The William Byrd girls will be in Rocky Mount Friday evening to open the Blue Ridge District basketball tournament with a 6 pm game. Byrd comes in as the sixth seed while the host Eagles are third.
Although the Terriers struggled during the regular season, hope reigns eternal as the girls got some key players back from injuries down the stretch. Byrd’s 4-18 overall record doesn’t indicate the level of talent on the team and coach Randy Bush is hoping the girls can make some noise in the post-season.
The Terriers finished the regular season Tuesday in Roanoke against William Fleming, the top team in the Blue Ridge District. The Colonels took a 66-20 win to finish their district season at 10-0. Alexis Helton led Byrd with six points, Sophia Chrisley had five and Kaylee Makuch had four.
“We did a decent job in the first quarter,” said Bush. “We boxed out the best we have done all year but their size and quickness wore us down.”
Last Friday at Northside the girls lost to the host Vikings, 49-37. Chrisley and Logan Andrews had 10 points each to lead Byrd while Helton had eight.
“We competed really well but we couldn’t sustain down the stretch,” said Bush.
If the girls can upset Franklin County on Friday they would play at second seeded Lord Botetourt on Monday.