Friday’s High School Basketball Scores
Girls: Hopkinsville got its first win and district win of the season with a 69-49 win over University Heights. Haley Cook led all scorers with 27 for Hoptown, with DeNayia Holmes 16 points leading the way for UHA. Hopkinsville is 1-2/1-0 in district play, while UHA is now 2-1/1-1 in 8th district action.
Other scores saw Paducah Tilghman defeat Christian County 79-65, Fort Campbell slides by Northwest 37-36, Logan County over Franklin Simpson 65-53, Livingston Central over Trigg County 52-32, Henderson County over Union County 64-26, Mayfield defeated Fulton County 55-23, Glasgow over Warren Central 62-42, Bowling Green over South Warren 67-20, Muhlenberg County gets by Greenwood 66-60.
Boys: Christian County won its second straight game defeating Paducah Tilghman 80-64, Fort Campbell over Northwest 74-69, Trigg County defeated Livingston Central 91-36, Franklin Simpson over Logan County 82-73, Lyon County over Crittenden County 78-63, Mayfield over Hopkins Central 52-44, Bowling Green edged South Warren 48-43.
Boys: Dawson Springs hosts Whitesville Trinity, Caldwell County at Reidland, Muhlenberg County at Breckinridge County, Paducah Tilghman hosts Fleming County, Calloway County at Community Christian, Webster County meets Crittenden County, Henderson County plays Bryan Station in the Kentucky Bank Shootout at Bourbon County, Warren East hosts Allen County Scottsville, Bowling Green at Trinity.
Girls: Hopkinsville hosts Assumption, Fort Campbell hosts Dawson Springs, Caldwell County at Reidland, Madisonville hosts Webster County and Hopkins Central plays Union County in the Messenger Tip off Classic, Ohio County at McLean County, Paducah Tilghman at Hickman County, Warren East entertains Allen County Scottsville, Marshall County at Owensboro, Murray goes to Henry County, TN, Mayfield at Carlisle County, Calloway County welcomes Community Christian.
Last night’s scores: Former Christian County star Donovan Kates had 9 points all from the free throw line and 8 rebounds in 31 minutes, but Manhattan fell to Marist 62-58. The Jaspers fell to 2-5 on the season and play Siena Sunday.
Women’s action saw 7th ranked Kentucky use a 25-2 first hald run in a rout over DePaul 96-64 at Rupp Arena.
Today’s games: Kentucky plays host to Portland later this morning in Rupp Arena. The 5-3 Wildcats come in following a win over Samford Tuesday night. Pre game coverage begins at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Other games have Western Kentucky hosting IUPUI, Austin Peay is at Memphis, Murray State travels to Evansville, Louisville hosts Missouri-Kansas City,
Former Christian County standout and Kentucky Mr. Basketball Anthony Hickey Jr. has been suspended by LSU. ESPN reported on its website Hickey has been suspended indefinitely for unspecified violation of team rules and university policies.
Hickey had started three games for the Tigers, averaging 10.2 points per game. In a written statement from the university, Hickey said he had let his team, family and LSU down. Hickey says he vows to be a “stronger individual” and return to the team as soon as possible.
Western Kentucky is searching for a new football coach. ESPN reported Friday night that Willie Taggart will return to his home area and become the new football coach at South Florida. Taggart led WKU to a 7-5 record this season and an appearance in the Little Caesar’s Bowl against Central Michigan. Taggart was 16-20 in three seasons at his alma mater and replaces Skip Holtz who was fired after three seasons.
The University of Tennessee introduced Butch Jones as its new football coach Friday. Jones comes to the Volunteers after spending the last three seasons as Cincinnati’s coach. Jones is 50-27 as a collegiate head coach and replaces Derek Dooley who was fired last month
Former Fort Campbell and Western Kentucky football standout Antonio Andrews has been selected as one of four finalists for the Paul Hornung Award. The Hornung award is presented yearly to the most versatile player. Andrews had 2,977 all purpose yards as a running back and kick returner this season, which was tops in the nation.
The other finalists are Kent State running back Dri Archer, Southern California receiver Marquise Lee and West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin. The winner will be announced in early January and fans can vote online at votepaulhornungaward.com.
Army and Navy meet for the 113th time today at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. Coverage of the game can be heard beginning at 1 this afternoon on News/Talk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Golf: Davis Love III and Nashville’s Brandt Snedeker lead after the first round of the Franklin Templeton Shootout in Naples FL. The duo shot a 10 under par 62 and have a two shot lead on Franklin’s Kenny Perry and Sean O’ Hair who are eight under heading into today’s second round.