"You've got to be really prepared. Our team has really picked up team defense. We've played unselfish offensively all year long and we're really looking for the open scorer.''
The Black Eagles downed Spring Valley 67-56 at home Feb. 3.
Senior guard Brittany Gordon, who leads the Mountain State Athletic Conference in scoring at 23.9 points, powers SC and is averaging 30.5 points in her last four games.
Forward Keke Allen (16.9), Alexxis Tunstalle (13.9) and Gel Villanueva (10.6) are also capable scorers. Tunstalle is averaging 23.7 points over her last three games.
"She's given us a little bit of spark and has taken some pressure off Brittany,'' Green said of Tunstalle's play.
Spring Valley sports a lineup of youth and experience with senior guard Megan Perry (13.2) and freshman forward Madison Morrison (12.5).
Winfield pulled a mild upset of Putnam County rival Hurricane in the section semifinals. The Generals, who lost to Huntington 81-52 to open their season, are led by Bethany Jordan (16.8) and Haeley Moore (11.1).
Huntington seems to be getting hot at the right time, too.
The Highlanders dispatched Spring Valley in the section finals, avenging an earlier loss. Forward Kiana Evans is third in the MSAC in scoring at 20.1 points while forward Dominique Gibson (12.9) and guard Kisha Adkins (12.8) are also double-digit scorers.
Tonight's other AAA regionals find North Marion (14-10), the three-time defending state champion and a loser in its section final, traveling to No. 5 Wheeling Park (20-4) and No. 6 Morgantown (18-6) at No. 8 Fairmont Senior (19-5) in the Region 1 co-finals.
In Region 2, Martinsburg (15-7) hosts Robert C. Byrd (15-9) and Hedgesville (17-7) visits No. 1 Bridgeport (23-1). The other half of Region 3 has Parkersburg South (14-10) visiting No. 2 Greenbrier East (22-1).
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.