Weakley named Region 2B Player of the Year; 5 county reps on All-Region squad

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LHS sophomore Emilee Weakley posted a team- and game-high 33 points in the Region 2B championship against Strasburg on Saturday night.

~ PVN staff reports

Luray High School standout Emilee Weakley has earned yet another accolade during the 2019-2020 girls basketball season.

Just over a week after being named the Bull Run District Player of the Year, the standout sophomore was named the Region 2B Player of the Year. Weakley was one of two Bulldogs selected for the first-team All-Region squad, along with junior Brynlee Burrill.

LHS head coach Joe Lucas was also named the Region 2B Coach of the Year.

Page County High School sophomore Leah Hilliard also earned first-team All Region. The Panthers’ season (16-11) ended bitterly at the buzzer at the hands of the Bulldogs last Thursday in the region semifinal, 36-35.

On the boys side, two Page County Panthers earned first-team All-Region honors, seniors Chase Combs and Trevor Williams. The Panthers ended their season at 17-11 last Thursday in a region semifinal loss on the road to East Rockingham.

The LHS girls basketball team (27-1) is the last local team standing and will take on Poquoson in the first round of the 2A state tournament at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, March 6 at PCHS. Admission is $10.

Why isn’t Luray playing at home?

State-qualifying teams are allowed to play close to home, but not on their own court in the first round. The Final Four will be played the following week at VCU’s Seigel Center in Richmond.

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