RICHMOND _ Camryn Platt-Morris walked off the court for the last time as a Woodbridge High School basketball player excited and worried at the same time.
With 31 seconds left in Wednesday’s Class 6 state girls basketball final at the Siegel Center in Richmond, the Vikings led Cosby 62-43. Woodbridge’s first state title was all but sealed, which is why head coach Tamika Dudley called a timeout to pull Platt-Morris and fellow starter Tae’lor Willard and give two reserves a chance to play. It was also an opportunity to celebrate Aaliyah Pitts’ reaching 1,000 points after the junior converted two free throws.
But as Morris walked to the bench, she kept looking at the scoreboard, wanting the time to read zero so she and her team could finally breathe a sigh of relief. For the final moments, Woodbridge’s most experienced player stood on her feet, yelling and hoping that what looked apparent would indeed result in reality.