South Charleston (6-5) certainly wasn't overmatched athletically Saturday and played well enough defensively to hang around, but willing a ball to go through the net was a tall order all day.
Guards Taliah Cashwell, Lina Villanueva and Alexia Wade combined for just 5-of-30 shooting and 17 points, and the rest of the team had trouble picking up the offensive slack.
SC coach John Testa said his young team is still learning not only how to shoot, but also when to shoot.
"It's selection," Testa said. "There's a difference between a good shot and a bad shot. If you make a bad shot I'm still going to be a little upset, but if you miss a good shot I'll never say a word to you."
Aryuanna Mosley returned after a two-game absence and posted a solid 11 points and 12 rebounds for SC. Alliyah Webb also turned in a good effort, scoring nine points on 3-of-6 shooting and handling the ball for the majority of the game.
"I don't know how many turnovers we had," Testa said. "We weren't strong with the ball. They have really good ball pressure and we just kind of folded. We didn't move without the ball. They didn't do anything we didn't know they were going to do. We prepared for it [Friday] and I thought we'd come out OK. But a team like that, they were ranked No. 1 at one point in the season, and you hold them to 50 points - we just can't score right now. If we start scoring we'll be OK."
Villanueva also scored nine points for the Black Eagles.
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