Aldie, VA (February 3, 2017) – What could be better? In the final matchup of the season, in front of a packed crowd, rivals Freedom and John Champe had the title at stake. The Eagles sported a better overall record, but there was no separation in conference standings--and the Knights had home court advantage.
Chas Sumser Photography was there to capture the action and emotion and posted a gallery of images from the game.
From the outset, Champe took full advantage. Led by Dom Fragala, they vaulted to a surprising first quarter lead of 23-6. Freedom chipped away at the margin, but never held the lead until surging midway through the fourth quarter. The Knights had a chance to extend the game into overtime, but could not sink a tying basket late.
Final score: Freedom 67 - John Champe 63.