Local Sports Thursday February 23, 2017

After last night's boys & girls 53rd disrict basketball tournament doubleheader at Knott County Central, the district championship games are now set for Friday.  

In game one, #1 seed,. the Knott Country Central girls beat June Buchanan 80-24 and in game two, it was the boys #1 seed, Knott County Central over Jenkins 100 to 56.

So this Friday night at 6pm the Letcher County Central Lady Cougars will battle Knott County Central for the girls district championship game followed by the boys championship game Friday night around 8pm between the Letcher County Centrtal Cougar boys and Knott County Central.  Again both games on Friday will be at Knott County Central and can be heard live here on 103.9 The Bulldog with pre-game starting at 5:30.

Also last night in the boys 54th district Buckhorn beat Hazard 58-47.  Buckhorn will play Perry County Central for the boys district title on Friday at PCC at 7pm.

The 55th district boys championship game will also be Friday when Wolfe County takes on Breathitt County at Campton at 7. 

The 56th district tournament boys championship game will be Friday at 7 when Powell County plays at Estill County.

The girls 54th district championship game will be tonight when Leslie County plays at Perry County Central at 7pm.,  also tonight the 55th district girls championship game with Breathitt County at Wolfe County and then the 56th girls tournament championship game will be tonight with Owsley County laying at Estill County. 

.Next week is the 14th Region Tournaments will ber held at Hazard's Memorial Gym for the girls and at the Woods Colisueum in Jackson for the boys. 

The No. 11 Kentucky Wildcats will take on No. 13 Florida in Lexington this Saturday in a big rematch.  Florida beat KY 88-66 on Feb 4th in Gainsville. 

KY and Florida will tip off at 2pm Saturday afternoon with pre-game starting at 12:30.