University Heights logoHOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (1/12/20) — Host University Heights pulled away to defeat rival Hopkinsville 71-66 in overtime in an 8th District boys' basketball game on Friday night.

With the win, University Heights improved to 7-8 overall and 3-0 in the 8th District.

Hopkinsville dropped to 7-9 overall and 1-2 in the district with the loss.

The two teams battled back and forth throughout the district matchup. University Heights led 30-26 at halftime.

DJ Quarles led University Heights with a game-high 22 points. Finishing directly behind Quarles in scoring for the Blazers, Amani McGee posted 21 points. University Heights featured three scorers in double figures as KJ Crump contributed 12 points.

Authur McKnight paced Hopkinsville with a team-high points. Hopkinsville featured three scorers in double figures as well. Don Victory chipped in 17 points for the Blazers while Reece Jesse added 12 points.



Steve LeMaster

SurfKY News Sports

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