Local Sports Wednesday February 1, 2017

In Boys High School basketball across the mountains last night:

The Letcher County Central Cougars won their 3rd game in a row beating Harlan Ind at home 66-61.  Torrell Carter had 38 points to lead the Cougars who next play at June Buchanan tomorrow, Thursday in a district game and then play at Perry County Central Saturday.

Cordia beat Jenkins 70-47 in a 53rd district game.

The Cavalier boys will play Harlan at home Wednesday, Rose Hill at home on Friday and Owsley County at home on Saturday. 

Also in boys action last night:

Estill County over Buckhorn 67-50
Harlan County beat Middlesboro 67-47
It was Hazard over June Buchanan 74-51
Knott County Central got by Powell County 81-65
Paintsville 69 Lawrence County 66
Perry County Central beat Leslie County 69-27
Shelby Valley over Phelps 58-55
and Wolfe County beat Jackson City 80-69

Tonight's boys games will be:

Pike County Central at Belfry
Prestonsburg at Betsy Layne
and Harlan at Jenkins

In girls high school basketball across the mountains last night:

Harlan County over Middlesboro 77-43
Johnson Central beat Prestonsburg 81-45
Knott County Central 62 Breathitt County 43
Pike County Central over Lawrence County 67-44
Pikeville beat Magoffin County 54-38
and Sheldon Clark over Allen Central 73-43

Tonight's girls games include:

Prestonsburg at Betsy Layne
Grundy VA at East Ridge
Wolfe County at Morgan County
Cordia at the Piarist School and
Russell at Paintsville

The Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will next play Hazard at home Thursday and it will be senior night for the LCC girls.  We'll bring you the game live here on the Bulldog with pre-game starting at 7.  They Lady Cougars will then play at Knott County Central in a district game on Saturday afternoon.

The Jenkins Lady Cavaliers will next play at Phelps tomorrow, play a doubleheader at Cordia on Friday and then take on Wolfe County on the road Saturday.

Malik Monk made two 3-pointers and scored eight of his 37 points in overtime to help Kentucky outlast Georgia 90-81 on Tuesday night and end a two-game losing streak.

The 8 Cats were playing without De-Aaron Fox because of illness so Isiah Briscoe stepped up with a double double of 23 points, 11 rebounds along with 8 assists. 

Kentucky is 18-4 overall and 8-1 in the SEC.  They will next visit #24 Florida on Saturday night.  Game time is 8pm with pre-game at 6:30 here on the Bulldog.