The William Byrd girls saw their basketball season come to an end last week in the opening round of the Region 3D tournament. The Terriers hosted Staunton River on Friday night and dropped a 38-35 decision to the visiting Eagles.
Staunton River has been a thorn in the side to the Byrd girls. Friday was the fourth meeting between the two and Eagles won all four, including the last two times by three points each. In last week’s region game Sophia Chrisley led Byrd with 14 points, followed by Logan Andrews with eight, Alexis Helton with six and Samantha Martin with five points.
With the loss Byrd’s season ends with an overall record of 4-20. They graduate seniors Chrisley, Helton and Taylor Davis but the Byrd jayvees were 20-3 so coach Randy Bush figures help is on the way.
“Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, ‘It’s not about the destination but about the journey,’ and as a coach I have always related that to our teams,” said Bush. “While looking at our record one might think it was a disaster of a season, but it really wasn’t. We had no girls quit or give up. The girls competed and stayed the course on this journey. The win against Franklin County showed them that they did belong at this level and the seniors gave their all, even when they were injured or banged up.
“The group coming up, along with the ones coming back next year, will make up a team that over the next few years will have an outstanding journey as well and I am looking forward to being a part of that journey.”