|SPORTS HEADLINES 12/20/12|
High School Basketball
Hopkinsville got a six foot jumper from Jaqualis Matlock with 19 seconds left to edge Collins High 59-58 in the first round of the King of the Bluegrass Wednesday at Fairdale High School in Louisville.
Jordan Majors led the Tigers and all scorers with 22 points as the Tigers improved to 6-1 on the season. Hopkinsville will play Ballard Friday night at 8, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:45 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Boys: Christian County opens play in the Fort Harrod Classic at Mercer County against Walton Verona.
The KME Classic at Trigg County features host Trigg County meeting Stewart County, TN, with Warren East playing Graves County and Stewart County, TN meeting Murray High.
Madisonville plays Ballard Memorial and Lone Oak goes against Owensboro at the Hancock Bank Classic.
Henderson County meets Calloway County and Russellville meets Breckinridge County at Ohio County’s Eagle Classic, Logan County plays Barren County at the TJ Samson Holiday Classic in Glasgow, Bowling Green meets Bullitt East at the King of the Bluegrass, Fort Campbell hosts Crittenden County, Todd Central at Rossview, TN, South Warren at Russell County.
Girls: University Heights plays in the Lady Crimson Holiday Classic at DuPont Manual, Trigg County meets Heath and Russellville goes against Lone Oak at the KME Classic at Trigg County, Madisonville meets Livingston Central and Webster County goes against Apollo at the Hancock Bank Classic, Graves County meets Ridgeway, TN and Houston County at the Heritage Bank Hardwood Classic at Calloway County.
College Basketball: 5th ranked Louisville rolled to a 79-55 win over Florida International. Wayne Blackshear led the 10-1 Cardinals with 18 points. Murray State defeated Arkansas State 61-54. Isaiah Cannan led the 9-1 Racers with 18 points.
Women’s action saw Western Kentucky defeat Wright State 84-67.
Tonight’s games: Murray State’s women take on Missouri.
College Football: Western Kentucky’s new coach Bobby Petrino was busy Wednesday signing four junior college players. Defensive lineman Maurice Bennett of East Mississippi Community College, defensive back Dalton Patterson of Arkansas Baptist College, offensive lineman Connor Popeck of Itawamba Community College and wide receiver Lonnie Turner of Los Angeles Harbor College.
Kentucky coach Mark Stoops met with the media Wednesday, saying the first three weeks has been quite a tremendous whirlwind. Stoops also announced the Wildcats signed junior college transfer Za’Darius Smith, considered one of the top defensive end prospects in the nation.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones tells the Knoxville News Sentinel he believes junior wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is going to enter the NFL Draft. Patterson joins the Vols leading receiver Justin Hunter who announced his plans to enter the draft Monday. Jones says quarterback Tyler Bray has not yet made a decision whether he will return for his senior year.