High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Boys: Hopkinsville completed a regular season sweep of University Heights with a 73-64 win. The Tigers had three players in double figures led by Jordan Majors with 27 points. University Heights also had three players in double figures led by Boo Johnson with 20. Hopkinsville improved to 21-4/6-0 in district play, while University Heights is 8-11/1-3 in district competition.
Elsewhere: Ohio County defeated Muhlenberg County 81-70, Reidland over Livingston Central 71-47.
Girls: Hopkinsville defeated Christian County 60-48, Muhlenberg County over Todd Central 76-41, Hopkins Central edged Dawson Springs 47-43, Graves County over Livingston Central 40-29, Lone Oak over Cairo, IL 61-55.
Tonight’s games: Heritage Christian Academy hosts North Hardin Christian in a boy-girl doubleheader, with coverage of the girls game starting with the Heritage Bank pre game show at approximately 6:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Boys: Christian County hosts Owensboro, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Todd Central welcomes Franklin Simpson, Logan County hosts Russellville, Trigg County at Community Christian, Hopkins Central at Muhlenberg County, Madisonville at Caldwell County,.
Lyon County at Christian Fellowship, Union County at Webster County, Paducah Tilghman at St. Mary, Mayfield at Ballard Memorial, Graves County at Marshall County, Murray at Hickman County, Lone Oak at Heath, Bowling Green at Glasgow, Greenwood at South Warren, Warren Central at Warren East.
Girls: Christian County entertains Owensboro, University Heights at Fort Campbell, Todd Central welcomes Franklin Simpson, Logan County hosts Russellville, Trigg County at Community Christian, Dawson Springs hosts Crittenden County, Madisonville at Caldwell County, Union County at Webster County, Graves County at Marshall County, Paducah Tilghman at St. Mary, Greenwood at South Warren, Warren Central at Warren East.
College Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Western Kentucky held off Troy in Diddle Arena 61-55. TJ Price had 17 points for the Hilltoppers, who ended a three game losing streak with the victory.
Women’s action saw 16th ranked Texas A&M defeat Vanderbilt 60-52 and 9th ranked Tennessee rolled over Mississippi State 88-45.
Tonight’s action: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates and Manhattan take on Siena.
Kentucky looks for revenge for an earlier loss as the Wildcats play at Texas A&M tomorrow. The Lexington Herald Leader reported Thursday former UK and A&M head coach Billy Gillispie will be attending the game following an invitation from current A&M coach Billy Kennedy. Coverage from College Station begins at 3:30 on Lite 98.7.
Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel was among 12 rookies selected as a midseason candidate for the Wayman Tisdale Award, given to the nation’s top freshman. Noel is the only SEC player on the list.
The Kentucky Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Thursday that Jack, Jim and John Harbaugh will receive the Blanton Collier Integrity Award later this year. The trio will accept the award in person at the group’s dinner to be held in June.
Former University of Kentucky and current New Orleans Hornet Anthony Davis was named the Lexington Herald Leader Kentucky Sportsman of the Year Thursday night during the Bluegrass Sports Awards dinner held in Lexington. Also honored was the late Kentucky High School Athletics Association commissioner Louis Stout, who received the Jim Host Youth Sports Award and the Tom Hammond Lifetime Achievement Award went to long time broadcaster Dick Enberg.
NHL: Sergei Kostitsyn beat Jonathan Quick in the eighth round of the shootout as the Predators defeated the Kings, 2-1, at the STAPLES Center. Brandon Yip scored his second goal of the season in the win, while Pekka Rinne stopped 23 shots. Nashville returns to action tomorrow night at San Jose, with coverage at 9:30 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.