Thirty minutes before game time, not a seat to be had
Sports Action Images by Chas Sumser, VivaLoudoun Photographer
Purcellville, VA (Feb 27, 2016) – The setup was pretty awesome. Two Loudoun teams playing for a regional championship, one of them undefeated and the other pretty close to that. The Loudoun Valley Vikings and their Jungle hosted the John Champe Knights and their Chaos squad. The gym was roaring a full thirty minutes before game time and some spectators even had to be turned away because every seat in the house was taken. Expectations were high on both sides of the gym.
Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a photo gallery including 124 images.
As has been their pattern, the Vikings were in high gear from the opening tip. Champe scored first and held an early lead, but then the home team asserted themselves fully. By halftime the lead was twenty, and the Knights, unfortunately, couldn’t do much to narrow that margin despite their best efforts.
Spurred on by the incredible crowd, Loudoun Valley is headed to the state tournament as a top seed, but the Knights will have every intention of seeing green and gold again before this tournament ends.
Final score: Loudoun Valley 95 – John Champe 74.
You can see more photo galleries by Chas Sumser at VivaLoudoun.