Wednesday’s High School Basketball scores
Boys: Woodford County routed Christian County 73-50 at the Ashland Invitational Tournament. James White was the only double figure scorer for the Colonels with 12 points. Christian County is now 3-7 on the season.
Elsewhere: At the First Southern National Bank Classic in Russellville—Russellville defeated Fern Creek 80-72, Muhlenberg County over Chicago Julian 76-62 and Logan County lost to Bullitt Central 68-59.
Todd Central lost a pair of games at the Webster County Holiday Classic to Greenwood 79-43 and to host Webster County 80-51. The host Trojans also defeated Lone Oak 66-41.
Madisonville defeated Starr’s Mill Georgia 49-39 at the Marlin Christmas Classic in Florida. Crittenden County defeated Dawson Springs 66-43 at the Rocket Christmas Classic, where Ballard Memorial won over Reidland 62-53.
Girls: Hopkinsville improved to 9-1 on the season with a 65-60 overtime win over Union City, TN at the Lady Tiger Classic in Murray. Christy Soldo led the Lady Tigers with 24 points.
Elsewhere: At the First Southern National Bank Classic in Russellville—Russellville defeated West Creek 58-47, Logan County lost to St. Mary 49-46. At the Webster County Holiday Classic—Todd Central lost to Webster County 57-49, with Webster County also winning over Livingston Central 63-43. Livingston Central also won over Hopkins Central 58-37.
Boys: University Heights hosts Clarksville Northwest at 7:30 in Blazer Gym, with the Heritage Bank pre game show at 7:15 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP. Hopkinsville takes on Mayfield at the Murray Bank Laker Classic and Christian County plays Pendleton County at the Ashland Invitational Tournament.
Elsewhere: Todd Central meets Lone Oak, while Greenwood takes on host Webster County and Lyon County at the Webster County Holiday Classic. Trigg County meets DeSales at the Beth Haven Holiday Classic, Dawson Springs meets Ballard Memorial.
Girls: Hopkinsville plays Murray in the championship game at the Lady Tiger Classic in Murray.
Elsewhere: Todd Central plays Livingston Central and Heath meets Webster County at the Webster County Holiday Classic. Dawson Springs goes against Frederick Fraize.
Third ranked Kentucky improved to 12-1 on the season with an 86-64 win over Lamar. Michael Kidd Gilchrist led the Wildcats with 18 points and Terrence Jones returned after missing two games with a dislocated pinky finger. Jones had nine points and six rebounds in 27 minutes. Kentucky plays 4th ranked Louisville Saturday in Rupp Arena, with pre game coverage at 9:30 am on Lite 98.7.
Speaking of Louisville, the Cards lost their Big East opener to Georgetown 71-68. It was the first loss for the Cardinals who are now 12-1 on the season. Kyle Kuric led Louisville in scoring with 17 points.
Women’s games: Number six Kentucky was upset by Middle Tennessee 70-58 and eight ranked Tennessee routed Old Dominion 90-37.
Today’s games: LSU hosts Grambling, Tennessee welcomes The Citadel, Western Kentucky opens Sun Belt Conference action against Louisiana Monroe, Austin Peay plays at Eastern Kentucky.
Women’s games: Western Kentucky meets Louisiana Monroe, Austin Peay plays Tennessee State and Vanderbilt meets Western Carolina.
The Southeastern Conference announced its 2012 conference schedule Wednesday with new members Missouri—who will play in the SEC East and Texas A&M in the SEC West. Missouri will open conference play September 8th at Georgia, while Texas A&M hosts Florida.
Kentucky will play at Missouri October 27th, with this game replacing LSU on the schedule. Other UK SEC road games are at Florida September 22nd, Arkansas October 13th and Tennessee November 24th.
The Wildcats will host South Carolina September 29th, Mississippi State—for the second straight year—October 6th, Georgia October 20th and Vanderbilt November 3rd.
Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak says he is not interested in returning to his alma mater Penn State to be its coach. Munchak told the Tennessean Wednesday he has no plans to leave Tennessee. A report from a Pittsburgh newspaper earlier this week said a Penn State search panel had tabbed Munchak as its leading candidate to replace Joe Paterno. Munchak played at Penn State from 1978-81.
The Nashville Predators defeated the Minnesota Wild in a shootout 2-1 at Bridgestone Arena. The Predators are back in action Friday night at St. Louis, with coverage at 7 on Newstalk 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.