Carroll County girls motivated, ready for VHSL State tourney

HILLSVILLE, Va. – Carroll County has been a force to be reckoned with the past few years, whether it was in Class 4 or now in Class 3, and this season is no exception.

The Lady Cavs have a roster full of sophomores and juniors that are battle tested, having played a tough schedule this season. With that, they’ve managed to only lose one game en route to district and region titles. But their motivation comes from a state semifinal loss last season.

“I think just having that experience of having that loss, we’ve been able to come back as a team and grow more as a team, and learn from our mistakes from that game,” said junior guard Ashton Richardson.

“We want to play fast, and I know we’re going to play Fort Defiance and they probably play faster than anyone in the state,” said Carroll County head coach Marc Motley. “But we’ve had the ability to play fast without turning the ball over. So I hope that plays into our hands Friday night.”

Carroll County hosts Fort Defiance in the VHSL Class 3 State Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. on Friday night.

About the Authors:

Eric is no stranger to the Roanoke Valley. He is a Roanoke native and proud graduate of William Fleming High School.

Brooke Leonard is the newest addition to the 10 Sports team, joining in June 2019.