"If we're disciplined and we do the things we're supposed to do we're effective; when we don't do those things we're not a very good team."
Wood finished with 18 points, including 9 for 9 from the free-throw line, with six rebounds and five assists.
Trevor Smith also had a big game for Riverside (6-4) off the bench, scoring 15 points, including four 3-pointers, two of which came in the third quarter as the Warriors expanded their lead. Tamar Lawson scored seven points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds for the Warriors.
After losing by 22 points each to the Black Eagles and Redskins, the Warriors more than held their own and came a whisker from beating Capital before falling in a close contest to GW on Wednesday.
The Warriors will play at Nitro today and at Parkersburg before a home game with Ripley and a trip to St. Albans. For a team with just one senior in Wood and seemingly enough talent to be competitive with anyone, Carter knows this upcoming stretch is a good chance for his team to gain confidence and momentum.
"We lost by three to Capital after spotting them nine points, we lost to GW after being tied halfway through the fourth quarter, we beat Shady Spring - it's been a little bit of a rough time for us, but we're a young team and the key to our success is confidence," Carter said. "We have the ability, it's just about our confidence."
Logan McKinney was the only player in double figures for Princeton with 13 points.
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