Sports Tonight with Todd Hamilton comes your way at 5:08 this evening on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. UHA boys basketball coach Grant Shouse will preview the Blazers All A state tournament game with Richmond Model coming up Thursday. UHA Lady Blazer coach Taylor Sparks will also stop by for a visit.
Then at 7, it’s Slap Shot Radio with Paul McCann and Pete Weber.
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s scores
Boys: Hopkinsville got 20 points from Jordan Majors and 16 from Jaqualis Matlock in defeating Todd Central 81-40. The 7th ranked Tigers improved to 17-4 on the season with the win. Todd Central was led in scoring by Bryon Stewart with 17 in falling to 6-13 on the season.
Elsewhere: Christian County defeated Fort Campbell 77-43, Webster County over Trigg County 64-53, Barren County over Logan County 76-61, Hopkins Central defeated Dawson Springs 63-47, Owensboro beat Madisonville 64-53, Marshall County rolled over Lyon County 62-26, Mayfield over Fulton City 53-45, St, Mary over Ballard Memorial 66-51, Lone Oak over Murray 59-52, Bowling Green over Muhlenberg County 77-32, Greenwood edged Franklin Simpson 53-50.
Girls: Todd Central defeated Hopkinsville 43-34, University Heights wins over Russellville 72-58, Marshall County over Christian County 64-48, Logan County edged Barren County 65-60, Owensboro defeated Madisonville 57-40, Union County defeated Crittenden County 62-31, Paducah Tilghman over Reidland 69-10, Mayfield over Fulton City 63-24, Warren Central edged South Warren 44-41, Greenwood over Franklin Simpson 63-56.
The Touchstone Energy Girls All A State tournament begins today at the Frankfort Convention Center. 2nd region winner Webster County meets Louisville Collegiate in its first game at 10:30 this morning, 1st region winner Murray plays Bishop Brossart at 9 am, 3rd region winner Owensboro Catholic meets Green County at 7 this evening, with 4th region winner Monroe County closing out the day against Magoffin County at 8:30 this evening.
University Heights will open play in the Boys All A tournament tomorrow against Richmond Model, with coverage around 9 am on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Alabama overcame a nine point halftime deficit to defeat Kentucky in Tuscaloosa last night 59-55. The Crimson Tide held Kentucky to its lowest scoring total, some 22 points below its season average. Kyle Wiltjer led Kentucky with 14 points. UK is now 12-6/3-2 in SEC play and will return to action Saturday hosting LSU. A programming reminder that Coach John Calipari’s call in show airs at 5 this evening, with Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7.
Fifth ranked Louisville lost on the road last night at Villanova 73-64. The Cardinals were lead in scoring by Wayne Blackshear’s 17 points.
Tonight’s games: SEC action has LSU meeting Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt meets Auburn. Women’s action has Western Kentucky at South Alabama.
Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper announced Tuesday the addition of Butler University transfer Chris Harrison-Docks. Harrison-Docks transferred from Butler before the start of the current season. He will begin play with the Hilltoppers in the 2nd semester next year and have three and a half years of eligibility remaining.
The Tennessean reports on its website Middle Tennessee State University will pay a $700,000 exit fee to leave the Sun Belt Conference to join Conference USA by July 1st of this year. The Blue Raider program had the option of joining the league either this year or next. MTSU is one of four current Sun Belt members joining C-USA.
College Football: Austin Peay may soon be looking for a new football coach. A news release from the school indicates Rick Christophel has been offered a position with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals as tight ends coach. Athletics director Dave Loos says the school is aware Christophel has been offered the job. Christophel owns a 20-46 record as Governors head coach.
Hoppers Baseball: The Ohio Valley League has posted a preliminary schedule on its website and it shows the Hoptown Hoppers will open defense of their league title on June 1st against the Madisonville Pirates. The season will run June 1-July 31. Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP will again broadcast all Hoppers home games and all post season games. Advertising packages are available by contacting us at 885-5331.