After an unusually slow 0-2 start, Floyd County High School’s championship caliber varsity girls’ basketball team is back on track, rolling over opponents and, hopefully, on their way to another appearance at the state finals in Richmond. With the return of high scoring Lindsey Thompson (left), back from knee surgery and already sporting a band-aid from the rough and tumble play that marks FCHS girls’ basketball, and veteran players like Molly Brown (above) and Britney Avancini (below), the Lady Buffs avenged an early season loss against Christiansburg earlier this week by beating the Blue Demons on their home court 58-53.

If you haven’t come out to see the Lady Buffs play, you should. They storm the court with fast, agressive action, wearing down opponents with a opressive pace and a full-court press that is the trademark of coach Alan Cantrell.

They play raw, in-your-face, tough basketball — a style that has sent them to the state finals for the past two years.

They never let up. It’s full-court, full-pressure, full-time basketball.