L.C. Bird Withstands Highland Springs to Win Central Region Title
For a quarter, it seemed like there wouldn’t be much of a game at all in the championship game for the Central Region title, L.C. Bird came out with ferocity and shut the Highland Springs Springers down, leaping to a 24-2 lead after the first.
But Highland Springs wasn’t so quick to lie down, and through the next three quarters fought their way back to a one-point deficit – 66-65 late in the final quarter. But several clutch free throws and a basket from Christian Smith Skyhawk secured L.C. Bird’s victory in what turned out to be a very exiting game.
Tyrek Branch lead the Skyhawks with 24 points, followed by Robert Johnson (19 points) and Christian Smith (10 points). The Springer’s impressive fourth quarter drive was lead by Marcel Crump (who finished with 21 points) and Micah Thomas (19 points).