Sports Weekly presented by Toyota of Hopkinsville airs at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Todd Hamilton’s guests include Murray State men’s basketball coach Steve Prohm.
High School Basketball
Hopkinsville forced Logan County into numerous turnovers as the Tigers opened the season with a 78-72 win over the Cougars last night. Jordan Majors led a quartet of Tigers in double figure scoring with 18 points. Darius White pitched in 14, T-J Elam and Jaqualis Matlock each had 13. Logan County’s Torrion Graham led all scorers with 34. The Tigers are back in action Friday night hosting Webster County as part of a boy-girl doubleheader.
University Heights had three players in double figures in defeating Todd Central 80-45. The Blazers were led in scoring by Jake Hopper with 16, Quadre White added 15 and Lamontas “Boo” Johnson added 14. The Blazers host Union County Thursday night, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Fort Campbell lost to Union County 61-54, Trigg County defeated Dawson Springs 99-28, Madisonville over Daviess County 66-59, Muhlenberg County defeated Russellville 87-58, Evansville Memorial defeated Henderson County 70-64, Marshall County over Ballard Memorial 77-44, Ohio County over Hopkins Central 88-47.
Hopkinsville won its season opener, defeating Webster County 70-50 behind 26 points from Christy Soldo, Ashlee Cole and Haley Cook each added 14 in the win. Hopkinsville hosts Murray in the first game of a boy-girl doubleheader Friday night.
Caldwell County over Lyon County 56-50, Warren Central defeated Logan County 47-36, Paducah Tilghman defeated Calloway County 69-57.
Heritage Christian Academy won both games over Lighthouse Christian. The Lady Warriors got 14 points from Grace Waldron in knocking off LCA 37-32. while Alex Walker had 17 points and Alex Little added 10 as the Warriors held off Lighthouse 48-46.
Trigg County is searching for a new athletics director. The Kentucky New Era reports Dennis Walls has resigned the position. Walls was hired three months ago. Trigg County principal Shannon Burcham told the New Era Walls stated in his letter the job was too time consuming for him. Trigg football coach Coby Lewis will serve as interim AD.
LSU escaped with a 59-58 win at Houston. Former Christian County standout Anthony Hickey had 2 points, 4 steals, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in 36 minutes.
Penn defeated Manhattan 75-72, with Donovan Kates scoring 3 points in 20 minutes of action.
Women’s basketball: Number 11 Louisville defeated Murray State 105-62, Number 8 Tennessee defeated Middle Tennessee 82-43, Bowling Green over Western Kentucky 86-62.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has number 22 Vanderbilt taking on Austin Peay.
When St. John’s comes to Kentucky tomorrow night, head coach Steve Lavin will not be on the bench due to ongoing recovery from prostate cancer surgery. However, the Lexington Herald Leader reports former Arizona coach Mike Dunlap—who took over the program on an interim basis when Lute Olson retired—will run the team. Pre game coverage begins at 5 on Lite 98.7.
The Nashville Predators lost at Calgary 1-0 Tuesday night. The Predators wrap up their Canadian road trip Thursday night at Vancouver.