Leesburg, VA (February 14, 2017) – Playoff intensity filled the gym as the second and third seeded teams were set to vie for a spot in the Conference 21B boys basketball final.
The Heritage Pride and the Rock Ridge Phoenix had played twice in January. The Pride won both games, but the outcomes were close enough that the Phoenix felt like they had a real chance in this one.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
The Phoenix came out aggressive and scrappy, but by the end of the first half the Pride had established firm control and an eight-point lead at 24-16.
Rock Ridge narrowed the margin to three at one point in the second half, but could never get any closer. Heritage’s all around play, with contributions from every position, means that the Pride moves on the championship game against Loudoun Valley.
Final score: Heritage 47 – Rock Ridge 39.