Kentucky Sports Weekly 4/3-4/7

April 3

Women’s Basketball

Kentucky’s Maci Morris will participate in the State Farm 3- point contest at the Target Center in Minneapolis as part of the Final Four. She is the best 3 point shooter in Kentucky women’s basketball history and gets to show off her skill in front of a national audience. You can watch her this Thursday on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET.

 Maci Morris, a native of Bell County left her mark on the Kentucky basketball program. She made 75 3’s in her senior year alone, averages 15.1 points, and was 45.2% from the long range, where she sits first in the SEC and sixth nationally with this statistic. She was 6th in all-time scoring with 1, 692 points and 252 career 3’s. She received several awards this season and she is currently one of five national finalists for the Ann Meyers-Drysdale Award. She was named an All Sec First Team, All SEC Second Team, and SEC Community Service Team. She was also recently named a finalist for WCBA All-America.

Softball

Kentucky looked to close out their 4 road game schedule as they traveled to Richmond to take on Eastern Kentucky Wednesday night. They closed it out with a win over EKU. Kentucky got 11 runs on 14 hits and Katie Reed went 3-of-3 with 4 RBI’s in the game.

Jenny Schaper gets Kentucky on the board with a home run. (Kentucky 1, EKU 0) Kentucky scores two more on a double RBI by Katie Reed. (Kentucky 3, EKU 0). Lauren Johnson scores a RBI to give Kentucky a 4-0 lead. (Kentucky 4, EKU 0). EKU gets on the board with a run. (Kentucky 4, EKU 1). They get two more runs to cut the lead to just one. (Kentucky 4, EKU 3). Home Run by Abbey Cheek to extend the Kentucky lead. (Kentucky 5, EKU 3). RBI single by Katie Reed adds another run for Kentucky. (Kentucky 6, EKU 3).  Kayla Kowalik scores another RBI. (Kentucky 7, EKU 3). EKU gets two runs on three hits. (Kentucky 7, EKU 5).Alex Martens scores Abbey Cheek in off a 13 pitch at bat. Katie Reed gets her 4th RBI of the game scoring Kayla Kowalik. (Kentucky 9, EKU 5).Katie Reed and Alex Martens execute first and third perfectly scoring Martens. (Kentucky 10, EKU 5). Autumn Humes gets a RBI to score in Mallory Peyton. (Kentucky 11, EKU 5)

Final Kentucky 11, EKU 5

Kentucky hosts Ole Miss in a 3 game series starting Friday night at 6 p.m. ET. The game can be seen on SEC Network Plus.

April 4

Women’s Basketball

Kentucky’s Maci Morris participated in the 31st State Farm 3-Point Championship in Minneapolis, MN at the Target Center as part of the 2019 Final Four. She went up against Presley Hudson from Central Michigan. Maci made 17 to put her in third place in the 1st round. She advances to the Semifinals and takes on Darby Maggard of Belmont. She made 15 3 pointer to give her a total of 32 for both rounds, finishing third in the Semifinals.

April 5

Gymnastics

Beam

  • Warren-9.775
  • Angency-9.800
  • Korth-9.850
  • Stuart-9.775
  • Dukes-9.850
  • Hyland-9.900
  • Total-49.175

Floor

  • Poland-9.750
  • Stuart-9.850
  • Warren-9.825
  • Hyland-9.875
  • Korth-9.900
  • Dukes-9.900
  • Total-49.350

Vault

  • Kwan-9.825
  • Dukes-9.850
  • Davis-9.825
  • Hyland-9.850
  • Stuart-9.325
  • Korth-9.850
  • Total-49.200

Bars

  • Nixon-9.900
  • Stuart-9.825
  • Kwan-9.775
  • Dukes-9.200
  • Hyland-9.875
  • Korth-9.750
  • Total-49.125

196.850

Kentucky moves onto NCAA Regional Final tomorrow

Softball

Kentucky hosted Ole Miss tonight at John Cropp Stadium. They looked to continue their winning streak after taking on in state Eastern Kentucky in their mid-week game. Kentucky wins game 1 of 3 with a season high of 17 hits.

