CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The South Charleston High girls basketball team hadn't exactly shown a sharpshooting touch through its first three games.
But in their fourth game, the Black Eagles clicked on all cylinders, built a 22-point halftime lead and cruised to a 56-38 road win over George Washington on Tuesday night.
SC freshman point guard Aaliyah Dunham led all scorers with 20 points, including five-of-five from 3-point range.
Overall the Black Eagles (3-1) connected on 7-of-12 3-point attempts and their second Top 10 Class AAA opponent, having beaten No. 2 Logan last week. Ninth-ranked George Washington fell to 0-2 on the season.
"We got in an early hole," GW Coach Jamie LaMaster said. "From what I had seen and what I had watched, I didn't feel like they were great outside shooters.
"I knew they were good athletes and could do a lot of things on the court, so the philosophy was squeeze early and make them shoot, and unfortunately they started hitting."
With the Black Eagles bombing away over the Patriots' zone defense, LaMaster was forced to switch to a defense that left his squad at a definite disadvantage.
"Then I've got to go to more of a man type look, where it's hard for me to match player for player," LaMaster said. "I compliment South Charleston. They're young, they're athletic, they're talented and they play hard. They're fast at all five positions and they can come in with size also, so they've got a nice combination."
Taliah Cashwell and Briana Moore contributed nine points apiece for South Charleston, while Lina Villanueva added eight.