High School Basketball- Thursday’s Girls scores
2nd region at Caldwell County: University Heights rolled out to a 14-4 lead at the end of the 1st quarter and never looked back in defeating Lyon County 57-42. Dennayia Holmes led the Lady Blazers in scoring with 21 points, LeLe Grubbs added 12 and Meg Startling 10 for UHA, who is 23-7 on the season. Lyon County finishes 11-20.
UHA will rematch against Webster County in the second semi final game Monday night after the Lady Trojans defeated Caldwell County 48-44. Webster County improves to 23-5, while Caldwell County finishes the season 21-10.
4th region at Barren County: Todd Central edged Warren Central 41-37 and Allen County Scottsville got by Metcalfe County 49-47.
1st region at Murray State: Marshall County crushed Carlisle County 52-16 and Paducah Tilghman defeated Mayfield 60-37.
3rd region at Owensboro Sports Center: Meade County over Owensboro 64-54 and Ohio County defeated Edmonson County 86-65.
Tonight’s Boys semi final games
2nd region at Hopkinsville: Hopkinsville plays Madisonville at 6, followed by Trigg County and Henderson County. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 5:45 on Newstalk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
4th region at WKU: Warren Central meets Barren County and Russellville goes against Russell County.
1st region at Murray State: Graves County meets Lone Oak and Calloway County goes against St. Mary.
3rd region at Owensboro Sports Center: Owensboro Catholic meets Breckinridge County and Owensboro goes against Ohio County.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Lady Warriors lost in their first round game at the KCAA State Tournament at Asbury College to Community Christian 53-37. HCA’s boys begin play today in the KCAA State Tournament as they face Holy Angels at 6:30 Hopkinsville time this evening.
College Basketball-Thursday’s scores
In the OVC: UT Martin edged Murray State 69-68, with Isaiah Cannan scoring 31 points in the loss for the Racers. Southeast Missouri rolled over Austin Peay 108-81, with former Christian County standout Corey Wilford scoring 26 to lead SEMO, with Travis Betran also scoring 26 to lead the Governors.
Western Kentucky edged South Alabama 79-73. TJ Price had 22 points to lead the Hilltoppers.
Women’s scores: 10th ranked Kentucky rolled over Ole Miss 90-65, 8th ranked Tennessee defeated 13th ranked Texas A&M 82-72 to clinch the SEC regular season title and Vanderbilt defeated Auburn 59-44.
Tonight’s game: Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates leads Manhattan against Fairfield.
Tomorrow’s games include 10th ranked Louisville at 12th ranked Syracuse, with coverage at 10:45 on Newstalk WHOP. Kentucky looks for its fourth win in a row as the Wildcats travel to Arkansas. Pre game coverage from Fayetteville begins at 1:30 on Lite 98.7.
College Football: The Courier Journal reports St. X High School offensive lineman Troy Hart plans to walk on at Western Kentucky University. According to Hart’s father, the younger Hart is accepting a preferred walk on from WKU over one from the University of Louisville.
The Lexington Herald Leader reports Kentucky has signed a junior college defensive lineman for 2013. Melvin Lewis has played the last two seasons for Fullerton Community College in California. Lewis had 41 tackles and 3.5 quarterback sacks in his sophomore year. He will have two years of eligibility left at Kentucky, who now has 23 signees in the 2013 class.
NFL: The Tennessean reports Tennessee Titans tight end Brandon Barden was arrested last weekend on a DUI charge following a traffic accident in Georgia. The incident happened in Lincoln County, Georgia early Saturday morning. Barden was an undrafted free agent who played in three games for the Titans last season. Titans officials have declined comment, saying they are still gathering facts.