Sunday’s HS Basketball Scores
Boys: University Heights won its third game in as many days in defeating Murray 68-57 at the Mustang Madness at McCracken County. The Blazers got 31 points from KyKy Tandy in improving to 10-4 on the season. In other action at the Mustang Madness, Mayfield cruised by John Hardin 71-64.
Girls: Murray routed Graves County 68-25 also at the Mustang Madness.
Boys: Fort Campbell travels to Hopkins Central.
Girls: Logan County entertains Owensboro and Trigg County welcomes Calloway County.
WHOP Sports next HS Basketball broadcasts presented by Chick Fil A will be tomorrow night when University Heights hosts Christian County in a boy/girl doubleheader. Heritage Bank pregame coverage for the girls’ game begins at 5:45 on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP and whopam.com.
The first Cantrall rankings of the season from the Lexington Herald Leader are out today.
Boys: Scott County is ranked first in the statewide poll with Paducah Tilghman tied for 17th, Owensboro is 20th and Graves County is 25th.
University Heights is first in the 2nd region Boys poll followed by Christian County, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Henderson County. Paducah Tilghman is atop the 1st region poll, Owensboro is first in the 3rd region and Warren Central heads the 4th region poll.
Girls: Campbell County is number one with South Warren 8th, Murray 10th, Graves County is tied for 14th and Owensboro Catholic is 20th.
Christian County heads the Girls 2nd region poll followed by Webster County, Hopkinsville, Henderson County and Madisonville. University Heights is ranked 12th.
HS Wrestling: The Christian County wrestling team placed fourth at Father Ryan’s Johnny Drennan `85 Memorial Wrestling tournament in Nashville. The 3 teams that placed ahead of the Colonels were: 2nd region foe Union County, Bradley Central, TN and East Side, SC. Leading the way for the Colonels were champions Gage Fowler at 106 and Diion Leavell at 182.
Also placing for the Colonels were: Austin Gibson 4th at 113, Ethan Wells, 5th at 120, Jakerion Merritt 7th at 132, Cameron Coleman 7th at 160, and Niko Bussell 6th at 195.
The Colonels next wrestle Wednesday at Fort Campbell in the City/County Championships, then Saturday at the Region 1 Big School State Dual qualifier at McCracken County.
College Basketball: Women’s action Sunday saw Kentucky lose its eighth straight game to Georgia 56-42, 7th ranked Tennessee blasted Vanderbilt 86-73 and in the ACC, third ranked Louisville topped Virginia Tech 67-56.
Kentucky coach John Calipari has his weekly talk show at 5 this evening on Lite Rock 98.7. UK women’s coach Matthew Mitchell has his show at 6, Big Blue Weekly airs at 6:30, Big Blue Insider begins at 7 and WKU coach Rick Stansbury has his show at 8 all on News Radio 95.3 FM/1230 AM WHOP.
Kentucky returns to action tomorrow night hosting Texas A & M with pregame at 4:30 on Lite Rock 98.7.
NFL: Tennessee Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk issued a statement Sunday putting to rest any rumors about the departure of Coach Mike Mularkey. Strunk said Mularkey was the Titans head coach and would be moving forward.
Mularkey said later Sunday the statement by ownership was nice, but wants the focus to be on the franchise and organization and for the Titans to be talked about. He also indicated running back Derrick Henry is expected to start when Tennessee faces New England Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
Golf: A new year brought out the best in Dustin Johnson, who powered his way to a final round eight under 65 and an eight-shot victory at the PGA Tour’s Sentry Tournament of Champions. He finished at 24-under 268.
The eight-shot margin of victory was his largest ever, and it was one short of the tournament record set by David Duval since this event moved to Kapalua in 1999. Jordan Spieth also won by eight shots in 2016.
Louisville area native Justin Thomas finished tied for 22nd at four under par.