-56.
Girls: McLean County defeated Dawson Springs 62-33, Henderson County over Muhlenberg County 59-34, Carlisle County won over Mayfield 52-45, Apollo over Evansville Central 45-39.
Hopkinsville’s boys and girls teams travel to Madisonville, with coverage of both games beginning with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Boys: Fort Campbell hosts Jo Byrns, TN, Trigg County meets Crittenden County, Logan County welcomes Warren Central, Hopkins Central plays Dawson Springs, Lyon County hosts Livingston Central, Muhlenberg County entertains Owensboro, Union County hosts Henderson County, Paducah Tilghman at Reidland.
Girls: University Heights travels to Russellville, Christian County is at Webster County, Fort Campbell hosts Jo Byrns, TN, Trigg County welcomes Crittenden County, Todd Central at South Warren, Hopkins Central at Caldwell County, Livingston Central at Lyon County, Calloway County at Graves County, Marshall County at Lone Oak, Paducah Tilghman at Reidland.
Rider defeated Manhattan 88-77, with former Christian County standout Donovan Kates scoring nine points, Virginia edged LSU 57-52, with Anthony Hickey, Jr. scoring eight points, getting three rebounds and two assists. Tennessee defeated Chattanooga 76-63 and Vanderbilt defeated Miami of Ohio 69-62.
Women’s scores: Austin Peay edged Eastern Kentucky 66-63 and Murray State lost at Eastern Illinois 76-51.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky hosts Arkansas Little Rock at Freedom Hall in Louisville, with coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7. Louisville returns to Big East action taking on St. John’s.
Women’s games: Eighth ranked Tennessee plays Chattanooga.
Murray State moved up to 19th in the Associated Press poll and 18th in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll this week. Syracuse is number one in both polls, with Kentucky second in both polls.
WPSD reports Murray State’s Ivan Aska is doubtful for tomorrow night’s game with Eastern Kentucky. Aska has a broken bone in his right hand suffered in Friday night’s win at Eastern Illinois. Murray State coach Steve Prohm says he doesn’t know how long Aska will be out of the lineup.
Kentucky coach John Calipari says Kentucky’s annual game in Louisville could be in doubt if attendance doesn’t improve. The average attendance for the last six games Kentucky has played at Freedom Hall is 13-thousand 770. Freedom Hall seats 18-thousand 665.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports two coaches on the University of Tennessee staff are leaving. Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox and linebackers coach Peter Sirmon are leaving Derek Dooley’s staff to go to Washington State. Two other coaches have already left the Vols staff.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said Monday both quarterbacks Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker will get the chance to be the starter in 2012. Munchak told the Tennessean both competed well during the just completed season. The Titans finished 9-7 and just missed going to the AFC playoffs.
Munchak also said wide receiver Kenny Britt could rejoin the team by the 2012 season opener. Britt suffered a torn ACL in his right knee against Denver in week three of the 2011 season. Munchak says Britt is ahead of schedule on his rehab from surgery performed in October.
The Tennessean reports the St. Louis Rams and Miami Dolphins are expected to interview former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher about their head coaching vacancies.