High School Basketball
2nd region at Madisonville: Christian County got five three point baskets, four from Jarvis Irby in the first period as the Colonels defeated Webster County 73-61. Irby led Christian County with 24 points, followed by CJ Cotton with 16 and Korey Mosley added 14. Webster County was led by Jacob Scott’s 23 points. The Colonels move to the semifinals with a 9-21 mark, while Webster County finishes the season 20-11.
Madisonville won the opening game of the tournament over Lyon County 52-34. Daylyn Jones was the only double figure scorer for the Maroons with 17. Lyon County was led by Warren Sutton’s 20 points. Madisonville moves to 22-8 on the season, while Lyon County finishes 15-17.
4th region at WKU: Bowling Green won over Logan County 75-59, Russell County defeated Barren County 68-54.
1st region at Murray State: Fulton City defeated Lone Oak 58-45, Marshall County over Graves County 59-36.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Muhlenberg County edged Grayson County 47-45, Daviess County over Breckinridge County 67-56.
2nd region: Livingston Central faces Henderson County at 6, with Hopkinsville meeting Caldwell County in the nightcap. 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.
4th region: Russellville meets Warren Central and Glasgow plays Clinton County.
1st region: St. Mary meets Carlisle County and Paducah Tilghman goes against Calloway County.
3rd region: Meade County plays Butler County and Apollo goes against Ohio County.
OVC Tournament: Austin Peay saw its season come to an end with a 75-70 loss to Jacksonville State. Former UHA standout Tyshwan Edmondson had 22 points, while former Heritage Christian Academy standout John Fraley added 10 for the Governors who finish 12-20 on the season.
Southeast Missouri won the other first round game over Eastern Kentucky 75-65. Former Christian County standout Corey Wilford had six points and five rebounds for the Redhawks who face Tennessee Tech today.
Austin Peay’s Lady Governors are still alive in the tourney, after an 84-83 double overtime win over Morehead State. The Lady Governors face Murray State at noon today in Nashville.
Elsewhere: Tennessee never led until overtime and held off LSU 74-69. Anthony Hickey had 12 points for LSU. South Florida upsets 17th ranked Louisville on its senior night 58-51.
Tonight’s games: Top ranked Kentucky celebrates Senior Night hosting Georgia, with Eloy Vargas getting his first career start alongside Darius Miller. Pre game coverage at 6:30 this evening on Lite 98.7.
CBS Sports.com reports the nation’s top basketball recruit, Shabazz Muhammad, is being investigated by the NCAA. Colleges recruiting Muhammad, including Kentucky, have been contacted by the NCAA and made aware of financial dealings which could compromise his amateur status. Kentucky is one of six schools Muhammad is considering to play collegiately.
The SEC women’s basketball tournament begins play in Nashville today, with Kentucky and Tennessee among four teams with byes and will play on Friday.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry and former UK golfer JB Holmes are in the field for the Honda Classic which begins today in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.