|SPORTS HEADLINES 3/4/13|
High School Basketball
Two more area teams earned trips to the Boys Sweet 16 after regional final action Sunday afternoon.
Graves County won the 1st region title defeating Calloway County 63-50 and Warren Central won the 4th region championship defeating Russell County 56-48.
Graves County will play 3rd region winner Ohio County Wednesday night at 5:30 Hopkinsville time, followed by 2nd region winner Hopkinsville meeting 8th region winner South Oldham. Coverage of both games begins at 5:15 on Newstalk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
4th region winner Warren Central plays its first game Thursday at 11 am Hopkinsville time against Montgomery County.
Tickets for Hopkinsville’s Boys Sweet 16 game with South Oldham Wednesday night will go on sale this afternoon at 1:30 at Hopkinsville High School. Tickets are $9 each.
Tonight’s Girls action
2nd region at Caldwell County: The opening game at 6 has Madisonville meeting Henderson County, with University Heights playing Webster County in the nightcap. Coverage of the UHA game begins around 7:30 on Newstalk WHOP and online at whopam.com.
1st region at Murray State: Graves County meets Murray with Marshall County going against Paducah Tilghman in the nightcap.
4th region at WKU: Todd Central meets Allen County Scottsville, with Bowling Green playing Russell County in the second game.
3rd region at Owensboro Sports Center: Owensboro Catholic meets Meade County in the championship game.
Heritage Christian Academy’s Warrior basketball team won the Kentucky Christian Athletic Association state tournament at Asbury College over the weekend. After defeating Holy Angels 52-38 Friday night, HCA defeated Community Christian 52-48 in the semi finals and Cornerstone 36-20 on Saturday to win the school’s first title.
Nathan Workman was named the tournament MVP, with Alex Walker and Arron Workman also named to the All Tournament team. HCA finished the season 13-12.
Sunday’s women’s scores: Kentucky’s Matthew Mitchell became the winningest coach in school history as the 10th ranked Wildcats defeated 8th ranked Tennessee 78-65. In other SEC action, Vanderbilt lost 11th ranked Georgia 55-50.
Tonight’s game: 10th ranked Louisville takes on Cincinnati.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly call in show at 5 this evening, followed by Big Blue Weekly at 6 on Lite 98.7. Kentucky is back in action Thursday night at Georgia, with pre game coverage at 6:30 also on Lite 98.7.
NHL: The Nashville Predators continue their West Coast swing in Los Angeles tonight against the Kings, with coverage of the game airing at 9:30 on Newstalk WHOP.