Sisters To Face Off In Basketball Exhibition; Raising Money For Diabetes Research

John Liddle
October 30, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Whitney Cox and sister Lauren Cox

Credit: Brenda & Dennis Cox

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FLOWER MOUND (1080 KRLD) - A pair of sisters from Flower Mound will hit the basketball floor together tonight in Waco for a cause that's very personal to them.

The Cox sisters - Lauren, who plays for Division I national champion Baylor, and Whitney, who is a freshman for Division II national champion Lubbock Christian, face off in an exhibition in Waco tonight at 7 p.m.  

Not only do they share a last name, they also both play with Type 1 Diabetes.  Lauren has had it for the last 14 years, Whitney just found out last year that she has Type 1.  

"I think (Whitney's) transition was a lot easier, because we did know what it was," said Lauren. "I wouldn't wish anyone to get it, because it sucks, but you've got to live with it."

The sisters haven't played on the court together since the 2015-16 season at Flower Mound high school, when Lauren was a senior and Whitney was a freshman.  They finally get one more chance as Lauren's senior year starts with promise at Baylor University.  The 6-4 senior is considered one of the top players at the power forward position in the country, and a probable first round WNBA draft pick next spring.

"That's going to be really fun," said Lauren. "This is our last chance to play on the same court together.  We're going to have a lot of family at the game."

Lauren raised more than $50,000 for Type 1 Diabetes research last month, and has been an active part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.