|SPORTS HEADLINES 2/12/13|
High School Basketball-Monday’s scores
Boys: Todd Central got by Fort Campbell 71-69, Madisonville edged Apollo 45-42, Heath defeated Murray 66-51, Carlisle County over Graves County 66-58,
Girls: Apollo edged Christian County 56-53, Todd Central defeated Fort Campbell 56-50, Trigg County over Christian Fellowship 36-15, Dawson Springs won over Whitesville Trinity 53-27, Henderson County edged Owensboro Catholic 61-59, Daviess County defeated Union County 56-41, Mayfield rolled over Fulton County 62-27, Murray beat Heath 67-50, Bowling Green routed Caverna 95-52.
Boys: Christian County plays its final home game of the season in hosting Muhlenberg County at 7:30, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM and online at whopam.com.
Other games have University Heights hosting Madisonville, Hopkinsville goes to Owensboro, Todd Central welcomes Trigg County, Logan County hosts South Warren, Russellville at Bowling Green, Caldwell County hosts Webster County, Hopkins Central hosts Henderson County.
Dawson Springs welcomes Community Christian, Paducah Tilghman entertains Calloway County, Murray hosts Fulton County, Mayfield entertains Marshall County, Union County hosts Daviess County, Franklin Simpson hosts Warren East, Greenwood entertains Monroe County.
Girls: Hopkinsville travels to Madisonville, Todd Central hosts Trigg County, Logan County hosts South Warren, Bowling Green hosts Russellville, Caldwell County entertains Webster County, Dawson Springs hosts Community Christian, Crittenden County welcomes Hopkins Central, Lyon County hosts Union County, Livingston Central hosts Lone Oak, Paducah Tilghman hosts Calloway County, Graves County hosts Hickman County, Franklin Simpson hosts Warren East and Greenwood entertains Monroe County.
Hopkinsville is ranked 4th in the latest Bluegrass Preps.com Boys Top 20 high school basketball poll. Bullitt East is ranked first, Warren Central is 19th. Marion County remains atop the Girls Top 20 poll, with Henderson County 5th, Owensboro Catholic 10th, Bowling Green 12th.
The Associated Press Boys Top 10 high school basketball poll has Hopkinsville ranked 5th this week, with Trinity number one. Marion County tops the Girls Top 10 poll, with Henderson County 4th and Bowling Green 7th.
College Basketball-Monday scores: Ohio Valley Conference women’s action saw Tennessee State end a six game win streak for Murray State 67-61.
Tonight’s games: 25th ranked Kentucky plays at 7th ranked Florida, with pre game coverage at 4:30 on Lite 98.7.
Donovan Kates and Manhattan will try again to play Fairfield this evening. The game which was originally scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to a snow storm, and was again cancelled last night.
Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel was named SEC freshman of the week for the fourth straight week Monday. Noel had double-doubles in wins over South Carolina and Auburn. He becomes the first Wildcat since John Wall to win the award four consecutive weeks.
Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes was named SEC player of the week Monday, following a 20 point, 10 rebound performance against South Carolina. Stokes followed that performance with another double-double against Georgia. He has five straight double-double games for the Volunteers.
Murray State’s Isaiah Cannan was named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the week Monday. Cannan had 26 points against Belmont in leading the Racers to a win, then followed it up with a 16 point performance in a win over Tennessee State. It was the second time this season Cannan has won the award.
Austin Peay’s Travis Betran won the OVC Newcomer of the Week award for the 6th time this season. Betran averaged 25 points in a pair of contests for the Governors last week.
College Football: WPSD reports Murray State has hired a new defensive coordinator. Dennis Therell comes to Murray from the Las Vegas Locos of the United Football League. Also joining the staff is Davern Williams, who will be the new defensive line coach.
NFL: Former Paducah Tilghman standout George Wilson has been released by the Buffalo Bills. Wilson was second on the team last year with 98 tackles, but no interceptions. Wilson was entering the final year of his contract according to West Kentucky Star.com and was to make $2.9 million this season.
NHL: The Nashville Predators will try to stop a two game losing streak when they host San Jose this evening. First puck at Bridgestone Arena drops at 7.