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SPMS hosts MLK challenge

South Point Middle School will hosts the Martin Luther King Challenge on Monday at the high school and middle school gyms.

The 7th and 8th grade boys will play in the high school gym starting at 10 a.m. The girls will play at the middle school.

A boys’ skills and girls’ 3-point goal contest will be held at 12:45 p.m. and a girls’ skills contest and boys’ 3-point goal contest will be held at 3:45 p.m.

Game schedule is: 10 a.m. Chesapeake girls play Gallipolis and the Chesapeake boys play Huntington East; 1 p.m. Fairland boys and girls play Huntington boys and girls; 4 p.m. Ironton boys and girls play South Point boys and girls.

 

Kentucky overcame a nine-point first-half deficit to beat the Volunteers (11-6, 2-2). Trailing 18-9 with 12:16 left in the half, the Wildcats closed with a 25-14 run over the final 11:06 and led by as many as 11 points in the second half.

Kentucky was outrebounded 39-24 by the Vols, who made just 16 of 23 from the free throw line.