The agony of defeat

The faces tell the story. The Floyd County Lady Buffaloes fell to Radford 58-54 in the Three Rivers District final Friday night at Christiansburg High School.

Radford came out swinging, scoring first and taking the lead before the Lady Buffs fought back and lead by 9 points at the half and, at one point in the second half, led by 12 points.

But, with the game tied at 54 apiece and less than a minute left on the clock, Radford scored and then Floyd County fouled, allowing the Lady Bobcats to rack up a four-point lead with just four seconds to go.

The loss, however, does not eliminate the team from the playoffs. They hed into the regionals Tuesday as the team to beat and open the regional tournament at Floyd against a team to be determined over the weekend.

Let’s remember that the Lady Buffs lost out in the first round of the district tourney last year and went on to win the state championship.

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3 Responses

  1. Perhaps this loss is a good thing, if there is such a thing as a good loss. Last year’s loss was an eye-opening occurence which likely focused the girls for the rest of the ride to and through the state championship game. Likewise this year, let’s hope.

    Perhaps this loss will yet again remind the team that they must bring their “A” game to each and every contest, that no one will roll over and play dead for them simply because they are the defending state champs. This team has the talent and the ability to take it all again. Stay focused, play to win each quarter of each game – that’s what we all learned Friday night at Christiansburg.

    Go Lady Buffs!!!!!!!

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