Thursday’s High School basketball scores
Boys: University Heights routed Clarksville Northwest 92-72 in Blazer Gym. The Blazers had a quartet in double figure scoring led by Nick Allen with 19, Quadre White 14, Austin Byrum 12 and Darius Mumford had 11. Terrell Chambers led everyone in scoring with 28. UHA is now 6-6 on the season.
Hopkinsville played a pair of games at the Murray Bank Laker Classic, winning over Mayfield 69-46 behind 17 points from Trey Edwards. The Tigers defeated Fulton City 73-64 in the second game played Thursday.
Christian County lost to Pendleton County in their final game at the Ashland Invitational Tournament 71-45. Trigg County lost to DeSales 60-47 in the opening round of the Beth Haven Holiday Classic.
Girls: Hopkinsville lost to Murray in the championship game of the Murray High Lady Tiger Classic 55-50. Murray avenged a 64-60 loss back on December 4th. Christy Soldo had a game high 20 points for the Lady Tigers, with Ashlee Cole adding 13. The 9-2 Lady Tigers play at Madisonville Tuesday night.
University Heights won a pair of games at the KCD Holiday Classic, defeating Sayre 50-36 and host Kentucky Country Day 76-40.
Boys: Hopkinsville plays Dresden, TN in the championship game at the Murray Bank Laker Classic. Trigg County meets Portland Christian at the Beth Haven Holiday Classic.
Girls: University Heights meets Atherton at the KCD Holiday Classic.
Aided by five turnovers in the last 2:30 of the game, Eastern Kentucky rallied from a five point deficit to defeat Austin Peay 67-65 in Richmond. The Governors were led in scoring by former UHA standout Tyshwan Edmondson who tallied 18 points. Austin Peay is now 3-11 overall and 0-1 in OVC play. The Governors continue their swing through “Death Valley” at Morehead State tomorrow.
LSU rolled over Grambling 69-37, with Anthony Hickey scoring four points, getting four rebounds, four steals and five assists in 20 minutes.
Tennessee defeated The Citadel 86-55, Vanderbilt over Marquette 74-57 and Western Kentucky defeated Louisiana Monroe 76-71 in overtime.
Women’s scores: Austin Peay lost its OVC opener at Tennessee State 95-81, Western Kentucky lost to Louisiana Monroe 53-49 and Vanderbilt defeated Western Carolina 81-36.
Tonight’s games: 21st ranked Murray State is back in Ohio Valley Conference action at Eastern Illinois and former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Binghamton.
Murray State coach Steve Prohm has been honored by CollegeInsider.com with the mid season Hugh Durham Award honoree. The 21st ranked Racers are 13-0, one of the best starts in the 87 seasons of basketball. The Hugh Durham award is named after the first and only coach to take two different schools to the NCAA Final Four for the first and only times in the school’s history(Florida State in 1972 and Georgia in 1983).
Third ranked Kentucky and fourth ranked Louisville meet tomorrow at Rupp Arena. Both teams have identical 12-1 records, with Kentucky’s only loss to Indiana and Louisville in its last game against Georgetown. Coverage of the game which tips at 11 am Hopkinsville time, airs at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Mississippi State and Wake Forest meet in the Franklin American Music City Bowl at LP Field in Nashville, with kickoff at 5:40 this afternoon.
Among Saturday’s bowl games is the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas as Utah goes against Georgia Tech, with coverage beginning at 1 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Also tomorrow, Vanderbilt meets Cincinnati in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports University of Tennessee freshman wide receiver DeAnthony Arnett is receiving the school’s blessing to transfer, but with limitations. A UT spokesman said Thursday Arnett wishes to be closer to his ailing father in Saginaw, Michigan. However, the school says he is not allowed to transfer to Michigan, Michigan State or any other big name program.
Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber will not play this evening when the Predators are in action at St. Louis. Weber is out with concussion symptoms after suffering an upper body hit against Dallas last week. Coach Barry Trotz told ESPN.com Thursday there is no timetable for Weber’s return. You can hear tonight’s game at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.