Tuesday’s High School Basketball scores
Boys: Rowan County defeated Christian County 55-51 in a rematch of last season’s state championship game at the Ashland Invitational Tournament. The Colonels were led in scoring by Quan Poindexter with 11 points, with Jarvis Irby adding 10. Christian County is now 3-6 on the season. Warren Central is also at the AIT, and they defeated Lincoln County 62-38.
Elsewhere: Todd Central defeated Lyon County 59-55 at the Webster County Holiday Classic. The Lyons also lost to host Webster County 78-68 and Greenwood defeated Lone Oak 70-67.
At the First Southern National Bank Classic in Russellville, Russellville defeated West Creek TN 62-47, Logan County over Chicago Julian 80-72 and Bullitt Central defeated Muhlenberg County 57-42.
At the Eagle Classic at Ohio County, the host Eagles defeated Owensboro Catholic 80-43, Apollo over Bourbon County 62-56, Covington, TN over Livingston Central 61-43, Henderson County edged Breckinridge County 55-50.
Girls: Hopkinsville played a pair of games at the Lady Tiger Classic in Murray, defeating Ballard Memorial 62-47 behind Ashlee Cole’s double-double of 18 points and 21 rebounds. Christy Soldo led the Lady Tigers with 24 points. In the second game won by Hoptown 60-54 over Bowling Green, Soldo had a double-double of her own of 33 points and 18 rebounds. Hopkinsville is now 8-1 on the season.
Other games at the Lady Tiger Classic saw Bowling Green defeat Union City, TN 66-49, Muhlenberg County defeated Reidland 78-31 and Northeast 70-42. Murray High won two games over Reidland 84-32 and Northeast 82-41. Ballard Memorial lost to Union City, TN 62-41.
Elsewhere: At the First Southern National Bank Classic in Russellville, Logan County rolled over Jackson County 60-21, Mayfield defeated Russellville 54-46, St. Mary over Trimble County 56-37.
At the Webster County Holiday Classic, Todd Central over Hopkins Central 75-24, Livingston Central over Heath 60-38, Webster County over Hopkins Central 59-25.
Boys: Christian County meets Woodford County at the Ashland Invitational Tournament.
Elsewhere: Todd Central plays Greenwood and Webster County at the Webster County Holiday Classic, where Lone Oak plays Lyon County and host Webster County. Play continues at the First Southern National Bank Classic in Russellville.
The Eagle Classic at Ohio County has the host Eagles meeting Covington, TN, Livingston Central plays Owensboro Catholic, Apollo meets Breckinridge County and Henderson County plays Bourbon County.
Girls: Hopkinsville meets Union City, TN at Murray High’s Lady Tiger Classic, where Muhlenberg County meets host Murray, Bowling Green plays Ballard Memorial, and Reidland meets Northeast.
Todd Central plays Heath and host Webster County at the Webster County Holiday Classic, where Livingston Central plays Webster County and Hopkins Central.
Play continues at the First Southern National Bank Classic in Russellville. Todd Central meets Heath and Webster County at the Webster County Holiday Classic where Livingston Central also plays host Webster County and Hopkins Central.
Third ranked Kentucky welcomes the Lamar Cardinals to Rupp Arena for a 7:30 tipoff, with pre game coverage beginning at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere: Fourth ranked Louisville opens Big East play hosting Georgetown.
Women’s action has 8th ranked Tennessee meeting Old Dominion and number 6 Kentucky takes on Middle Tennessee.
Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he plans to end his coaching career when his contract ends after the 2016-17 season. Pitino is in his 11th season as Louisville’s coach and led the Cardinals to the Final Four in 2005. Pitino has also coached at Kentucky and Providence, leading both schools to the Final Four. He also has coached the NBA’s New York Knicks and Boston Celtics.
The Louisville Cardinals rallied from a 21 point deficit, but lost to North Carolina State 31-24 at the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, NC. The Cardinals finished the season 7-6.
The Nashville Predators are back on the ice this evening hosting the Minnesota Wild, with coverage from Bridgestone Arena beginning at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Meanwhile, the Tennessean reports Predators captain Shea Weber may try to play Friday in St. Louis. Weber suffered a concussion in a game at Dallas last week. He will not play in tonight’s game against Minnesota.