|SPORTS HEADLINES 2/27/13|
High School Basketball-Tuesday’s Boys scores
2nd region at Hopkinsville: 5th district champion Trigg County had to fight for their life, but remain alive following a 66-64 overtime victory over Caldwell County. Deonquez Nance led all scorers with 36 in leading the Wildcats to their 20th win of the season. Caldwell County was led by freshman Dee Cain’s 21 points in finishing 12-19 on the season.
Trigg County will next face Henderson County in semi final action Friday night after the northern Colonels got a 63-56 win over Christian County. Henderson County had four players in double figures led by DJ Washington’s 15 points in improving to 25-5 on the season. Quan Poindexter led Christian County in a losing effort with 19 as the southern Colonels finish the season 15-15.
4th region at WKU: Warren Central defeated Franklin Simpson 69-45 and Barren County eased by Clinton County 71-66.
1st region at Murray State: Graves County defeated Marshall County 58-44 and Lone Oak rolled over Fulton City 67-33.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Owensboro defeated Meade County 65-45 and Ohio County over Grayson County 64-40.
Tonight’s Girls schedule
2nd region at Caldwell County: Livingston Central meets Madisonville at 6, followed by Christian County against tournament favorite Henderson County. Coverage begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show for the Christian County game at around 7:30 on Newstalk WHOP and whopam.com.
4th region at Barren County: Franklin Simpson meets Russell County and Bowling Green goes against Glasgow.
1st region at Murray State: Graves County meets Lone Oak and Murray High goes against Hickman County.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Owensboro Catholic meets Hancock County and Grayson County meets Muhlenberg County.
Upsets were abound last night and one involved an SEC matchup as Tennessee knocked off 8th ranked Florida 64-58. Jordan McRae had 27 points for the Volunteers.
Tonight’s games: Kentucky looks for its second win in as many games as they host Mississippi State at Rupp Arena. Pre game coverage begins at 5:30 on Lite 98.7.
Elsewhere in the SEC—LSU meets Arkansas and Vanderbilt takes on Georgia.
Top 25 games include 10th ranked Louisville plays at Depaul and 15th ranked Oklahoma State is at TCU.
Women’s action has Austin Peay playing Belmont and Western Kentucky meets South Alabama.
Western Kentucky coach Ray Harper announced Tuesday that senior center Teeng Akol has been dismissed from the team. The native of South Sudan started in 16 of 27 games played this season averaging 6.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. Harper said Akol will remain on scholarship to focus on academics and earn his degree. The dismissal follows other disciplinary action.
College Football: The Kentucky New Era reports former Christian County standout Marcoreyon Tandy has signed to play with Tarleton State. Tandy—who originally signed with Kentucky—has spent the last two years at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. Tandy will be coached by a Hopkinsville High graduate Cary Fowler, who says he will be used as a wide receiver and return specialist.
Western Kentucky University announced Tuesday the hiring of former Alabama Birmingham head coach Neil Callaway as its new offensive line coach. Callaway has spent the last five seasons as UAB head coach and replaces Mike Summers, who recently took a job as an assistant at Southern California.
NHL: The Nashville Predators begin another west coast swing at Anaheim this evening, with first puck dropping at 9. A reminder, Slap Shot Radio with Paul McCann and guest host Willy Daunic airs at 7 this evening on Newstalk WHOP.