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 include Hopkinsville High golfer Dayton Jones who signed Monday with Rend Lake College.
Also, Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari’s call in show and Sports Nightly air tonight on Lite 98.7 beginning at 5.
High School Basketball
Girls: University Heights fell to Logan County 40-38 on Senior Night at Blazer Gym. UHA was led in scoring by Dannika Prater with 14 points, followed by Denayia Holmes with 10 in falling to 20-5 on the season. Logan County was led by Shannon MacAllister with 12 in improving to 11-13 on the season.
Hopkinsville won its 25th game of the season in downing Madisonville 69-43, Christian County defeated Apollo 56-52, Todd Central over Trigg County 52-36, Community Christian over Dawson Springs 56-47, Crittenden County edged Hopkins Central 56-54 in double overtime, Graves County over Hickman County 67-38, Livingston Central over Lone Oak 57-53, Paducah Tilghman over Calloway County 68-48, Murray defeated Henderson County 60-46, Marshall County defeated Ballard Memorial 57-44.
Boys: University Heights trailed by as many as 14 in the second half, rallied to within 2 but lost to Logan County 69-66. The Blazers were led in scoring by Jake Hopper with 15, Boo Johnson added 13 and Nick Allen had 12. UHA falls to 13-10 on the season, while Logan County goes to 20-8.
Muhlenberg County defeated Christian County 67-48, Crittenden County edged Fort Campbell 63-62, Todd Central defeated Trigg County 52-36, Webster County defeated Caldwell County 83-56, Community Christian over Dawson Springs 67-34, Bowling Green routed Russellville 82-58, Henderson County defeated Hopkins Central 77-46, Madisonville over Apollo 55-46, Lyon County defeated Ballard Memorial 63-53, Paducah Tilghman over Calloway County 70-57, Warren Central defeated Allen County Scottsville 72-63.
Anthony Hickey Junior was the hero for LSU, scoring the last four points for the Tigers including the game winner with 1.4 seconds left in overtime in defeating Mississippi State 69-67. Hickey scored eight points, three rebounds and an assist.
Donovan Kates had five points and four assists, but Manhattan fell to Siena 70-64.
Tonight’s games: Ohio Valley Conference action has 14th ranked Murray State at Southeast Missouri, Austin Peay meets Morehead State. In the SEC: Tennessee takes on Arkansas.
Women’s action has Western Kentucky taking on Florida Atlantic.
The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 44 players were named to the 2011 Collegiate All Commonwealth team Tuesday. Five of them came from the University of Kentucky with defensive back Winston Guy, wide receiver La’ Rod King, linebacker Danny Trevathan, punter Ryan Tydlacka and offensive lineman Larry Warford.
Murray State was represented by quarterback Casey Brockman, offensive lineman Raymond Hopson and wide receiver Dontrell Johnson.
Western Kentucky placed running back Bobby Rainey among six players. Rainey was named the offensive player of the year, while UK’s Danny Trevathan was named the defensive player of the year.
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans have signed defensive lineman Lamar Divens to a one year contract. Divens—who played collegiately at Vanderbilt and Tennessee State—rejected a contract from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following the 2011 season, after spending a few weeks on the practice squad.
The Nashville Predators got back on the winning ways last night with a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Ryan Ellis had the game winner for Nashville with 5:42 left in the third period, snapping a three game losing skid.