SPORTS

JANUARY 15, 2021

MURRAY HIGH GIRLS ADVANCE TO ALL-A REGIONAL FINAL
Murray High will play in the Region 1 All-A Classic championship game tomorrow night after defeating 3-1 Hickman County 43-38 last night in Mayfield. The Lady Tigers trailed 17-15 at the half, but used a 14-8 third quarter to take the lead in the second half and improve to 3-1 on the season. Angela Gierhart scored 18 of her game high 23 points in the second half, while Alyssa Daughrity added 10 points. Murray will face 3-1 Mayfield in the title game after their semifinal game with Carlisle County was canceled due to COVID-19 issues. The Murray High boys will face Hickman County tonight at 5:30 in the boys semifinals, with airtime set for 5 pm on WNBS AM and FM, and the ZENO Radio App. Tonight on 104.5 WBZB and the Zeno Radio App, it’s a monster Fourth District girls/boys doubleheader as Calloway Calloway County hosts Marshall County at Jeffrey Gymnasium. Airtime is set for 5:45.

THURSDAY’S GIRLS SCORES
Graves County 66, CCA 11
Christian Fellowship 51, St. Mary 32

THURSDAY’S BOYS SCORES
Graves County 78, CCA 59
Livingston Central 63, Ballard Memorial 57

COLD SHOOTING DOOMS RACER WOMEN
Tesia Thompson scored 28 points and LaTrese Sain set a school record with 9 blocked shots as Southeast Missouri pulled away in the second half for a 69-53 win over Murray State in women’s basketball at the Show Me Center. The cold shooting Racers made just 25% from three point range and 28% from the field, but made 10 of 10 at the charity stripe. Katelyn Young led Murray State with 17 points and eight rebounds while Macey Turley followed with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists. The Racers will play the second of three road games in the span of five days when they battle UT Martin tomorrow at 1.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS
UT Martin 69, Austin Peay 53
EKU 79, SIUE 63
Jacksonville State 70, Tennessee State 41
Eastern Illinois 65, Morehead State 50
(2) Louisville 89, Boston College 70
Georgia 67, (23) Tennessee 66

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RESULTS
Jacksonville State 65, Tennessee State 64
Belmont 88, Tennessee Tech 67
Morehead State 87, Eastern Illinois 61
(1) Gonzaga 95, Pepperdine 70

RACER MEN TO FACE UT MARTIN ON SATURDAY
Tomorrow, the Murray State men look to halt a four game skid when they face UT Martin in search of their first road win of the season. Racer head coach Matt McMahon says the Skyhawks look a lot different this season with a retolled roster. Airtime is set for 3:30 tomorrow afternoon on FROGGY 103.7.

CATS AT AUBURN ON SATURDAY
The UK basketball team will return to the court tomorrow afternoon. The Wildcats will face the Auburn Tigers on the Plains. The ‘Cats were thumped by Alabama 85-65 on Tuesday and are just 4-and-7 overall this season. The game is set for 1 central.

PREDS WIN OPENER
Filip Forsberg, Luke Kunin and Calle Jarnkrok scored for the Predators in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets to open the NHL season. Juuse Saros logged 29 saves for Nashville. The two teams will tangle again tomorrow at Bridgestone Arena to wrap up the two-game series.

GRIZZLIES LOOKING FOR FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN
The Grizzlies will be seeking their fourth straight win tonight when they face the Timberwolves at Minnesota. Memphis won 118-107 on Wednesday in Minneapolis for its third straight triumph. The Grizzlies are 5-and-6. They will return home tomorrow to face the Sixers.

BLUES FORWARD SUSPENDED
Blues forward Sammy Blais is being suspended for two games for an illegal check to the head of Colorado defenseman Devon Toews. The check happened during Wednesday’s 4-1 victory over the Avalanche in the season opener. The suspension will cost Blais nearly 26-thousand-dollars in salary. St. Louis and Colorado face off again tonight in Colorado.

LADY VOLS UNVEIL NEW UNIFORMS
The Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team is unveiling uniforms inspired by legendary coach Pat Summitt. The jersey posted on Twitter yesterday features a purple Nike swoosh, purple details around the neck and the name “Summitt” on the back. The shorts include the phrase “We Back Pat” and the name “Pat” around the waistband with another purple swoosh. Summit battled Alzheimer’s and the pops of purple represent Alzheimer’s Awareness.

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
Robert Saleh is the new head coach of the New York Jets. Gang Green announced that they’ve reached an agreement with the 49ers defensive coordinator to take over. Saleh replaces Adam Gase, who was fired by the Jets after just two seasons at the helm.

Urban Meyer is ready to try his luck at the NFL level. He’s been named the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars. Meyer won two college national championships at Florida and a third at Ohio State. He retired as coach at Ohio State at the end of 2018.

Jared Goff will be under center when the Rams play the Packers in the NFC Divisional Round tomorrow at Lambeau Field. Head coach Sean McVay says John Wolford has been ruled out with a neck injury. Veteran Blake Bortles will serve as the backup.

The Steelers are making several changes to their coaching staff. They are not renewing the contracts of offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett or defensive backs coach Tom Bradley. Tight ends coach James Daniel is also retiring.

The Lions have zeroed in on their next general manager. ESPN reports they will make Brad Holmes the second Black GM in team history. He’s spent his entire career with the Rams, most recently as their director of college scouting. Holmes replaces Bob Quinn.

THURSDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NBA
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Philadelphia 76ers 125, Miami Heat 108
Toronto Raptors 111, Charlotte Hornets 108 (at Tampa, FL)
Houston Rockets 109, San Antonio Spurs 105
Denver Nuggets 114, Golden State Warriors 104
Indiana Pacers 111, Portland Trail Blazers 87

NHL
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Washington Capitals 6, Buffalo Sabres 4
Boston Bruins 3, New Jersey Devils 2 (SO)
New York Islanders 4, New York Rangers 0
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Detroit Red Wings 0
Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1
Winnipeg Jets 4, Calgary Flames 3 (OT)
Edmonton Oilers 5, Vancouver Canucks 2
San Jose Sharks 4, Arizona Coyotes 3 (SO)
Vegas Golden Knights 5, Anaheim Ducks 2
Minnesota Wild 4, Los Angeles Kings 3 (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
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#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs 95, Pepperdine Waves 70

PGA
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Sony Open In Hawaii (at Honolulu, HI)

T1. Jason Kokrak (-8)
T1. Joaquin Niemann (-8)
T1. Peter Malnati (-8)
T4. Six others tied (-6)

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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7:30 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics
7:30 p.m. – New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers
7:30 p.m. – Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – Memphis Grizzlies at Minnesota Timberwolves
8:00 p.m. – Chicago Bulls at Oklahoma City Thunder
9:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at Utah Jazz
10:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers
10:00 p.m. – LA Clippers at Sacramento Kings

NHL
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7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Buffalo Sabres
7:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers
7:00 p.m. – Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning
7:00 p.m. – Toronto Maple Leafs at Ottawa Senators
9:00 p.m. – St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche

Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
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7:00 p.m. – #9 Wisconsin Badgers at Rutgers Scarlet Knights

PGA
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Sony Open In Hawaii (at Honolulu, HI)