CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- After dropping its first two games of the season, the George Washington girls basketball team was hoping for a breakout game.
The Patriots got just that, picking up its first win of the season with a 65-35 rout of previously unbeaten Winfield in front of a small crowd of about 125 at George Washington High School.
"It feels like where we are suppose to be," said GW coach Jamie LaMaster, on getting back in the win column. "Obviously those first two games were against really solid teams (undefeated Spring Valley and South Charleston).
"That always does a lot to cure the soul. It was a great team effort tonight. Finally, I feel like GW played like GW is capable of playing. It's always great to get back on the winning side. You don't expect to go out and win like that."
LaMaster didn't want to see his team's season-opening two-game losing streak to turn into three.
"We're not use to being 0-2," LaMaster said. "I can't remember the last time GW started 0-2.
"It may have been my first year back in 2004. I would have been happy to win by one point. This was a great win and it is great for the kids and the morale."
Junior Alanna Mobayed had a big game for the Patriots (1-2), recording a rare triple double with game highs of 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists. The GW point guard also chipped in six steals, leaving her four short of a quadruple double.
"That doesn't happen very often," LaMaster said. "Everyone wants to score points. A lot of people get double figure scoring but you don't have a lot of people picking up the other categories.
"Rebounding and assists aren't a glory stat. Tonight, Alanna was able to put all three together and she was four steals away from having a quadruple double."
Mobayed was ecstatic on hearing the news of her triple double.