The William Byrd girls’ basketball team has three games in four days this
week as they look to get on the winning side of the ledger. The Terriers were 8-8
after dropping a game at William Fleming Tuesday.
Byrd was scheduled to host Hidden Valley on Wednesday of this week,
and that was to be a homecoming for Titan coach Samantha Webster. Sam was a
standout player for Byrd and most recently was an assistant coach for the Terriers
before taking the job at Hidden Valley in the off-season.
The Terriers won two games last week, both against Blue Ridge District
foes. On Wednesday at home they downed Northside, 47-33, as Logan Andrews
scored a dozen points and Sam Martin had 10.
“The girls played well and did what was needed to counter Northside’s
quickness,” said Byrd coach Randy Bush. “I’m very proud of how we competed,
and I thought Coach (Kat) Stanley’s offensive game plan was spot on.”
On Saturday the girls played host to Franklin County in a thriller. The
game was tight from start to finish before the Terriers pulled out a 36-34 win.
Martin had a dozen to lead Byrd and Andrews had seven points.
“We got down at the end of first half but came out of the locker room and
competed to get back into the game,” said Bush. “I was very proud how the girls
did not panic at the end of first half, and throughout the second half when
Franklin County made some runs. Very complete win all across the board.”
On Tuesday of this week Byrd fell to 2-4 in the district with a 66-29 loss
to a talented Fleming team.
“We started off very strong in the first half and competed with them at all
levels,” said Bush. “When Fleming started pulling away in the second half the
girls stayed in competition mode. That was an improvement over the last time we
played them when I felt the girls were overwhelmed. Much improved.”
Next Tuesday, January 30, the girls will return the trip to Franklin County.