High School Basketball
Thursday night’s scores
5th district boys: Livingston Central edged Lyon County 58-55
6th district boys: Webster County defeated Henderson County 56-44
7th district boys: Madisonville over Caldwell County 78-49
7th district girls: Caldwell County nipped Madisonville 43-42
13th district girls: Todd Central over Russellville 38-20
Heritage Christian Academy’s boys team will play in the finals of the KCAA regional tournament in Owensboro following a 102-36 win over Victory Christian of Bowling Green. The Warriors improved to 27-3 with the win and meet Majesty for the regional championship at 5:30 pm Saturday.
HCA's girls will play in the regional final at 4 pm Saturday against the winner of the Victory vs. Bethel semi final game.
The 8th district championships take place at Christian County High School. Girls action has 27-4 Hopkinsville meeting 22-5 University Heights. Hopkinsville won both regular season meetings. Tip off is at 6 pm.
The boys game has host Christian County 8-20 on the season meeting Hopkinsville 28-2 in the nightcap. Hopkinsville won both meetings during the regular season. Tip off is scheduled around 8 pm, with coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere tonight: The 5th district girls final between Livingston Central and Lyon County tips at 7 at Lyon County High School and the 13th district boys final between Logan County and Russellville also tips off at 7 pm.
Thursday’s scores: 12th ranked Murray State avenged its only loss of the season to Tennessee State in defeating the Tigers 80-62. Racer Isaiah Cannan had 16 of his 24 points in the second half as the Racers improved to 27-1 on the season and 14-1 in the OVC. The Racers close out the regular season Saturday at Tennessee Tech.
Austin Peay got 16 points and seven rebounds from former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley in defeating UT Martin 85-67. The Governors are now 11-19 and 7-8 in the OVC and will host Southeast Missouri in its regular season finale Saturday night at the Dunn Center.
Ray Harper’s first game with out the interim tag as Western Kentucky’s coach saw the Hilltoppers defeat Arkansas State 79-76, and 17th ranked Louisville lost to Cincinnati 60-56.
Women’s scores: UT Martin defeated Austin Peay 86-62 and Murray State won over Tennessee State 87-83 in Ohio Valley Conference action. In the SEC: 10th ranked Kentucky edged South Carolina 53-50, Arkansas defeated 9th ranked Tennessee 72-71 in overtime and LSU defeated 24th ranked Vanderbilt 69-66.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan meet Canisius.
Top ranked Kentucky is back in action tomorrow hosting Vanderbilt, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7. Louisville returns to action Sunday hosting Pittsburgh, with the game airing at 12:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster says he is looking for a pass rusher. Speaking to the Tennessean at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis Thursday, Webster said following a season where the Titans finished next to last in the NFL in sacks in the 2011 season, they are searching for a special player at defensive end.
The Nashville Predators lost to the St. Louis Blues in a shootout 3-2 Thursday night at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are back in action tomorrow night hosting San Jose at 7. You can hear the game on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.