HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Highland Springs knocked off Varina Thursday night 73-60 in an otherwise unremarkable game, except that it was the 700th career victory for Springers head coach George Lancaster. In his 37th year with the Springers, Lancaster is 700-268 with two state championships and countless memories.
"It's a testimony to Highland Springs as a community, the school, Henrico County, the administration to allow a person to serve so long," Lancaster said after the win. "I've been the recipient of a lot of love, a lot of gestures, and a lot of opportunities. I hope in the final analysis that I will have served the community well."
VCU and Richmond
VCU and Richmond are each coming off impressive home wins on Wednesday and can now devote their full attention to the 75th meeting between the two teams on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rams hold a commanding overall edge in the series which has recently been very competitive. The head coaches are expecting more of the same out of the first meeting between these two this season.
"We're going to have to have [our players] attention because the same game plan that worked for [Fordham] won't work for Richmond," VCU head coach Will Wade said. "We're going to have to play better and have a new game plan."
"It's going to be very emotional and very intense and a great atmosphere," Richmond head coach Chris Mooney said. "It's just a great thing and we're really looking forward to it".
Virginia Union wins
Virginia Union got 31 points from Ray Anderson and another 19 from Danny McElroy to knock off Livingstone 105-91 to improve to 8-9 on the season.