"I thought we were getting good looks, we we're moving the ball and everybody was scoring,'' said GW coach Jamie LaMaster of his team's opening half. "[Huntington] came out in that man and cut down on our looks and covered our guards up.
"They push you so far out. Even though you're coming off screens, if you don't catch and release right away they're so long and athletic that you're not going to get a shot up, and if you do it's going to be an altered shot you don't want to take. It just kind of fell apart in the third quarter.''
GW senior guard Rachel Ward netted 18 points, sinking 4 of 10 shots from 3-point range, and was the only player to hit double figures for the Patriots. Sophomore guard Alanna Mobayed added nine points, four rebounds and seven assists while Harrison finished with eight points and four boards.
The Patriots' loss to Huntington came on the heels of a 47-30 setback at AA No. 2 Bridgeport on Saturday.
"I have kind of switched up my style of offense a little bit,'' said LaMaster, who guided the Patriots to last year's AAA state semifinals for a second straight year. "We've really worked on it for two days.
"At Bridgeport I saw a lot of things I didn't like. We were standing around too much and not screening enough. We have a difficult time creating our own shots. So now we're running more of a screen and double screen-style offense. It's going to take some time. This is a work in progress. Mostly it's timing. I saw some positives.''
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.