RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. - The Bowling Green Hornets won the first game in franchise history 118-98 Friday night.
Fans showed up and waved the white towels that were handed out to check out the area's newest attraction.
There is some local flavor on the team as three former WKU Hilltoppers - Jamal Crook, Kahlil McDonald and Teeng Akol all suited up for the Hornets. Russellville's own Tony Key is also on the team along with his brother Otis Key who is coaching the team.
As indicated by the final score, there was a lot of offense in the opening game.
One highlight included an alley-oop from former teammates as Crook lobbed one in the air and McDonald soared up, caught the ball and slammed it through the hoop.
The Hornets are back in action Saturday night against the St. Louis Hawks at 6 p.m. central time.