Leesburg, VA (February 17, 2017) – They say it’s hard to beat a team three times in one season. That was the task for top-seeded Tuscarora Huskies as they hosted the Briar Woods Falcons for the Conference 14 tournament championship.
The Huskies won a close one in January and then easily dispatched the Falcons two weeks ago. But Briar Woods earned their ranking and their spot in this game, so it surely wasn’t going to be another romp for the home team.
Chas Sumser, Viva Loudoun photographer, was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
While Tuscarora controlled the game from start to finish, it wasn’t until the fourth quarter that their lead felt comfortable. Through three quarters, with conference player of the year Kennedy Middleton leading the way, the Huskies cruised along with a solid six to eight point.
Briar Woods never had the lead, but stayed in the game through sheer intensity and will. Both teams advance to the 5A North regional tournament.
Final score: Tuscarora 53 – Briar Woods 38.