After winter weather forced a postponement two weeks ago, Knox County will travel to Fayette Monday night for their rescheduled varsity basketball doubleheader. The Fayette girls will bring an 0-2 conference record into the Lewis & Clark matchup. Fayette coach Valerie Foland knows dealing with Knox County’s size will be a challenge.
The Lady Eagles are 1-2 in conference play. Knox County’s offense largely revolves around the play of post player Riley Strange. However, Knox County girls coach James Dent says they’ve developed some solid secondary scoring in recent games.
In the boys game Fayette will look to build on a 1-1 record in Lewis & Clark Conference play. Fayette coach Jon Bishop says getting into an offensive rhythm early at home will be crucial.
The Knox County Eagles received some good news late last week when it was announced Robert Mauck would be returning to the lineup after an ankle injury sidelined him early in the season. The Eagles will also come in with significant momentum after beat South Shelby Saturday in the championship of the North Shelby Tournament. When it comes to the matchup against Fayette, Knox County coach Zach Short says the biggest challenge will be slowing down the Falcons’ efficient offense.
You can hear both games of the Knox County at Fayette doubleheader live Monday night on Superstation KRES and centralmoinfo.com with pregame coverage beginning at 5:50 pm. Colin Schowe will have the play-by-play.