Local Sports Monday January 30, 2017

In high school wrestling news, The Ben Fisher Memorial Tournament was this Saturday at Martha Jane Potter Elementary Gym at Kona.
Letcher County Central won the tournament beating Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Belfry and Perry Central.

The Fleming Neon Pirates won the LCEAA Boys Letcher County A team basketball championship over the weekend.  Fleming Neon beat Whitesburg 39-37 yesterday at LCC in double overtime.  Isaac Lucas hit a last second shot to give the Pirates the championship win.  The Pirates finished the season at a perfect 12-0.  Letcher Middle School beat Cowan for the consolation game win.

Congratulations to all teams on a great boys county basketball tournament!

In high school basketball over the weekend....

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars beat Jenkins at home Saturday 60-26.  The Lady Cougars are now 13-9 overall and will play tonight on the road at Central HS in Wise County, VA.

Up next for the Jenkins Lady Cavaliers....they will take on Perry County Central at home tonight and play at Phelps on Thursday.

Other girls games scheduled for tonight across the mountains:

Powell County at Breathitt County
Owsley County at Lee County
Betsy Layne at Magoffin County
Tug Valley WVA is at Phelps
Cordia plays at Riverside
and Hazard is at South Floyd

Congratulations to the Harlan Lady Green Dragons they finished Runner Up in the girls All A State Tournament in Frankfort.   Harlan girls lost to Monroe County in the championship game 61-55.  Jordan Brock had 39 points for Harlan in the loss.Paris beat Newport Central Catholic

66-46 to win the boys All A State Tournament on Sunday.

The LCC Cougar boys picked up 2 more wins over the weekend, beating Jenkins 72-32 in a home district game on Friday and then knocking off Powell County on the road 78-70 on Saturday. The 14-7 Cougar boys will next play Harlan at home Tuesday and at June Buchanan on Thursday.

The Jenkins boys lost to LCC on Friday and lost at Red Bird 80-67 on Saturday.  The Cavalier boys will play at June Buchanan tonight and home against Cordia on Tuesday.

Other boys games tonight across the mountains:

Pikeville at Allen Central
Pineville at Knox Central
Betsy Layne at Magoffin County
and East Ridge at Phelps

The UK Wildcats have lost 2 games in a row after losing to #2 Kansas 79-73 at Rupp Arena on Saturday.   The Cats are now 17-4 overall and will return to SEC play to take on the Georgia Bulldogs Tuesday night at home in Rupp Arena.  Georgia is 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the SEC.   Tipoff Tuesday is set for 9:00pm and we'll bring you the game live here on the Bulldog.

We'll also have the Coach Cal Show tonight with Tom Leach at 6pm on the BUlldog.