|SPORTS HEADLINES 2/20/13|
High School Basketball-Wednesday’s scores
Girls: 3rd ranked Henderson County won the 6th district title over Webster County 57-41 and in the 7th district it was Caldwell County over Hopkins Central 50-45.
Boys: 7th district action saw Madisonville down Dawson Springs 69-34, 14th district saw Greenwood defeat Warren East 52-45.
Tonight’s games: 8th district action concludes with the championship games at Hopkinsville High’s Tiger Gym. The girls championship game at 6 has 21-7 University Heights gunning for its first 8th district title meeting Christian County, 8-18 on the season, with 15 district championships. University Heights won both meetings during the regular season.
The boys game which tips off around 8 pm featured 4th ranked Hopkinsville, 27-4 on the season meeting Christian County 15-13 on the year. Hopkinsville won both regular season meetings between the teams. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk WHOP and whopam.com.
Elsewhere this evening: Boys action has Henderson County meeting Webster County in the 6th district championship, Russellville plays Franklin Simpson in the 13th district title game and Bowling Green faces Warren Central in 14th district play.
Girls games have Livingston Central meeting Lyon County in the 5th district championship game.
College Basketball-Wednesday’s scores
Kentucky rebounded from its embarrassing loss at Tennessee with a 74-70 win over Vanderbilt in Rupp Arena. Willie Cauley-Stein led Kentucky with 20 points as the Wildcats improved to 18-8 on the season, including a 9-4 SEC mark.
Kedren Johnson led Vandy with 17 points as the Commodores go to 10-15, 4-9 in the SEC. Kentucky is back in action Saturday night hosting Missouri, with pre game coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
In the OVC: Isaiah Cannan had his third 30 point game of the season, scoring 35 points as Murray State defeated Morehead State 106-100 in double overtime. Cannan had 17 of his 35 in the extra periods as the Racers clinched one of the top two seeds in the upcoming OVC tournament by winning the West division title.
Austin Peay lost at Eastern Kentucky 91-53. Travis Betran led the Governors with 13 points.
Women’s action saw Western Kentucky edge Louisiana Monroe 65-63.
Tonight’s games: Western Kentucky’s men host Louisiana Monroe. Women’s action has 11th ranked Tennessee meeting Auburn and Vanderbilt goes against Florida.
College Football: The Courier Journal confirms a Yahoo Sports report from Wednesday that University of Louisville assistant coach Clint Hurtt has received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA detailing alleged allegations during his time as assistant football coach at the University of Miami.
Hurtt is one of three former UM coaches accused of providing false or misleading statements during the probe of the Hurricanes program. If he is found guilty, his job at U of L could be in jeopardy. Representatives for Hurtt nor U of L had comment on the matter.
Meanwhile, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday a Notice of Allegations was also sent to current Western Kentucky basketball assistant Jake Morton. Morton was an assistant at Miami when the improprieties occurred between 2007-09.
The allegations concerning Morton involved recruitment of athletes and that Morton took $6,000 from former booster Nevin Shapiro. If Morton is found guilty of violation, his duties at WKU could be limited for a designated period of time.