Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2017) – The Potomac Falls Panthers finished the regular season on a ten-game winning streak and that streak included two wins over their championship opponent, the Stone Bridge Bulldogs.
But the Panthers had barely won their semi-final matchup against Tuscarora, and the Bulldogs had upset higher-seeded Broad Run so perhaps the momentum was on the Stone Bridge side.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
Maybe the Panthers learned from their close call in the previous game because they came out firing. Their defensive pressure was suffocating, and the Bulldogs were never able to amount much of a threat despite their best efforts.
By halftime, Potomac Falls led by seventeen and never looked back. Both teams advanced to the 5A North regional tournament.
Final score: Potomac Falls 68 – Stone Bridge 48.