Upson-Lee pushes win streak to 55 against Howard
MACON, Ga. -- The last time the Upson-Lee Knights lost a basketball game was Feb. 17, 2016 in the first round of the playoffs against New Hampstead.
Almost two years later, the Knights are riding a win streak that reached 55 after tonight's 59-27 win over the Howard Huskies.
To put that in perspective, the last time Upson-Lee lost a game, Donald Trump was still campaigning to be president, Harambe the gorilla was still alive in the Cincinnati Zoo, and the 2016 Olympics in Rio had yet to take place.
Simply put, this is a team's that's not used to losing.
The Knights are led on the court by two players who were underclassmen the last time Upson-Lee lost a game, senior Tye Fagan and junior Travon Walker. Both are college-bound players; Fagan to play basketball at Middle Tennessee State University, and Walker to play football at Clemson.
Per MaxPreps, Fagan is averaging 25.8 points per game, he had 32 tonight against Howard. Walker is averaging a double-double with 12.4 ppg and 10.5 rebounds per game. Both players look poised to lead Upson-Lee to a second straight state championship.
The Knights will look to push their winning streak to 56 straight and finish the regular season a perfect 24-0 on Friday when they host the Perry Panthers at Upson-Lee.