SPORTS

Local Sports Tuesday January 31, 2017

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 girls high school basketball across the mountains last night:

Perry County Central beat Jenkins 90-56
Breathitt County over Powell County 65-44
Clay County beat Rockcastle County 63-49
Lee County over Owsley County 72-55
Magoffin County got by Betsy Layne 62-43
Rivreside beat Cordia 60-35
and South Floyd knocked off Hazard 53-48

Tonight's girls games include:

Sheldon Clark at Allen Central
Middlesboro at Harlan County
Prestonsburg at Johnson Central
Breathitt County at Knott County Central
Lawrence County at Pike County Central
Magoffin County at Pikeville
and North Laurel at Somerset

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars game at Central HS in Wise County, VA last night was cancelled due to the weather.  The LCC girls will next play Hazard at home Thursday and at Knott County Central in a district game on Saturday afternoon. 

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers will next play at Phelps on Thursday, a doubleheader at Cordia on Friday and at Wolfe County on Saturday.

In boys high school basketball last night across the mountains:

June Buchanan beat Jenkins 68-50 in a 53rd district game
also Barbourville squeezed by Whitley County 51-50
East Ridge over Phelps 59-51
Knox Central beat Pineville 97-72
Magoffin County got by Betsy Layne 70-42
It was Oneida Baptist beating Lee County 100-46
and Pikeville over Allen Central 60-43

Tonight's boys games:

Williamsburg at Corbin
Buckhorn at Estill County
Middlesboro at Harlan County
Wolfe County at Jackson City
Hazard at June Buchanan
Paintsville at Lawrence County
Perry County Central at Leslie County
Bell County at North Laurel
Shelby Valley at Phelps
Knott County Central at Powell County
Breathitt County at South Laurel
Clay County at Wayne County
and Knox Central at Whitley County.

Also tonight, the Letcher County Central Cougar boys will take on Harlan Ind. at home.  JV starts at 6 with varsity at 7:30.  The Cougars will play at June Buchanan on Thursday in a district game and at Perry County Central on Saturday.

The Jenkins Cavalier boys will also play tonight at home against Cordia.  They will play Harlan at home Wednesday, Rose Hill at home on Friday and Owsley County at home on Saturday.

Taylor Murray had her second double-double of the season, but the 25th-ranked Kentucky women’s basketball team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end with a 73-67 loss at Missouri on Monday.  The Kentucky women will play again on Thursday when they host No. 4 South Carolina at Memorial Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game can be seen on the SEC Network.

The UK Wildcats are now ranked at #8 after losing 2 games in a row.  The Cats are 17-4 overall and 7-1 in the SEC.   They will return to SEC play tonight as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs at home in Rupp Arena.  Georgia is 13-8 overall and 4-4 in the SEC.   Tipoff tonight is set for 9:00pm and we'll bring you the game live here on the Bulldog with pre-game starting at 7:30.

Also University of Kentucky Football head coach Mark Stoops officially named assistant coach Matt House defensive coordinator on Monday. He will also continue to serve as the inside linebackers coach for the Cats.