Dye, who played four years under Zimmerman at A-B, said the Battlers' rebounding made the difference. "They just killed us on the boards, just like they did the previous three games," he said. "The first game, at their place, they dominated 40-24, and this game it was 43-28."
Dye credited his team for being competitive, but said its lack of experience showed.
"We don't have any seniors. We didn't have any guys who have played in big games like this," he said.
"I can't wait to have a senior to lead us in the right direction. [Next year] we'll have everyone coming back. Our guys have really bought into the system, they've listened, and I think we can make a run at [the conference championship] next year. I think the future is very bright."
Junior forward Lamar Mallory's 18 points led the Pioneers, followed by Jamel Morris and Kevin Gray with 12 each and J.J. Vasquez with 11. Glenville, the tournament's 11th seed, finished the season 13-16.
Alderson-Broaddus will take on second-seeded Fairmont State in the semifinals at 6:30 tonight.
Reach John McCoy at 304-348-1231 or johnmc...@wvgazette.com.