Local Sports Friday January 27, 2017

In high school wrestling news, The Ben Fisher Memorial Tournament will be held this Saturday at Martha Jane Potter Elementary Gym at Kona.

Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Belfry, Perry Central, and Letcher County Central will be participating.  Weigh ins are at 9:00 am and wrestling begins at 10:00 am.  Admission $5.00 adults/$3.00 students.

Last night in girls high school basketball across the mountains....

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars knocked off Breathitt County at Jackson 53-41 to imporove to 12-9.  The Lady Cougars will next play Jenkins at home tomorrow, Saturday, JV at 2, varsity at 3:30.  They will take on Wise Central on the road Monday night. 

It was Hazard over Jenkins 75-25 last night.  The Lady Cavaliers play at LCC tomorrow and Perry County Central at home Monday.

Other girls scores from last night:

June Buchanan over Riverside 55-40
Perry Central beat Buckhorn 81-26
and Shelby Valley over Magoffin County 66-32

The girls All A State Tournament quarterfinals will be today in Frankfort.

Murray plays Monroe County at 8:30am
Trimble County faces West Carter at 10am
13th region champ Harlan will play Crittenden County at 11:30 this morning and 14th region champion Leslie County will play Nicholas County today at 1.

The semi-finals will be Saturday and championship game Sunday.

The Boys All A State Tournament got underway today in Frankfort with 8 opening round games.  

Newport Central Catholic knocked off 14th Region champ and defending All A state champion Cordia 65-57 yesterday in the All A.

15th Region champion East Ridge lost to Russellville 63-52 and 13th Region champion Pineville was knocked off by Owensboro Catholic 58-23.

There are no mountain teams left in the boys ALL A.  

The quarterfinals will be today with semi-finals on Saturday and championship game Sunday.

Other boys scores from Thursday:

Breathitt County got by Wolfe County 76-74
Corbin over Barbourville 99-65
Harlan 79 Red Bird 69
Jackson City over June Buchanan 70-52
and Lawrence County beat Pike County Central 74-63

The LCC Cougar boys are back in action tonight as they will face Jenkins at home in a district game.  We'll bring you the game live this evening here on the Bulldog with tipoff at 7:30 and pre-game starting at 7.   The Cougar boys will then play at Powell County at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon.

Up next for Jenkins boys will be the game at LCC tonight and then play at Red Bird on Saturday.

Evelyn Akhator scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Kentucky women’s basketball team won its fifth straight game by beating Ole Miss 89-57 on Thursday night at Memorial Coliseum.

The UK Women are now 15-6 overall and 6-2 in the SEC.  They return to action on Monday when the Wildcats visit Missouri in Columbia.  Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.

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