Kentucky got on the board first on a RBI double to left field by Alex Martens. (Kentucky 1, Ole Miss 0). Katie Reed doubles down right field, she scores Abbey Cheek. (Kentucky 2, Ole Miss 0). Jenny Schaper hits a RBI single to left field. (Kentucky 3, Ole Miss 0). Home run by Alex Martens. That ball was crushed! (Kentucky 6, Ole Miss 0).Lauren Johnson scores Cowden from third on an infield single. (Kentucky 7, Ole Miss 0) Jenny Schaper gets her third RBI of the game on a double. (Kentucky 8, Ole Miss 0). Home run by Abbey Cheek, she extends the Kentucky lead. (Kentucky 10, Ole Miss 0). Rebels gets on the board on a solo home run. (Kentucky 10, Ole Miss 1). Ole Miss gets two more with a two out home run. (Kentucky 10, Ole Miss 3) Ole Miss gets another solo home run in the top of the sixth. (Kentucky 10, Ole Miss 4). Kentucky scores a straight single. (Kentucky 11, Ole Miss 4)

Final #22 Kentucky 11, #17 Ole Miss 4

Kentucky looks to clinch the series tomorrow in game 2 at 2 p.m. ET.

Women’s Basketball

Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard was unanimously tabbed National Freshman of the Year by the USWBA today. She was presented with her award today in Amalie Arena prior to the Women’s Final Four. She was also named ESPNW National Freshman of the Year back in March and WBCA National Freshman of the Year earlier this week. Howard is the first player in Kentucky program history to win a national freshman of the year honor and the 6th SEC player to earn the honor from the USWBA. This is added to her many list of honors as the SEC Conference Freshman of the Year, SEC Newcomer of the Year, WCBA All-SEC, and SEC All-Freshman team and second team All SEC.

Rhyne Howard was also named SEC Freshman of the Week eight times, she set the program and league records for most rookie of the week awards. Howard is the first UK freshman under Matthew Mitchell to score 10 points in her first 10 games. She put herself in the elite company this season as she is only second freshman in program history to lead the Wildcats in scoring and rebound, she join UK All-American Valerie Still.

April 6

Softball

Due to weather conditions tomorrow they are having a double header today the first game being at 2 p.m. ET and the second one to follow. Ole Miss takes game 1 of the double header winning 8-4. Kentucky looks to take game 2. Ole Miss scored four in the eighth inning to win both games and clinch the series 2-1 over Kentucky.

Game 1

Ole Miss gets on the board first with back to back doubles having the lead right off the bat. (OM 4, UK 0). Kentucky gets on the board with Jenny Schaper singling up the middle and scoring Bailey Vick. (OM 4, UK 1). Kentucky gets another run by Kayla Kowalik getting a RBI single scoring in Sarah Rainwater. (OM 4, UK 2).Rebels gets four more run with only two out in the inning. (OM 8, UK 2) Kentucky gets a single to right field. (OM 8, UK 3).

Final Ole Miss 8, UK 4

Game 2

Ole Miss gets on the board first to start off game 2 with a triple on a wild pitch. (OM 1, UK 0) Walks force a run here Ole Miss. (OM 2, UK 0) Kentucky gets a run on Spangler’s RBI to put them on the board. (OM 2, UK 1). Tied game as Katie Reed gets a RBI double to left field scoring Kayla Kowalik. Ole Miss takes the lead on a solo home run by Amanda Roth. (OM 3, UK 2). Rebels with a hit by pitch and SAC fly and bases loaded to extend their lead. (OM 5, UK 2). Ole Miss scores another run to take a 6-2 lead into the bottom of the eighth. (OM 6, UK 2).

Final Ole Miss 6, UK 2

Kentucky travels to Highland Heights to take in state foe Northern Kentucky Tuesday night at 5 p.m. ET.

Gymnastics

Bars

  • Stuart-9.850
  • Nixon-9.850
  • Kwan-9.850
  • Dukes-9.750
  • Hyland-9.875
  • Korth-9.875
  • Total- 49.300

Beam

  • Warren-9.700
  • Angency-9.700
  • Korth-9.850
  • Stuart- 9.900
  • Dukes-9.900
  • Hyland-9.925
  • Total- 49.276

Floor

  • Poland-9.875
  • Stuart-9.900
  • Warren-9.900
  • Hyland-9.925
  • Korth- 9.950
  • Dukes-9.925
  • Total-49.600

Vault

  • Kwan-9.850
  • Dukes-9.725
  • Davis-9.825
  • Hyland-9.875
  • Stuart-9.925
  • Korth-9.950
  • Total-49.425

Kentucky’s season come to an end with a 197.600 . They come in 4th place. They competed against Oklahoma, Georgia, and California.

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