The Glenvar girls won a quarterfinal round Region 2C playoff game Monday when they beat Floyd County for the first time in 11 years. The Highlanders took a 56-47 win at GHS.
The last time the Glenvar girls beat the Buffalo Gals was in the 2010 post-season, and that was after Floyd had beaten Glenvar by over 50 points during the regular season. Since that time the Buffaloes, who are in the Three Rivers District with Glenvar, beat them every time they played until Monday night.
“We kept our composure and beat their press,” said Glenvar coach Jeff Johnson. “And we moved the ball well.”
Olivia Harris led the Highlanders with 23 points while Ryhan Harris and Savana Luper had 10 each. The game came just a week after the Highlanders lost a game to Northside that Johnson felt the girls gave less than their best effort.
“We came to play this time,” he said. “I think the seniors started to realize ‘this is it.’ You can tell they had a different attitude. They came out early to warm up and they were ready to go.”
The win lifted Glenvar to 5-4 on the season and they were scheduled to play at Giles on Wednesday, but results were too late for publication. Radford and Fort Chiswell played in the other bracket and the championship is at the site of the highest seed on Friday. If Glenvar and Fort Chiswell won Wednesday that game would be at Glenvar, but Radford is higher seeded than the Highlanders.