High School Basketball-Thursday’s scores
Girls: University Heights won its first 8th district title with a convincing 67-49 win over Christian County. The Lady Blazers were led in scoring by LeLe Grubbs with 24 points, Meg Starling added 18 and DeNayia Holmes pitched in 16 in improving to 22-7. Christian County was led by Jamesha Mosley with 17 and Tootie Williams added 11 in falling to 8-19.
The All District team was announced following the game. UHA representatives were DeNayia Holmes, LeLe Grubbs, Meg Starling and Demetria Snorton. Jamesha Mosley and Dannika Prater represented Christian County, Haley Cook and J’Lynn Majors of Hopkinsville and Alli Tellez and Angie Rangel of Fort Campbell.
In the 5th district championship, Livingston Central defeated Lyon County 66-36.
Boys: Fourth ranked Hopkinsville cruised to its 20th win in a row in defeating Christian County 77-65 in the 8th district championship. Jordan Majors had 31 points, with Que Cager adding 10 for the 28-4 Tigers. Christian County got 24 points from CJ Cotton, 14 from Quan Poindexter and 11 from Jarvis Irby in falling to 15-14.
The All District team was comprised of Jordan Majors, Jaqualis Matlock and Tra Edwards of Hopkinsville, Quan Poindexter, CJ Cotton and Jarvis Irby of Christian County, Austin Byrum and Boo Johnson of University Heights and Kyle Bryant and Robert Dingle of Fort Campbell.
The 6th district championship game saw Henderson County defeat Webster County 71-63, Russellville defeated Franklin Simpson 72-57 in the 13th district title game and in semi final action in district 14, Warren Central beat Bowling Green 59-55.
Girls: Madisonville meets Caldwell County in the 7th district championship, Todd Central meets Franklin Simpson in District 13’s title game and Bowling Green goes against Warren Central in the 14th district finale.
Boys: Trigg County meets Lyon County in the 5th district final, Madisonville goes against Caldwell County in the 7th district championship.
College Basketball: Western Kentucky snapped a three game losing streak behind 15 points and nine rebounds from George Fant in defeating Louisiana Monroe 75-57 in Diddle Arena. The Hilltoppers improved to 14-14 and 8-9 in Sun Belt play as they play at Louisana’s Ragin’ Cajuns tomorrow night in a game you can hear at 7 on Newstalk WHOP.
Women’s action saw 11th ranked Tennessee defeat Auburn for the second time this season 83-61 to retain sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference. Vanderbilt defeated Florida 68-57.
Kentucky is back in action tomorrow, hosting the Missouri Tigers at Rupp Arena. Countdown to Tipoff begins coverage at 6:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: University of Louisville athletics director Tom Jurich says assistant coach Clint Hurtt will stay on the Cardinals staff while he answers questions concerning NCAA allegations of ethical misconduct while at the University of Miami.
Hurtt has until May 20th to respond to the allegations and Jurich said Thursday he will wait and see what the resolution is through the NCAA before determining Hurtt’s future. Hurtt is accused of providing false information during the NCAA’s investigation of the Hurricanes program.
NHL: Following a 4-3 overtime win over Detroit Tuesday, the Nashville Predators are on the ice this evening hosting Vancouver in a game you can hear at 7 on Newstalk WHOP.