Nike Hoop Summit: Terrance Ferguson had seven three-pointers for his 21 points and the U.S. national junior select team defeated the under-19 world team at the annual Nike Hoop Summit 101-67 in Portland, Ore. The 34-point margin of victory was the largest in the 19-year history of the event.
Ferguson, who is from Dallas and is uncommitted, had six of his threes in a span of four minutes in the first half — scoring 18 straight points — and the United States built a 44-22 lead at the break. “I had a hot hand and the players couldn’t beat me so, I just kept shooting,” Ferguson said.
The United States was dominant from the start, jumping out to an early 16-0 lead, capitalized by a flashy breakaway dunk from De’Aaron Fox five minutes into the first quarter. Fox, from Katy, Texas and a Kentucky signee, finished with nine points and five assists. Fellow future Wildcat Wenyen Gabriel had two points and four rebounds.
Softball: With two outs in the top of the seventh inning and the bases loaded in a scoreless game, Sylver Samuel laced a single into center to knock in the game-winning run in No. 15 Kentucky’s 1-0 defeat of No. 8 LSU in Baton Rouge, La.
Kelsey Nunley threw a complete-game shutout, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out six batters.
Kentucky improved to 32-8 overall and stayed a game and a half out of first place in the Southeastern Conference with a 9-4 record.
Minor league baseball
Legends 11, BlueClaws 3: Ben Johnson had three hits, including a double and a triple, and four RBI in Lexington’s defeat of Lakewood at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. Samir Duenez also had three hits and D.J. Burt knocked in two runs.
Former Lafayette and Western Kentucky standout Anderson Miller was 0-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored for the Legends.
BlueClaws pitchers walked eight batters in the game, with six of those scoring runs. Lakewood has walked 21 hitters in the first three games of the series.