CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It took five games, but Herbert Hoover Coach Josh Daniel finally earned his first career victory.
Noah Toops scored 17 points and had three of Hoover's eight 3-pointers at Falling Rock on Monday night to lead the Huskies to a 54-45 victory over Clay County (2-3).
The Huskies (1-4) held the Panthers to four points in the second quarter.
"I'm just so proud of our kids. You look two weeks ago at our first game and it was about as bad as it gets," said Daniel, whose team lost its season opener 71-41 at home to Ravenswood.
"To see how much they improved from game to game, it's a credit to them just grinding it out."
Jarrod Woodyard, Chris Cole and Noah Taylor had nine points apiece for the Panthers.
Hoover is off until Saturday when the Huskies visit Charleston Catholic.
Scott 80, Wayne 58 - Eric May had eight of his game-high 20 points in the first half to lift the Skyhawks (5-1) to the Cardinal Conference victory.