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Pineville had to rally past Williamsburg while Harlan had little trouble with Lynn Camp. The Mountain Lions and the Green Dragons meet in the regional finals on Tuesday night. Here’s the updated bracket:
JANUARY 15, 2017
Wildcats Earn Title at Universal Cheerleaders Association, Division IA
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky cheerleaders won their 22nd national championship at the Universal Cheerleaders Association competition Sunday in Orlando, Fla.
Akhator Leads Kentucky Past Georgia, 82-61
Akhator Notches 23rd Career Double-Double
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Senior Evelyn Akhator scored 24 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as the Kentucky women’s basketball team topped Georgia 82-61 on Sunday afternoon at Memorial Coliseum.
For Akhator, the senior from Lagos, Nigeria, it was her second consecutive double-double, following her 29-point, 15-rebound performance in an SEC win over Alabama on Thursday night in Tuscaloosa. Sunday’s double-double was Akhator’s 10th this season and 23rd in her two-year Kentucky career.
Pineville, Williamsburg, Harlan and Lynn Camp all won in first round action. The tournament continues this week at Oneida Baptist. Here’s the updated bracket:
Auburn at Kentucky, Rupp Arena, Lexington, Ky.
January 14, 2017
Final Score: No. 6/6 Kentucky 92, Auburn 72
Team Records and Series Notes
HARROGATE, Tenn. – Chris Perry (Bartow, Fla.), Luquon Choice (Laurens, S.C.) and Trevon Shaw (St. Helena Island, S.C.) combined to score 72 points as the 25th-ranked Railsplitters (12-4, 7-3 SAC) rolled to a 101-80 win over the Catawba Indians (10-6, 4-6 SAC) in South Atlantic Conference men’s hoops action on Saturday evening at Tex Turner Arena.
Playing for the third time in six days, Lincoln Memorial started slow and fell into a little bit of a hole early. However, the Railsplitters came to life midway through the first half and never looked back in their eighth straight win over Catawba. Continue reading: LMU Men roll over Catawba 101-80
HARROGATE, Tenn. – It was a battle of two closely matched teams featuring one of the top rebounding teams in the country vs. a pair of the top scorers in the nation. In the end, rebounding carried the day as the No. 6/9 Lady Railsplitters grounded out the 70-66 win over Catawba Saturday afternoon in the Tex Turner Arena.
With the win, LMU improves to 15-0 on the season and 10-0 in the South Atlantic Conference. They are currently ranked ninth in the WBCA/USA Today Coaches’ Poll and sixth in the D2SIDA National Media Poll. They are also ranked first in the D2SIDA Southeast Region Media Poll. Catawba is ranked ninth in the regional poll this week. Continue reading: Lady Railsplitters improve to 15-0 with hard-fought 70-66 win over Catawba
Pineville fell just short in their effort to upend defending All A Regional Champion Harlan, but in the end it was the Lady Dragons that were wearing the crown for the fourth straight year with a 39-36 win.
HARLAN 39 (14-4)
Jordan Brock 16, Mackenzie King 9, Noah Canady 6, Taylor SImpson 5, Brandi Haywood 1, Payeton Charles 2
PINEVILLE 36 (12-3)
Jill Enix 11, Autumn Short 9, Morgan Thompson 6, Sarah Combs 5, Mackenzie Fuson 3, Whitney Caldwell 2, Anna Howard 0
The student-athletes will go through workouts and participate in spring practice.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky welcomes seven new Wildcats who have joined the Wildcat football program, Coach Mark Stoops announced Friday.
Six of the mid-year enrollees are high school standouts who graduated in December – quarterback Danny Clark, linebacker Jamin (pronounced JAY-min) Davis, defensive back Cedrick Dort Jr., running back Bryant Koback, wide receiver Clevan (pronounced CLEE-van) Thomas, and quarterback Walker Wood, while Lonnie Johnson Jr. is a junior college transfer who will have two years of eligibility remaining. They will go through the off-season workouts and participate in spring practice.