|SPORTS HEADLINES 12/18/12|
High School Basketball
Boys: Warren Central over Logan County 93-63, Butler County edged Todd Central 69-66, Franklin Simpson over Portland, TN 45-39, Hopkins Central over McLean County 53-43, Owensboro over Muhlenberg County 78-62, Union County over Lyon County 62-51, South Warren defeated Daviess County 68-56, Carlisle County routed Livingston Central 73-41.
Girls: Ohio County over Fort Campbell 60-37, Franklin Simpson over Portland, TN 38-28, Livingston Central over Carlisle County 58-52, Russell County over Warren Central 50-46, Metcalfe County over Greenwood 61-45.
Boys: Trigg County travels to Madisonville, Todd Central at Warren East, South Warren goes to Ohio County, Webster County at Crittenden County, Lyon County hosts Carlisle County, Paducah Tilghman at Graves County, Calloway County at Henry County, TN, Mayfield at Hickman County, Union County at Lone Oak.
Girls: University Heights welcomes Hopkins Central, Fort Campbell hosts Caldwell County, Dawson Springs hosts Trigg County, Madisonville hosts Evansville Harrison, Lyon County hosts Carlisle County, Union County at Lone Oak, Paducah Tilghman at Graves County.
Monday’s scores: Vanderbilt defeated Cornell 66-55. Women’s action saw Austin Peay lose at Arkansas State 75-44.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky plays the second of a three game road trip at Virginia Commonwealth. Coverage begins at 5:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Other action has Austin Peay hosting Lipscomb, Tennessee hosts Presbyterian and LSU at UC Irvine. Women’s action has Tennessee at top ranked Baylor.
Duke replaced Indiana in the top spot of the major college basketball polls Monday. Louisville is ranked 5th in the AP poll, with Kentucky missing out of the top 25 again this week and Murray State received four votes.
The USA Today Coaches poll has Louisville ranked 4th and Kentucky ranked 23rd this week. Murray State received four votes.
Oklahoma State is ranked 24th this week in both polls.
Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan was named co-Ohio Valley Conference player of the week Monday. Cannan had 21 points in the Racers win Sunday against Western Kentucky.
Meanwhile, Austin Peay’s Chris Horton was named co-Freshman of the week. Horton had 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in the Governors loss at Arkansas State. It’s the fifth straight week Horton has been honored by the league.
College Football: Tennessee coach Butch Jones has added another assistant to his staff. Zack Azzanni was announced Monday as wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator. Azzanni worked this past season at the University of Wisconsin
OVL Baseball: Ohio Valley League president Gordon Guess announced on the league’s website late last week the addition of a sixth team to the league for 2013. The Du Bois County Bombers are from Huntingburg, Indiana and play in League Stadium, which was used in filming the 1990’s movie “A League of Their Own”. The Bombers have new ownership and will have a new manager in Wes Fink.
NFL: The Tennessee Titans took advantage of five turnovers from Mark Sanchez and closed the door on the New York Jets playoff hopes with a 14-10 win on "Monday Night Football." Chris Johnson ran for 122 yards which included a 94-yard touchdown scamper.
New York is now 6-and-8 while the Titans are 5-and-9.