High School Basketball-Thursday scores
Boys: For the first time in 18 appearances, University Heights lost an opening round game in the Touchstone Energy All A State tournament Thursday to Model 68-56. Austin Byrum lead the Blazers with 17 points, Boo Johnson added 10. The Blazers are now 8-10 on the season and return to action Tuesday night hosting Madisonville.
Other games in the All A: 1st region winner Murray lost to Bardstown of the 5th region 61-46, Russell edged 3rd region winner Butler County 69-68, and Knott County Central defeated 4th region representative Clinton County 52-37.
Elsewhere: Webster County over Livingston Central 61-35, Henderson County over Daviess County 55-51.
Girls: Grayson County edged Hopkinsville 61-59, Dawson Springs nipped Trigg County 39-37, Ohio County over Butler County 69-47, Lone Oak over Fulton County 43-20.
Boys: Christian County is to meet Trigg County at 7:30 at Colonel Gym, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Hopkinsville meets Crittenden County, Fort Campbell hosts Logan County, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Russellville hosts South Warren, Dawson Springs hosts Lyon County, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Marshall County at Paducah Tilghman, Muhlenberg County hosts Apollo, Union County at McLean County, St. Mary at Mayfield, Graves County welcomes Ballard Memorial, Calloway County hosts Murray, Warren Central at Bowling Green, Greenwood goes to Warren East.
Girls: Christian County at Caldwell County, Fort Campbell at Crittenden County, Todd Central at Franklin Simpson, Russellville hosts South Warren, Hopkins Central at Madisonville, Dawson Springs entertains Lyon County, Marshall County at Paducah Tilghman, Henderson County goes to Union County, St. Mary at Mayfield, Graves County hosts Ballard Memorial, Warren Central at Bowling Green and Greenwood is at Warren East.
At the Touchstone Energy All A State Tournament: Webster County meets Newport Central Catholic and Owensboro Catholic plays Monroe County.
Pairings for the Boys and Girls Sweet 16 tournaments will be announced by the Kentucky High School Athletics Association this afternoon. The Boys Sweet 16 will be played March 6-9 in Rupp Arena, Lexington while the Girls Sweet 16 will be played at EA Diddle Arena, Bowling Green March 13-16.
Isaiah Cannan led Murray State with 15 points and Ed Daniel had a double-double of 10 points and rebounds as the Racers beat Tennessee Tech 47-39. Austin Peay fell at Jacksonville State 81-74.
Western Kentucky dropped its fifth straight road game at South Alabama 65-57. Brandon Harris led the Hilltoppers with 14 points.
Women’s scores: 18th ranked South Carolina upset 5th ranked Kentucky 55-50 and 9th ranked Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt 83-75.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Loyola-Maryland.
Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey will play close to home tomorrow as LSU comes to Rupp Arena to take on Kentucky, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Western Kentucky is also back in action tomorrow afternoon at Middle Tennessee, with pre game coverage at 2:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP, following top ranked Duke and Maryland, with pre game at 11:45 am.
College Football: The Leaf Chronicle reports due to a lack of private funding and higher than anticipated costs, the renovation of Governors Stadium will be scaled back just a bit. Austin Peay Vice President of Finance Mitch Robinson says unforeseen costs related to equipment in the club and suite levels raised the $16.9 million price tag.
The project will still include the demolition and complete reconstruction of the west end of the stadium to include general seating, club level seats and 13 skyboxes. New field turf, home locker rooms and a game day training suite are also part of the renovations, which are still scheduled to take place between the end of the 2013 season and the start of the 2014 season.
NHL: The Nashville Predators were shut out in St. Louis last night 3-0. Game three of the seven game road swing takes place tomorrow night in Anaheim, with coverage at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
PGA Tour: Defending champion Brandt Snedeker and KJ Choi are tied for the lead at seven under 65 following the first round of the Farmers Insurance Classic in San Diego.
Tiger Woods is three shots off the lead, with Phil Mickelson seven shots back.