FALLING ROCK, W.Va. -- Herbert Hoover's youth-laden girls basketball team will most certainly run into a few problems as it navigates its way through the season.
Fatigue will not be one of those problems.
The Huskies (2-1) used 12 players, rotating five players at a time in and out of the lineup, to wear down visiting Roane County (1-3) in a 44-34 win Wednesday night at Herbert Hoover.
Hoover's liberal substitution pattern allowed its guard-oriented lineup to relentlessly pressure the Raiders from start to finish.
Given the team's lack of size, it's a pattern that Huskies opponents had better be prepared for.
"For the most part we've got to pressure because of our height," Hoover Coach Greg Ullman said. "We average probably 5-foot-5, so we're going to try to stay up tempo."
That up-tempo style of play was devastating to Roane, as the Huskies forced 42 turnovers, including 17 in the first quarter.
"They did a good job of putting a lot of pressure on us," Roane Coach Frank Farrar said. "We've got a lot of inexperienced players that aren't used to that kind of pressure in varsity games. We need to go against this type of defense because we can't simulate it in practice.
"We preach it, preach it and preach it, but we just can't simulate that kind of pressure in practice."
Under constant pressure from relentless Huskies defenders, Roane County made just 14 of 57 from the field, including 2 of 17 from 3-point range.
Hoover, however, wasn't able to do much with its extra possessions, shooting just 15 of 69 from the field overall and 5 of 20 from behind the arc.
Hoover also shot a paltry 9 of 27 from the free throw line.