High School Basketball
Boys 2nd region: The Hopkinsville Tigers picked up their 30th win of the season in dispatching Caldwell County 79-48. Hopkinsville had three players in double figures, led by Jordan Majors with 20, Tre Edwards and TJ Elam each added 13. Caldwell County was led in scoring by Elijah Sindelar with 11. Hopkinsville is now 30-2 on the season, while Caldwell County finishes 4-25.
Hopkinsville will face Henderson County in the second semi final game Monday night. The Colonels routed Livingston Central 69-42 in the first game of the evening.
4th region: Warren Central defeated Russellville 59-44 and Glasgow went to overtime to down Clinton County 68-57.
1st region: Paducah Tilghman got by Calloway County 79-72 and St. Mary defeated Carlisle County 71-49.
3rd region: Apollo edged Ohio County 52-51 and Meade County rolled over Butler County 87-57.
Girls regional play has reached the semi final round.
2nd region: Livingston Central faces Webster County at 6, followed by Hopkinsville and Henderson County. Coverage of both games with the Heritage Bank pre game show from Colonel Gym at Christian County at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
4th region: Todd Central meets Glasgow and Bowling Green battles Monroe County.
1st region: Murray meets Paducah Tilghman and Marshall County goes against Lone Oak.
3rd region: Hancock County plays Grayson County and Daviess County meets Muhlenberg County.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Lady Warriors have made the semi final round of the KCAA State Tournament in Georgetown. HCA edged North Hardin Christian 30-29 Thursday night. The Lady Warriors play Lakeside in semi final action Saturday morning.
Top ranked Kentucky sent out seniors Darius Miller and Eloy Vargas with a 79-49 win over Georgia.
Miller hit five of Kentucky’s 15 three pointers in the game and led the Wildcats in scoring with 17, Doron Lamb added 13 and Michael Kidd Gilchrist had 12. The 29-1 Wildcats close out the regular season at Florida Sunday, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
OVC Tournament: Murray State will face Tennessee Tech in a semi final game tonight at Municipal Auditorium. Tech eliminated Southeast Missouri 77-73. Former Christian County player Corey Wilford had 16 in the loss for the Redhawks. Morehead State will meet Tennessee State in the other semi final after a 68-54 win over Jacksonville State.
Murray State’s Lady Racers are also in the semifinals today after defeating Austin Peay 90-73. The Lady Racers face top seed UT Martin.
SEC Women’s Tournament: Kentucky faces Florida today after the Gators eliminated Auburn 70-60. Tennessee goes against Vanderbilt after the Commodores defeated Mississippi State 67-51.
The Courier Journal reports Louisville coach Rick Pitino may shake up his lineup for Saturday’s game with second ranked Syracuse. Pitino is apparently unhappy with the play of guard Peyton Siva and Kyle Kuric.
The Tennessean reports Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings has no intentions of retiring. The 51 year old Stallings is in his 13th season at Vanderbilt and says he plans to stay until 2019, when the youngest of his three children graduates from high school. Vanderbilt vice chancellor of athletics David Williams says he is certainly happy to have Stallings as coach and says he has “years” on his contract.
The Courier Journal reports Kentucky has received an in state football commitment. Clay County offensive lineman Jacob Hyde, one of the top lineman prospects for the 2013 class, is the first commitment for the Wildcats.
Franklin’s Kenny Perry and former UK golfer JB Holmes both stand at even par after the first round of the Honda Classic in Palm Beach, Gardens Florida. Davis Love the Third is the leader at six under par, with eight golfers including Rory McElroy two shots back heading into today’s second round.