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Today's Sports

  • Tigers top Rio Grande

    Campbellsville University’s Tigers raced out to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in posting an 88-72 home triumph over the University of Rio Grande on Saturday.

    The Tigers (15-5, 3-1 and now rated No. 9 in the NAIA poll) held a 25-point half-time cushion before the Red Storm won the second 20 minutes by a 44-35 count.

    Nestor Colmenares paced CU with 19 points and 10 rebounds while T.J. Bishop added 17 points, Caleb Harris 14 and JaVaughn Espritt 10.

  • Cards inch closer to No. 2...

    Taylor County broke away from a 21-21 deadlock with 14 consecutive baskets en route to a 43-30 home district triumph over Adair County on Tuesday night.

    The Cardinals led 13-6 early in the second quarter after a pair of Tyler Moss three-pointers, but Adair County used a 12-4 run to lead 18-17 just before Matt McDonald’s free-throw jumper at the half-time buzzer put TCHS back up 19-18.

  • CHS claims Fifth Region All...

    The Eagles (16-2) trailed 20-18 with 5:50 left in the first half, but reeled off 17 of the next 25 points to lead by 10 (35-25) at the intermission.

    Matthew Davis tallied eight points during the run, and in the fourth frame Bryton Taylor had a spurt of eight points in less than two minutes as the CHS lead grew to 29 at one time.

    Taylor finished with 27 points while Davis had 12 (plus six assists), Aaron Schwoebel 11 and Thomas Downs nine points and 11 rebounds.

  • Lady Tigers romp 80-60

    In a match-up of teams unbeaten in Mid-South Conference play, the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers had little trouble in disposing of visiting University of Rio Grande 80-60 on Saturday.

    The Lady Tigers (19-1, 4-0) rode the 14 first-half points of Wendi Messer to a 37-20 intermission cushion.

    Messer (17), Whitney Ballinger (16), Mackenzie Lee (11) and Megan Isaacs (10) all reached double digits for coach Ginger Colvin’s club.

    The ninth-rated Lady Tigers visit the University of the Cumberlands on Thursday with the top spot in the MSC on the line.

  • Ballinger brilliant in Lady...

    Whitney Ballinger did everything but sell popcorn at Tuesday night’s Campbellsville University Lady Tiger at Lindsey Wilson basketball game.

    However, the junior from Car roll County did have 33 points, 22 rebounds, five blocked shots, four assists and three steals in 36 minutes of action as coach Ginger Colvin’s club won 83-67 to go to 18-1 on the season and 3-0 in the Mid-South Conference.

    Mackenzie Lee (11) and Courtney Danis (10) also reached double digits in scoring for Campbellsville.

  • Harris, Bishop spark Tigers past...

    Campbellsville University trailed by eight (33-28) before scoring 29 of the final 34 points to down Lindsey Wilson College 57-38 on Thursday night in Columbia.

    Coach Keith Adkins’ Tigers, who improved to 14-5 overall and 2-1 vs. Mid-South Conference foes, were led by reserve Caleb Harris’ 18 points, including four three-pointers, while T.J. Bishop and Nestor Colmenares added 10 points apiece.

    Bishop had several key baskets down the stretch while Colmenares also collected nine rebounds, seven off the defensive boards.

  • Eagles blast Bardstown in Fifth...

    Campbellsville downed Bardstown 73-56 in boys’ action while Bardstown upended CHS’ Lady Eagles 56-28 in Touchstone Energy Fifth Region All “A” Classic semifinal action on Tuesday at Campbellsville High.

    The Eagles rode the first-half play of juniors Matthew Davis and Jordan Percell to produce leads of 14-4, 22-9 and 41-25 (at the intermission).

    Davis scored 15 of his game-high 22 points in the first half while Percell tallied 10 of his 14 in the first two quarters. (Percell also had eight boards.)

  • TC, Marion divide hoop...

    Taylor County High School’s boys’ team posted its first district win of the season as the Cardinals conquered Marion County 67-56 on the road Friday night.

    However, the Lady Cardinals fell 75-35 to Marion County, the state’s top-rated girls’ squad, in the first game.

    The Cardinal boys (10-9) fell behind 7-0 and could manage only 18 first-half points.

    But coach Troy Young’s troops put up 49 points (24 in the third quarter and 25 in the fourth) to win by double digits.

  • Eagles soar away from 15-15 tie...

    Campbellsville broke loose from a 15-15 deadlock in the second quarter with an 11-2 run and sewed up the No. 1 seed in the 20th District Tourney with a 62-40 home victory over Taylor County on Sunday.

    Bryton Taylor led four Eagles in double figures with 18 points while Aaron Schwoebel and Thomas Downs had 11 apiece and Jordan Percell 10. Schwoebel also had 11 boards. Lloyd Stotts scored 17 for the Cardinals.

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    Taylor County rebounded to upend Hart County 65-47 behind Tyler Moss’ 15 points and seven assists.

  • CU can't survive cold...

    Campbellsville University went cold down the second-half stretch and fell 64-51 at Georgetown College on Saturday.

    CU led 23-19 with four minutes to go in the first half and the visiting Tigers took the lead at 35-34 and 37-36 after intermission, but that’s when things started to unravel.

    “For 32 minutes we carried out our game plan pretty good,” CU coach Keith Adkins said, “but then their pressure got to us and we turned it over or took a rushed shot. The good thing is you won’t find very many teams that play defense like Georgetown.”