"I feel like I have to be a good role model for them [Wade and Cashwell]," Webb said. "They look up to me as a captain. But they also make my job easier. We have to do it as a team. They are always playing hard and trying to help the team get a win.''
SC scored the first basket on a Webb layup while Riverside (2-4) struggled to put its first points on the board with four turnovers on its first four possessions. But the Warriors went on an 8-0 run on two baskets from Brittany Wood and a basket each from Kara Knapp and Rachael Mills. At the end of the first quarter, the Warriors led 11-10.
SC started the second quarter on an 11-0 run keyed by six points from Wade, three points from Cashwell and a basket from Laci Jarrell. During that stretch, Wade hit three straight baskets.
"The first shot of the night that I shot was off," Wade said. "Coach [Testa] told me that the ball was in the palm of my hand. I took it in and prepared myself to shoot better. I was able to hit some key shots."
At the half, SC led just 28-20 after Knapp kissed a half-court shot off the glass as the buzzer sounded.
But the Warriors would get no closer than six points in the second half as they struggled to score often, especially in the fourth quarter as they only scored on a free throw from Cassidy Farley.
"It definitely got away from us," said first-year coach Scott Garretson. "I felt like we played with them for three quarters. We played really hard, but things got a little out of hand in the fourth quarter. It seemed like everything that could happen bad at once did."
Wood led the Warriors with 16 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks while Knapp contributed six points, three assists and three steals.