Local Sports Wednesday January 25, 2017

After leading for most of the game, the Letcher County Central Cougar boys lost at home last to Knott County Central in a district game.    The final was Knott Central 53 LCC 46.  The Cougars were led in scoring by Torrel Carter with 23.  Austin Caudill had 4 trey's and 14 points.  The win puts Knott Central in the drivers seat for the regular season district championship.   The Cougars fall to 12-7 overall and 2-3 in the district.  LCC will next face Jenkins at home in another district game this Friday.  We'll bring you the game live here on the Bulldog with pre-game at 7.   The Cougar boys will then play at Powell County at 3:30 on Saturday.

Other boys scores from across the mountains last night:

Bell County over Leslie County 56-38
Breathitt County beat Buckhorn 74-60
Estill County got by Wolfe County 77-75
Lawrence County over Belfry 80-76
Lexington Catholic beat Perry County Central 72-66 in double overtime.  
North Laurel by 10 over Clay County 60-50
Owsley County got by Lee County 61-58
Pikeville beat Shelby Valley 56-42
Russell over Paintsville 86-74
Sheldon Clark knocked off Hazard 58-41
and it was South Floyd beating Jenkins 79-54

UP next for Jenkins boys will be the game at LCC on Friday.  They will then play at Red Bird on Saturday.

Only one boys game across the mountains tonight as Belfry plays at Johnson Central.

The Letcher County Lady Cougars will next play at Breathitt County on Thursday and face Jenkins in a district game at home Saturday afternoon.

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers will next play Hazard at home on Thursday and at Letcher County Central on Saturday.

Girls high school basketball scores from last night had:

Belfry beating Sheldon Clark 59-34
June Buchanan over the Piarist School 65-39
Lee County beat Wolfe County 60-43
and Lynn Camp over Bell County 53-39

The girls All A state tournament begins today at the Frankfort Convention Center.

Games start at 8:30 this morning and today's opening games are

Murray playing Danville
Covington Holy Cross against Monroe County
Presentation against Trimble County
West Carter vs. Owensboro Catholic
Crittenden County taking on Sayre
and the mountain teams:
From the 13th region Harlan will face Paintsville from the 15th region at 5pm and 14th region champion Leslie County will taking on Ky Country Day tonight at 8pm.  Good luck to all the mountain teams in the girls All A StateTournament.

The Boys All A State Tournament begins tomorrow in Frankfort with 8 opening round games. 

15th Region champ East Ridge plays Russellville at 10:00am, 14th Region champ Cordia will take on Newport Central Catholic at 11:30am tomorrow and 13th Region champion Pineville will face Owensboro Catholic tomorr at 5pm.

On a night when #1 Villanova and #2 Kansas both lost, #5 KY followed suite and lost to Tennessee in Knoxville 82-80.  Malik Monk had 25 for the cats and Bam Adebayo added 21.  Isiah Briscoe had a double double of 11 points and career high 14 rebounds.  It was the first SEC loss for the Cats, who are now 17-3 overalland 7-1 in the SEC.

The Cats will go out of conference and play in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge when they face Kansas.  Tipoff is at 6:15 with pre-game Saturday at 4:30 here on the Bulldog.

The Coach Cal Show, Big Blue Weekly and Coach Matthew Mitchell Show will all air tonight starting at 6pm here on the Bulldog.