Viking fans begin to sense that a second half comeback is on
Sports Action Images by Chas Sumser, VivaLoudoun Photographer
Winchester, VA (Feb 27, 2016) – When both teams in a playoff game have already qualified for the State tournament–and they’re not in the finals–you wonder what they are playing for. But as the competition has heated up you realize there can be a huge difference between being the third seed from your region as opposed to the fourth. That’s what was at stake when the Loudoun Valley Vikings travelled to Millbrook high school for a date with the Pioneers.
Chas Sumser was there to cover the action and posted a photo gallery including 91 images.
From the outset–and there’s no other way to say this–it looked like this would be a demoralizing blowout for the girls in green. Scoring nearly 50 points in the first half, Millbrook had what seemed like an insurmountable 20-point halftime lead.
But if ever there is a “good loss,” well, maybe this was one. Loudoun Valley didn’t storm back, but they definitely fought back by gradually chipping away at the Pioneers and forcing them to win at the foul line. Intrepid Viking fans were treated to an impressive display of grit and determination as the lead was trimmed to just three points with 1:30 left to play. That’s where the comeback ended, and where the momentum for a great Loudoun Valley performance in the state tournament was established.
Final score: Millbrook 81 -Loudoun Valley 75.
You can see more photo galleries by Chas Sumser at VivaLoudoun.