High School Basketball
Boys: Caldwell County is at Lyon County
Girls: Dawson Springs at McLean County, Muhlenberg County at Henderson County, Mayfield at Carlisle County.
Our next high school broadcasts will be tomorrow night as Hopkinsville travels to Madisonville for a boy-girl twinbill. Coverage with the Heritage Bank pre game show airs at 5:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and worldwide at whopam.com.
The Cantrall High School basketball rankings are out in today’s Lexington Herald Leader. Trinity is number one on the boys side, with Marshall County ranked 9th, Warren Central 20th and Bowling Green 24th. Hopkinsville is atop the 2nd region poll, with Madisonville, Henderson County, University Heights and Webster County comprising the top five. Christian County is 6th.
Manual is atop the girls poll this week, with Bowling Green 9th and Henderson County 25th. Henderson County tops the 2nd region poll, with Hopkinsville second, Webster County third, UHA fourth and Christian County fifth.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night against Arkansas Little Rock at Freedom Hall, Louisville. Coverage begins at 4:30 on Lite 98.7. Coach John Calipari’s weekly call in show and Sports Nightly move to Wednesday night this week, with both shows airing at 5 on Lite 98.7.
Tonight’s games: LSU takes on Virginia, Manhattan meets Rider, Tennessee plays Chattanooga and Vanderbilt meets Miami of Ohio.
Women’s games: Austin Peay takes on Eastern Kentucky, Murray State meets Eastern Illinois.
Sunday’s scores: The 8th ranked Tennessee Lady Vols opened the New Year and Southeastern Conference play Sunday with a 73-52 win over Auburn. Sixth ranked Kentucky opened SEC play Sunday with a 59-56 win over Florida.
Former University of Kentucky standout Demarcus Cousins is demanding a trade from the Sacramento Kings. Kings coach Paul Westphal released a statement before Sunday’s game with New Orleans criticizing Cousins commitment to the franchise and excusing him from the game. Cousins was drafted with the 5th pick of the 2010 draft after spending one season at Kentucky.
The Tennessee Titans saw their season come to an end Sunday, with a 23-22 win over Houston. The Titans finished the season 9-7, however because of losing to Cincinnati during the regular season, the Bengals got the final AFC wild card spot.
Sergei Kostitsyn’s hat trick helped the Nashville Predators defeat the Calgary Flames 5-3 Sunday at Bridgestone Arena. Kostitsyn took only three shots the entire game and all were goals.The Predators return to action with two home games later this week, Thursday night against Dallas and Saturday night against Carolina.