High School Basketball
Hopkinsville defeated Henderson County 76-70 Wednesday night in Tiger Gym. The Tigers built up a 12 point halftime lead and held on to get its second win of the season. Four Tigers were in double figures led by Tra Edwards with 17 points, followed by Jamonte Davis with 14. Henderson County was led by David Simmons 19 points in falling to 3-1 on the season.
Boys: Caldwell County hosts Hopkins Central, Henderson County at Muhlenberg County, Livingston Central welcomes Community Christian.
Girls: Warren Central hosts Ohio County, Livingston Central entertains Community Christian, Muhlenberg County at McLean County, Graves County at Webster County, Bowling Green hosts Russell County.
Christian County Lady Colonel senior softball standout Maggie Glass signed a letter of intent recently to play collegiately for Murray State. Glass tells what led her to Murray State:
Glass has been a member of the Lady Colonels squad since 8th grade. She will join former teammate Casey Castille in Murray. Castille was named the Ohio Valley Conference freshman of the year last year.
Wednesday’s scores: Western Kentucky held off Southern Illinois 58-57. The Hilltoppers were led in scoring by TJ Price’s 17 points in improving to 7-2 on the season. WKU returns to action Saturday afternoon hosting IUPUI.
Austin Peay defeated Oakland College 88-63. The Governors were led in scoring by Chris Horton’s 21 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Travis Betran added 18 for the 4-4 Governors who play at Memphis Saturday.
Tennessee fell to Virginia 46-38. Trae Golden led the Vols with 11 points. Tennessee is now 4-3 on the season.
Tonight’s games: Women’s action has Western Kentucky at Morehead State and Murray State hosts Mid Continent.
College Football: Louisville coach Charlie Strong will hold a press conference this morning to announce whether he will remain as Cardinals coach. Media reports have been swirling over the last couple of days whether he will stay or accept the head coaching position at the University of Tennessee.
Sports Illustrated is reporting on its website that Strong has turned down the Tennessee job and is working towards a contract extension in Louisville.
Multiple media outlets are reporting Kentucky has hired DJ Eliot as its new defensive coordinator. He comes from Florida State where he worked under new head coach Mark Stoops. However, a UK spokesman says the announcement will not be made official until sometime today.