Thursday’s High School Basketball scores
Boys: University Heights got its first win of the season 68-51 over the Aussie Basketball Travelers at the FSNB Classic in Russellville where Logan County beat Caldwell County 57-54 and Russellville beat South Warren 61-38, Hopkinsville defeated Evangelical Christian School 64-60 at the Murray Bank Laker Classic.
Todd Central beat Butler County 66-60, Gallatin County over Hopkins Central 70-49, with the Storm losing a second game to Webster County 52-37, Lyon County edged Louisville Holy Cross 63-61, Apollo defeated Bowling Green 64-61,
Girls: Hopkinsville over Mayfield 56-53 and Todd Central 44-41 in overtime at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic where Todd Central lost to North Hardin 45-31 and University Heights defeated Henry County, TN 59-17, with the Lady Blazers losing to Apollo 58-51, Owensboro Catholic beat Christian County 81-54,
Boys: Christian County meets Fern Creek and Valley at the Bardstown Christmas Classic. Coverage of the Fern Creek game begins around 2:45 and the Valley game at 6:45 with the Heritage Bank pre game show on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Other games include: University Heights plays Logan County at the FSNB Classic in Russellville, Hopkinsville plays again in the Murray Bank Laker Classic.
Girls: University Heights meets Murray, Hopkinsville goes against North Hardin and Todd Central meets Mayfield at the Murray Bank Tiger Classic, Christian County plays again at the Re/Max Holiday Classic in Owensboro.
On a night where new WKU football coach Bobby Petrino and Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino were on hand for the naming of John Oldham Court, Western Kentucky rolled over Florida International 76-63.
George Fant had 24 points as the Hilltoppers improved to 9-5/3-0 in Sun Belt play. Western hosts North Texas tomorrow night, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Tonight’s games: Austin Peay meets Utah Valley in the Dr. Pepper Classic in Chattanooga, LSU meets Houston Baptist.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow at 4th ranked Louisville, with Countdown to Tipoff at 1:30 from the Yum Center on Lite 98.7.
After first saying his playing time would be unlimited against Kentucky tomorrow, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is saying Gourgi Dieng may not start in the game. Dieng is coming back after missing almost a month with a broken left wrist.
The Louisville Cardinals arrived in New Orleans Thursday as they continue preparations for their appearance in the Sugar Bowl January 2nd against 4th ranked Florida. The Cards will practice this afternoon in the Big Easy.
NFL: Despite suffering from a sore right ankle, Chris Johnson says he plans to play Sunday when the Tennessee Titans close out the regular season. Johnson missed his second consecutive practice Thursday. The Titans host Jacksonville at LP Field.