"I think we learned a lot from the game 12 days ago,'' said SC coach Gary Greene. "We knew we had to play better defense and attack.
"I just think we played pretty good team defense. We [played] help-side [defense] for the first time consistently. We've got a ton of things to improve upon, but I think the overall approach was much better.''
ShyAnne Dunham also contained SA's top scorer Propst, who was tied for ninth in the MSAC in scoring at 14.8 points per game, holding her to 10 points on 1-of-3 shooting.
"We didn't come up here to win this basketball game,'' said SA coach Scott James succinctly. "Lack of heart was there. I don't know if we're feeling bad, they were just lethargic for some reason. I'm not going to make excuses for that.
"I have no clue as to why they came out and played like this because we've been playing really good, aggressive, hard-nosed basketball. South Charleston outhustled us and outplayed us.''
Sophomore post player Cameron Davis paced the Red Dragons with 12 points and nine rebounds. SA senior guard Kaitlyn Propst tallied nine points and grabbed four caroms and sophomore point guard Torri Wilson had six points, five rebounds and three assists.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.