The William Byrd girls will be looking to snap a four game losing streak
when they play host to Staunton River Friday in Vinton. The Terriers will open a
doubleheader with the boys at 5:30 pm.
The losing streak started with a loss to William Fleming last Tuesday, and
a day later the Byrd girls hosted Hidden Valley. This was a special night as first
year Hidden Valley head coach Samantha Webster played for the Terriers and
was an assistant coach at Byrd before taking the Hidden Valley job.
Byrd had beaten the Titans, 49-30, in the first meeting at Hidden Valley
but this time the Titans took a 39-37 win. Logan Andrews led Byrd with 16 points
and Heidi Dixon had nine.
Last Friday in Vinton Blue Ridge District leader Lord Botetourt came to
town and took a 63-21 win. The Terriers were never in the game as LB improved
to 16-2 on the season and remained unbeaten in district games.
On Tuesday the girls played Franklin County in Rocky Mount and
dropped a 34-28 decision. Dixon led the team with 13 points and Kaylee Makuch
“We’re in a tough stretch right now with the last three losses,” said Byrd
coach Randy Bush. “We need to get back to work and get it headed in the right
Byrd will take an 8-11 record into Friday’s game with Staunton River, and
the girls are now 2-6 in the district. Next week they’ll wrap up the regular season
with a game at Northside Tuesday and a trip to Craig County on Thursday,