Ashburn, VA (February 11, 2017) – Rock Ridge High School was the venue for two conference quarter-final boy’s basketball matches. On the evening of February 10, the first of the two quarter-finals was between #3 Rock Ridge Phoenix and #6 Park View Patriots. With the atmosphere buzzing of the anticipated match, the gym was quickly filling up with supporters for both teams.
Viva Loudoun Photographer, Al Shipman, was there to capture the action and posted this gallery with 139 photos from the game.
From the tip-off, both teams came to the match with an awareness and intensity of a conference game. Pressure defense was apparent for both teams from the start. Rock Ridge Phoenix took control of the game with great defensive plays from Seniors Robert Byas-Smith (#23, G) and Terrell Eldridge (#1, G). Rock Ridge offensively was a handful for the Patriots, with high scores from Seniors Zach Howard (#4, F), Blake Blalock (#3, G) and Anthony Parkman (#2, F).
Final score: Rock Ridge 76 – Park View 26.
The win advances the Phoenix to the Semi-Finals within the Conference Championship.
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