A great season is over, but a great team lasts forever
Sports Action Images by Chas Sumser, VivaLoudoun Photographer
Harrisonburg, VA (Mar 4, 2016) – Undefeated regular season, conference tournament championship, regional champions, all conference, all region… The accolades had been rolling in all season for the Vikings from Loudoun Valley High School. Entering the state quarterfinal as the highest seed from the West, they had every right to be confident against the fourth seed from the East, the Monacan High School Chiefs.
Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a photo gallery including 118 images.
But, that’s why they play the games, and it felt like this one was really lost in the first quarter as the Vikings came out unusually tight and not able to hit shots that were normally automatic. On the flip side, the Chiefs were storming the court, making big plays, flushing two-pointers and swishing three’s.
Through the same determination they have exhibited all season, it took the Vikings the rest of the game to claw almost all the way back, but never quite into the lead. Monacan cooled off a bit, yet they stayed warm enough to stay in front right up until the final seconds. The Vikings had one last chance to tie, but fell just a bit short.
Final score: Monacan 57 -Loudoun Valley 55.
You can see more photo galleries by Chas Sumser at VivaLoudoun.