High School Basketball-Wednesday’s Girls scores
2nd region at Caldwell County: 3rd ranked Henderson County used a 22-5 second quarter run to defeat Christian County 66-37. The Northern Colonels were led by Ellie Fruit’s 23 points, with Macie Brown adding 16 in improving to 24-2 on the season. Christian County got 8 points each from Jamesha Mosley and Oshaquala Davis in finishing 8-20.
Henderson County will face Madisonville in the first semi final game Monday night. Madisonville rolled over Livingston Central 63-35 to improve to 16-16 on the season. Livingston Central finishes 14-15.
4th region at Barren County: Bowling Green edged Glasgow 49-46 and Russell County squeezed by Franklin Simpson 59-56.
1st region at Murray State: Graves County edged Lone Oak 50-49 and Murray rolled over Hickman County 92-25.
3rd region at Owensboro Sportscenter: Owensboro Catholic over Hancock County 59-37 and Muhlenberg County defeated Grayson County 78-69 in double overtime.
2nd region: 8th district champion University Heights opens play against Lyon County at 6, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk WHOP and online at whopam.com. Game two sends Caldwell County against Webster County.
4th region: Todd Central plays Warren Central and Allen County Scottsville meets Metcalfe County.
1st region: Marshall County plays Carlisle County and Paducah Tilghman goes against Mayfield.
3rd region: Ohio County goes against Edmonson County and Owensboro meets Meade County.
The Kentucky New Era reports Hopkinsville junior Trey Edwards and Christian County junior Dannika Prater have been invited to try out for the Kentucky Boys and Girls Junior All Star teams. The tryouts will be held in conjunction with the senior tryouts March 22-23 at Georgetown College. The Kentucky portion of the Junior series will be held in Louisville June 7th.
The Courier Journal reports the finalist for Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball have been announced. Bullitt East teammates Derrick Willis and Rusty Troutman, along with Trinity’s Darryl Hicks, Montgomery County’s Omar Prewitt and Madison Central’s Dominque Hawkins are the boys finalists.
Marion County’s Makayla Epps and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers head the girls list along with Owensboro Catholic’s Becca Greenwell, Christian Academy’s China Dow and Madison Central’s Larryn Brooks. The awards are given by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation will be announced March 29th in a ceremony in Louisville.
High School Football: The Bowling Green Daily News reported Wednesday Warren East has hired a new football coach. Defensive coordinator Steve Long had the interim tag removed as he replaces Ben Bruni who resigned last December. Warren East was 13-1 in the 2012 season in losing to Collins High in the Class 4-A semi finals. Long has been the Raiders defensive coordinator the last two years.
Kentucky picked up its third win in a row as they defeated Mississippi State 85-55 at Rupp Arena. Ryan Harrow led Kentucky with 19 points and Alex Poythress added 16. The Wildcats are now 20-8 and 11-4 in the SEC and are within a game of first place Florida with two games left. UK is at Arkansas Saturday, with pre game coverage at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other SEC action saw LSU defeat Arkansas 65-60, with Anthony Hickey scoring 10 points and leading the Tigers with 5 assists. Vanderbilt edged Georgia 63-62.
10th ranked Louisville rolled to a 79-58 win over DePaul, with four Cards in double figures led by Russ Smith with 17 points. 15th ranked Oklahoma State rolled to a 64-47 win over TCU.
Women’s scores: South Alabama defeated Western Kentucky 65-59 and Belmont won in overtime over Austin Peay 75-59.
Tonight’s games: Murray State plays Tennessee Martin, Austin Peay meets Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky goes against South Alabama.
Women’s action has 10th ranked Kentucky playing Ole Miss, 8th ranked Tennessee meeting 13th ranked Texas A&M and Vanderbilt goes against Auburn.
NHL: The Nashville Predators lost at Anaheim 5-1 and return to action Saturday night at San Jose, with coverage at 9:30 on Newstalk WHOP.