Girls basketball team opens with win over Glenvar

By Sports editor Brian Hoffman

The William Byrd girls basketball team opened the season with a 49-42 win over Glenvar last Friday night in a “fanless” gym in Vinton. It was the first game of the delayed season for both teams.

“I thought it was a well played game on both sides,” said Byrd coach Brad Greenway. “Congrats to both teams on getting ready in such a short amount of time to play a competitive game.”

Glenvar came out hot with point guard Olivia Harris, a University of Lynchburg signee who is going to be a 1000 point scorer.

“I thought she presented a lot of challenges to us throughout the game, but our girls competed start to finish and never let them punch us without us having an answer,” said Greenway. “Sophia(Chrisley) played an extremely efficient and good game running the point for us and finishing with 24 points .  She wasn’t forcing anything and really just let the game come to her.  She scored here 16th and 17th points in the 3rd quarter when we took the game over.”

Emilie McCaskill added 13 points.

Byrd’s Emilie McCaskill lines up a shot in last week’s win over Glenvar in Vinton. (photo by Jim and Regina DeVinney)

“They were just more aggressive than we were,” said Glenvar coach Jeff Johnson.

The Terriers were scheduled to play Cave Spring on Wednesday, but results were too late for publication. Byrd is back home Friday to host Hidden Valley followed by trips to Northside Monday and Glenvar on Wednesday, January 27. The Terriers are only playing Roanoke County schools during the regular season due to the pandemic.

William Byrd’s Sophia Chrisley (#13) passes to a teammate cutting to the basket in last week’s win over Glenvar. (photo by Jim and Regina Devinney)

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