The William Byrd girls’ basketball team will look to get back on the winning side of the
ledger when they host E.C. Glass High School tonight in Vinton. Byrd is 2-2 after the first four
The Terriers opened the season last week with a 60-55 win at Cave Spring. Samantha
Martin led the team with 16 points and sister Mia had 13 to lead the Terriers. Kaylee Makuch
was a third Terrier in double figures with 11 and Jada Johnson had nine points.
Last Thursday the girls played E.C. Glass in Lynchburg and dropped a 59-33 decision to
the Hilltoppers, with Sam Martin leading the team with eight points. However, a night later at
home the girls bounced back with a 53-13 win at home over Glenvar. Mia Martin and Logan Andrews had a dozen points each and Sam Martin had 11.
“Our energy for Cave and Glenvar was awesome,” said Byrd coach Randy Bush as the
Terriers went 2-1 over a span of three days. “We had a bit of a letdown against Glass and that
was totally my fault.”
This week the girls hosted Cave Spring on Tuesday and the Knights turned it around on
them, winning 41-32 in Vinton. Sam Martin had nine points, Mia had seven and Makuch had
“They are playing hard,” said Bush. “It’s up to us coaches to teach them how to compete.
Lots of basketball left.”
The girls continue a busy schedule with a game at Christiansburg Friday. Next
Wednesday, December 13, they play at Hidden Valley and that should be interesting. The Titans
are led by first year head coach Samantha Webster, who played for Byrd and was a Terrier
assistant before taking the job at Hidden Valley.