CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Last season, the inside presence for the Capital girls basketball team was practically nonexistent.
This year, though, is much different, giving Coach B.J. Calabrese and the Capital guards something they have rarely seen before.
Aided by St. Joseph transfer Dashia Foster, the Cougars newly found post game was in full effect when Capital pulled away for a 51-40 home victory over St. Albans on Tuesday.
A sophomore, Foster came off the bench to grab 11 rebounds, including seven in a huge third quarter that saw Capital erase a six-point deficit and turn it into a 12-point lead entering the fourth.
Led by Foster's dominance on the boards, Capital out-rebounded St. Albans 48-17. Briana Harris also added 11 rebounds, and Crowder added seven.
"Dashia gives us a very good post presence," Calabrese said. "We love her size. She can finish things down inside, has a nice mid-range jump shot, and can use her left hand. She is really good fundamentally. She brings us what we absolutely have to have."
St. Albans Coach Scott James was equally impressed with the play of Foster, but disappointed in his team's inability to keep Capital off the boards.
"(Foster) came in off the bench and did a really nice job," James said. They physically whipped us. We refused to block out and they were getting two, three, or four opportunities every time. I don't care how big they are, we have to be more physical. That's what beat us."