HAPPY LEAP DAY!
Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs from Madisonville this evening at 5:08 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton’s guests will include Hopkinsville girls basketball coach Tonya Wells and previews of tonight’s boys 2nd region tournament games.
High School Basketball
2nd region girls: Hopkinsville held the ball for almost the entire third period, after Madisonville did the same in the first two periods, but in the end the Lady Tigers prevailed 30-14. Ashlee Cole led Hopkinsville with 12 points, followed by Christy Soldo’s 10. Hopkinsville improved to 29-4 on the season, while Madisonville ends 11-22.
Hopkinsville will face Henderson County in the second semi final game Friday night after the Lady Colonels routed Lyon County 61-31.
4th region: Bowling Green over Russellville 63-31 and Monroe County defeated Russell County 68-38.
1st region: Murray defeated Carlisle County 53-22 and Paducah Tilghman over Ballard Memorial 52-39.
3rd region: Daviess County defeated Edmonson County 58-37 and Muhlenberg County over Meade County 60-41.
2nd region boys at Madisonville: The host Maroons open the tournament taking on Lyon County at 6, followed by Christian County and Webster County in the nightcap. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show at around 5:50 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
4th region at WKU: Bowling Green faces Logan County and Barren County meets Russell County.
1st region at Murray State: Fulton City takes on Lone Oak, while Marshall County faces Graves County.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Grayson County takes on Muhlenberg County and Daviess County meets Breckinridge County.
In the SEC: Vanderbilt defeated 13th ranked Florida 77-67. John Jenkins had 22 points and the win clinched the Commodores a first round bye in next week’s SEC Tournament in New Orleans.
OVC Tournament: Austin Peay opens play at 8 pm at Municipal Auditorium against Jacksonville State. Should the Governors win, they would face Morehead State at 8 pm Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Lady Governors begin action at noon facing Morehead State. Should Austin Peay win today, they would face Murray State at noon tomorrow.
Elsewhere this evening: SEC action has Tennessee taking on LSU, 17th ranked Louisville hosts South Florida.
The Ohio Valley Conference has announced its post season awards, with Murray State and Austin Peay players and coaches being recognized.
Men's: Murray State's Isaiah Cannan and Donte Poole were named First Team All OVC, while Austin Peay's John Fraley and Murray State's Ivan Aska were named to the second team.
Murray State's Isaiah Cannan was named the OVC Player of the Year, while Racer coach Steve Prohm was named Coach of the Year.
Women's: Austin Peay's Whitney Hanley was named First Team All OVC, while Murray State's Erica Burgess was named to the Second Team All OVC and to the All Newcomer's team.
The Nashville Predators lost at Carolina 4-3 last night. The Preds saw a six game winning streak over the Hurricanes come to an end with the loss. Nashville returns to action Saturday at the Florida Panthers.