CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The rollercoaster season for the George Washington High School girls basketball team might finally have found a consistent upswing.
The Patriots won a second consecutive game for the first time this season on Wednesday night, taking a 24-point lead after one period on their way to a 79-28 rout of visiting Riverside (1-7).
The Patriots opened the season with consecutive losses and had back-to-back defeats last week, but this is the first time GW has won consecutive contests.
The Patriots (4-5) sank 30 field goals, including nine from 3-point range. Haley Stewart and Maria Romeo led the way with four 3-pointers each.
Romeo paced GW with 24 points, followed by Stewart with 20.
For Riverside (1-7), which trailed 26-2 after one quarter and 44-9 at the half, Brittany Wood tallied 13 points.
Herbert Hoover 53, Mingo Central 46 - The Huskies (9-1) won their eighth straight contest and moved to 5-0 in the Cardinal Conference.
Caroline Thornburg led Hoover with 14 points, while Hannah King followed with 13 points and Bethany Romine 11.
King, Hannah Schoolcraft and Bailey Aab each corralled seven rebounds for the Huskies.
For Mingo (6-6), Ashley Curry netted 16 points, followed by Hannah Church with 14 and Kiera Hammond with 12.
Capital 51, Woodrow Wilson 32 - Four Cougars players scored in double figures in an easy home win.
Alex Gray, India Hairston both has 12 points for Capital, while Jenna Bsharah had 11 and Dashia Foster dropped in 10.