A storybook season for the Wolverines came to a halt as they fell in the state quarterfinals this past weekend. Coach Reggie Simon led the team to 21 wins and a top seed at the Class 1 state tourney by virtue of a region title.
In his fourth year at the school, it’s been a complete turnaround from a program that struggled to field a team in his first season.
Mikkel Jaaber was perhaps the team’s most valuable player, and Rome Hudson earned MaxPreps player of the game honors in the team’s regional championship win over Riverheads.
Maury 50, LC Bird 42 (boys)
L.C. Bird played a fine defensive game against Maury, but had a tough offensive night and lost in the Class 5 state quarterfinals.
Seniors Jamon Battle, Mack Burgett
Princess Anne 65, LC Bird 43 (girls)
The Skyhawks qualified for the state tournament for the sixth straight season under coach Chevette Waller, but were unable to overcome perennial power Princess Anne last weekend.
L.C. Bird lost leading scorer and senior Mya Coleman for the season last summer and played the season’s first two months without standout shooter Kameron Brown, but still managed to qualify for state.
With a challenging schedule, the Skyhawks posted a 17-8 record, only losing to top competition, such as Cosby, James River and Highland Springs. However, the Skyhawks had big wins against Monacan, Surry and James River.