SPORTS

Thursday January 9, 2014

The WYMT Mountain Classic Basketball Tournament continued Wednesday night at the Morton Combs Athletic Complex in Hindman.

In the girls game of the evening the mountains overall #1 team, Bell County beat Leslie County 67-43.

Bell County will now play Magoffin County for the girls championship at 6:45pm Friday.

In the two boys games at the WYMT Mountain Classic last night,  Knott County Central blasted Middlesboro 71-25 and Hazard edged Jackson City 69-63.

The boy semi-finals are now set for tonight.

At 6:30pm Perry County Central plays Lawrence County and at 8:30pm Hazard takes on Knott County Central.

The championship game for the boys will be Saturday night.  

The WYMT tournament continues each night through Saturday at Knott County Central.

Also in boys action last night:

Prestonsburg beat Pike County Central 64-57 and Breathitt County 71 over Owsley County 37.

The Letcher County Central Cougars will next play Friday night at home in a cross county district matchup against the Jenkins Cavaliers.  We'll bring you that game live on the Bulldog.  Pre-game at 7:00pm with varsity tipoff at 7:30pm.

We'll also bring you the Cougars game against Prestonsburg at home Saturday night.  Once again pre-game at 7 with tipoff at 7:30.

In girls action last night the Lady Cougars of Letcher County Central improve to 7-5 as they got a district win over June Buchanan 63-30.

The Lady Cougars are right back at it tonight with a road game at Harlan City School.  Tipoff is 7:30 for the varsity.

The 8-4 Jenkins Lady Cavaliers will next play Jackson City at home this Friday at 6:00pm.  They also play Wolfe County at home Saturday afternoon at 2:00pm and will compete in the 14th Region All A next week.

The UK Wildcats overcame a 12-2 defecit to begin the game, to knock off Mississippi State by 22, 85-63, in the first SEC game of the season last night at Rupp Arena.   

James Young led the Cats with a double double of 26 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cats will next be in Nashville to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores this Saturday.   Gametime is 3:30 with countdown to tipoff beginning at 2:00pm here on your big blue station, 103.9 The Bulldog.