A.D. Cunningham added 12 points for SC. Hunter Moles grabbed a team-high seven rebounds as the two teams battled to a 36-all draw on the boards. Moles also matched Reese with four steals.
For Winfield, Chris Turner scored 11 points and Bellomy 10. Turner turned in a double-double with 11 rebounds, one off Brock Pence's team-best total of 12. The Generals played minus two regulars - out for "team reasons,'' according to coach Pat McGinnis.
"Their pressure is good,'' McGinnis said of the Black Eagles, "and we had to move Fisher to point guard, and he's not going to be as productive at that spot. We like him as the 2 [guard] because he's coming off more screens and stuff.
"Everybody's doing that [trying to take him out of the game] and it's a credit to him that everybody is all over him, but it doesn't help us much when we don't get him open.''
McGinnis realizes his team's 23 turnovers helped fire up SC's attack and put the Generals into catch-up mode all night.
"You look at the mistakes we made,'' he said, "and it's partly from their pressure and from us not getting in the right place sometimes for the set we were in. Give them credit. They're No. 1, and they're not No. 1 for nothing, you know. It's a good game for us going into tournament time.''
SC needs to win one of its final two MSAC West games - at Nitro Saturday or home against Spring Valley Wednesday - to earn a spot in the title game at the MSAC Night of Champions.
Reach Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickr...@wvgazette.com.