High School Basketball—Boys Sweet 16
The Hopkinsville Tigers have moved to the semi finals following a 50-34 win over Graves County in quarterfinal play on Friday. The Tigers got 17 points from Jordan Majors and 13 from Jaqualis Matlock in improving to 33-4 on the season, while Graves County finishes the season 27-9. The Eagles were led in scoring by Peyton Puckett with 19 points.
The other quarterfinal games saw Madison Central defeat Holmes 65-61 in overtime, Montgomery County defeated John Hardin 66-57 and Ballard over Knott County Central 68-53.
The semi finals take place this evening with Hopkinsville playing Madison Central at 6:30, with Ballard meeting Montgomery County in the second game. Coverage of both games begins with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 6:06 on Newstalk WHOP.
High School Baseball- Friday’s scores
Christian County got its second win of the new season defeating Webster County 7-4.
Today’s games: University Heights host Barren County, Fort Campbell has a doubleheader at Fulton County, Trigg County goes to Webster County, Murray plays at Paducah Tilghman, Carlisle County is at Reidland.
College Basketball-Friday’s scores
OVC Tournament: Belmont defeated Tennessee State 82-73 and Murray State defeated Eastern Kentucky 81-73. Belmont and Murray State will meet for the championship this evening in Nashville.
Sun Belt Tournament: Western Kentucky won over Louisiana Monroe 74-60 and will face South Alabama in quarterfinal action today in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
SEC Women’s Tournament: 9th ranked Tennessee defeated Florida 82-73 and will face Texas A&M in the first semifinal game. 7th ranked Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 76-65 and will play Georgia in the second semi final game today in Duluth, Georgia.
Today’s games: Kentucky hosts its Senior Day as the 11th ranked Florida Gators visit Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage this morning at 9:30 on Lite 98.7.
Other games in the SEC today include Vanderbilt meeting South Carolina, LSU goes against Ole Miss and Tennessee plays Missouri.
8th ranked Louisville celebrates its Senior Day as 24th ranked Notre Dame invades the KFC-Yum Center this afternoon.
Former Christian County standout Donovan Kates leads Manhattan into quarterfinal play at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament against Loyola-Maryland in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Western Kentucky begins play in the Women’s Sun Belt Tournament in Hot Springs, Arkansas against Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns.
Major League Baseball: The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to terms on a five-year contract with first baseman/outfielder Allen Craig. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the pact includes a club option for 2018.
Craig belted 22 homers, drove in 92 runs and batted .307 in 119 games last season, despite missing the first month recovering from offseason knee surgery. Craig was instrumental in the Cardinals' 2011 World Series championship, hitting three homers during the Fall Classic against Texas.
NFL: With the start of free agency just a few days away, a number of prominent defensive backs will hit the open market after being released on Friday. The Arizona Cardinals released 2-year veteran safety Adrian Wilson, a five-time Pro Bowl selection whose 181 games rank fifth in club history. Also, the Carolina Panthers released cornerback Chris Gamble and the Jacksonville Jaguars said goodbye to safety Dawan Landry and cornerback Aaron Ross.
The Miami Dolphins prevented a pair of players from seeking free agency, agreeing to terms with wide receiver Brian Hartline and backup quarterback Matt Moore. Details were not disclosed by the team Friday, but various reports this week indicated Hartline agreed to a five-year deal worth nearly $31 million and Moore a two-year pact worth $8 million to continue as backup to Ryan Tannehill.
NHL: The Nashville Predators picked up a 6-0 shutout of Edmonton Friday night at Bridgestone Arena. Colin Wilson had two of the Nashville goals. The Predators close out the brief two game homestand hosting the Minnesota Wild tonight at 7 pm.
PGA Tour: Tiger Woods fired a seven-under 65 on Friday to take sole possession of first place at the WGC - Cadillac Championship at the TPC Blue Monster at DOral. Woods sits at 13-under two shots clear of Graeme(GRAHAM) McDowell who carded a five-under 67 to stand at 11-under for the tournament. Phil Mickelson and Steve Stricker share third at 10-under, while Bubba Watson and Freddie Jacobson (YAK-ob-SEN) sit in fifth at 9 under par.