As Adrian began to tire somewhat through the second half, Reese and A.D. Cunningham began to rough him up in the paint. Cunningham, a sophomore listed at 6-foot, led SC with 11 boards.
South Charleston took its first - and only - lead of the game with 3:22 left in the third, when senior Devyn Harris grabbed a steal and scored on a layup to put the Black Eagles ahead 28-27.
Morgantown junior Scottie Core hit a 3-pointer and with 2:02 left in the third made the first of a two-shot free-throw chance to tie the game at 31-31, but Kincaid drained a 25-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer to put SC up 36-33, and the Mohigans never got any closer. Morgantown was just 4-of-20 from the floor in the second half and scored just 13 points in the final two quarters.
Kincaid's bomb was one of only two 3-point attempts for SC after halftime. The Black Eagles were 3-of-11 from behind the arc in the first half.
"We were off in the first half. Coach, at halftime, told us to attack the basket," Kincaid said. "We decided to get tougher and take it to the basket and kick it out if we had to to get shots."
Kincaid had nine of his 15 points in the second half while freshman guard Brandon Knapper came off the bench and scored 10 of his team-high 16 points after the break.
"We didn't run offense. We were terrible on the offensive end," Herbert said. "We discussed that at halftime and then, defensively, I thought we really picked it up.
"We went from being pretty good to being daggone really good in the second half."
South Charleston owns Class AAA's longest active streak of consecutive state tournament appearances, with seven.
However, it was the Black Eagles' first state tournament win since 2010, when they knocked off rival George Washington in the quarterfinals before falling to Wheeling Park in the semis.
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