Win away from milestone

Lee Central boys coach Knox goes for win No. 500 against Central

By DENNIS BRUNSON
dennis@theitem.com
Posted 1/30/18

Laverne Knox, the only varsity boys basketball head coach Lee Central High has ever had, will be going for a milestone victory today at the LCHS gymnasium in Bishopville.

Knox will be going after career victory No. 500 today when the Stallions …

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Win away from milestone

Lee Central boys coach Knox goes for win No. 500 against Central

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Laverne Knox, the only varsity boys basketball head coach Lee Central High has ever had, will be going for a milestone victory today at the LCHS gymnasium in Bishopville.

Knox will be going after career victory No. 500 today when the Stallions play host to Central. The game will be the third of three between the schools with the junior varsity boys beginning at 5 p.m. followed by the varsity girls.

Knox has been the head coach at Lee Central for each of its 18 years of existence. Before that, he was the head coach at Mount Pleasant High in Elliott, which merged with Bishopville High to from Lee Central.

Knox led the Stallions to four consecutive 2A state title games beginning in the 2003-04 season. Lee Central lost the first two years before winning two straight.

In other games today, the Crestwood High School girls can clinch at least a share of an eighth straight region title today with a home victory over Hartsville. The Lady Knights are 5-0 in Region VI-4A while Hartsville is 4-1 with the loss coming to CHS.

The Sumter High School teams will be taking on South Florence, the girls playing in Sumter and the boys in Florence.

The Gamecocks will be trying to maintain at least a tie for first place in Region VI-5A with Conway. The Lady Gamecocks are tied for second with Conway with a second-place finish bringing a home game in the first round of the state playoffs.

The two Manning teams will travel to Charleston to face Bishop England with first place in Region VII-3A on the line. The boys teams from the two schools are tied for first with 4-1 region marks, while the BE girls are 5-0 and the Lady Monarchs are 4-1. The MHS loss came to Bishop England.

The Wilson Hall girls will be playing to hold on to a share of the lead in SCISA Region II-3A in a road game against Orangeburg Prep. Laurence Manning Academy will play host to Florence Christian School, which shares the lead with the Lady Barons.

The LMA boys will try to stay undefeated in region play.