"[Our players] have been there and done that. They've been in some big games. Brittany was really good in the first half attacking the rim, but her teammates moved the ball around real well to get her in position. Just a team effort.''
Skeen said it's difficult to tell what direction Sissonville is heading with all of the games postponed because of snow and the water crisis last month.
"January's been crazy,'' said the Indians coach. "It's just hard when you go a week and miss a practice or two and then you play and go a whole week again with the same thing. I don't know if we're building momentum and I don't know if we're playing our best. I like them and I like the way they play. They're fun to coach.''
Hoover's King turned in 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including a 3-of-4 effort on 3s, with 10 rebounds and two blocks.
"We had a little bit of a hard time with [Sissonville's] man defense,'' said Hoover coach Greg Ullman, whose Huskies hadn't lost since Dec. 14. "I think we were a step slower than we normally are.
"I didn't see the energy in us that I see most of the other games. I thought where it showed more than anything was on the rebounding. We were very flatfooted at times. That cost us on fast breaks and they were getting three or four shots. The girls kept fighting.''
It's been quite a week for the Huskies, who picked up a win over Tolsia at home on Tuesday, went to Tolsia and won Wednesday and earned a victory at Sherman on Thursday.
"We still gave a good effort,'' said Ullman of Friday's matchup. "I'm not disappointed in the girls at all. The two losses are to two state-ranked teams. I'm happy with where we're at.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.