High School Basketball—Monday’s scores
Girls: 8th district semi final action saw University Heights cruise to a 77-49 win over Fort Campbell. Three Lady Blazers were in double figures led by Dennayia Holmes with 21 points, Lele Grubbs pitched in 18 and Demetria Snorton with 15.
Fort Campbell was led by Alli Tellez with 15 and Angie Rangel added 13 for the Lady Falcons who finish the year 9-16. University Heights moves to Thursday night’s championship game with a 21-7 record.
Christian County avenged two regular season losses to Hopkinsville in defeating the Lady Tigers 55-51. Jamesha Mosley led Christian County with 20 points, followed Dannika Prater with 14. Hopkinsville got 13 points from Haley Cook and 12 from Kiki Majors as the Lady Tigers finish the season 16-14, while Christian County improves to 8-18.
Elsewhere: 5th district play saw Livingston Central defeat Trigg County 51-35, Lyon County edged Crittenden County 31-29. 6th district play saw Webster County defeat Union County 64-59 in double overtime. 13th district saw Franklin Simpson defeat Logan County 69-34 and in 14th district action Greenwood beat Warren East 59-31.
Boys: 13th district play saw Russellville defeat Logan County 76-63 and in 14th district action Greenwood edged South Warren 52-50.
Boys: 8th district semi final play takes place at Hopkinsville’s Tiger Gym, as the top seeded Tigers meet Fort Campbell at 6, followed by Christian County and University Heights. Coverage of both games airs with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: 5th district at Trigg County has Livingston Central meeting Lyon County, with host Trigg County facing Crittenden County.
6th district at Union County has Union County hosting Webster County, 7th district has Caldwell County at Hopkins Central, 13th district at Franklin Simpson has Todd Central meeting the host Wildcats.
Girls: 7th district at Hopkins Central has Madisonville meeting Dawson Springs and 13th district at Franklin Simpson has Todd Central playing Russellville.
College Basketball—Monday’s Scores
Women’s action saw 8th ranked Kentucky get by 10th ranked Texas A&M 70-66. In the OVC—SIU Edwardsville defeated Murray State 79-68 and Eastern Illinois defeated Austin Peay 88-59.
Tonight’s game: SEC action has LSU taking on Tennessee.
The Courier Journal reports Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel torn ACL suffered against Florida last week could be traced back to a season ending injury while in high school. During his sophomore year at Everett High in Massachusetts, Noel fractured a growth plate in his left knee five games into the season.
Noel’s former coach John DiBiaso said in a phone interview that Noel was told to rest the knee through the summer, but an adviser to a travel team Noel played for took Noel to the Boston Celtics team physican, who cleared him to play. The adviser Leo Papile said he did not know of another orthopedic surgeron’s diagnosis.
It appears Bobby Knight may not be an ESPN basketball analyst after this season. Knight is in the final year of his contract and The Lexington Herald Leader reports it’s not expected Knight’s contract will be renewed.
NHL: Jamie McGinn's tally capped off a four-goal second period as the Colorado Avalanche outlasted the Nashville Predators 6-5 at the Pepsi Center. The Avs snapped a nine-game losing streak to the Preds. Shea Weber was one of five players to post a goal and an assist for Nashville.
Chris Mason was lit up for six goals on 18 shots in just over 33 minutes of action. Pekka Rinne stopped all 10 shots the rest of the way. The Predators are in action tonight hosting Detroit at Bridgestone Arena, with first puck dropping at 7.