Local Sports Wednesday March 1, 2017

The girls 14th Region Tournament opening round games continued last night at Memorial Gym in Hazard.

In game one Knott County Central beat Estill County 62-51 and then Perry County Central took care of Wolfe County 57-42.

That sets up the girls 14th Region semifinals on Friday evening.  At 6pm Letcher County Central will take on Leslie County with Knott County Central and Perry County Central playing around 8pm.  We'll bring you the LCC-Leslie County game here on the Bulldog with tipoff at 6pm and the Appalachian Wireless pre-game show starting at 5:30.

The girls 14th Region championship game will be Saturday at 7 with all games being played at Hazard.

In the girls 13th Region Tournament at the Arena in Corbin last night South Laurel beat Knox Central 65-27 and Harlan got by Clay County 47-42.  Friday's semifinals will be Harlan County against North Laurel at 6pm followed by South Laurel taking on Harlan around 8pm.  The girls 13th Region championship game will be Saturday at 7.

The girls 15th Region tournament provided exciting action for the 2nd night in a row as Paintsville squeezed by Shelby Valley 46-45 in overtime plus South Floyd beat Lawrence County 67-49.    Friday's semi-finals will be Pike County Central against Johnson Central and Paintsville taking on South Floyd with the championship game Saturday at 5pm.  All 15th Region games are being played at the Eastern KY Expo Center in Pikeville.

The boys 14th Region Tournament begins tonight at Breathitt County in Jackson.   The Letcher County Central Cougar boys will open the tournament when they face Powell County at 6pm this evening and we'll bring you the game here on the Bulldog with pre-game starting at 5:30.  Game 2 around 8pm tonight will be Perry County Central taking on Breathitt County.  Thursday's 2 games will be Estill County against Buckhorn at 6pm followed by Wolfe County taking on Knott County Central around 8.  The boys semi-finals will be Monday of next week and the championship game on Tuesday all at Breathitt County. 

The boys 13th region tournament begins tonight at the Arena in Corbin with Knox Central taking on North Laurel at 6 followed by Corbin against Harlan.

The boys 15th region tournament begins tonight at the Eastern KY Expo Center in Pikeville with Johnson Central facing Shelby Valley at 6:30 and Lawrence County against Allen Central at 8.

The KY Wildcats came from being down 19 points in the first half on Senior night to beat Vanderbilt at home last night 73-67.    With the win the Cats clinched a share of it's 48th SEC regular season title and improved to 25-5 overall and 15-2 in the SEC.  The Cats will wrap up the regular season on the road at Texas A & M Saturday.  Tipoff is at 12 noon with pre-game at 10:30am here on the Bulldog. 

The Men's SEC Tournament will be March 8th through 12th at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.