Lee's game-winner erased what was a furious comeback by South Charleston. The Black Eagles opened the game strong, leading by as many as eight points in the first half and forcing 20 Capital turnovers in that span. Villanueva, a sophomore, led the way with 13 first-half points.
But the Cougars were able to pull into a 24-24 tie at halftime and lead by as many as 10 in the third quarter, thanks to 11 points in that span from Lee.
The senior guard made Capital's first basket of the game, which didn't come until 3:57 remained in the first quarter, but was quiet on the scoring front through halftime. That changed in the third, when she buried four second-half 3-pointers, including three in the third.
"Kadijah leads by example," Calabrese said. "She plays really hard. She's really our third-leading rebounder. She's our shooting guard and she'll take over the point. She'll play a little bit of anywhere and everywhere for us."
South Charleston rallied, but a couple of breakdowns on that final play ended its season.
"There was no help-side," Black Eagles Coach John Testa said. "We told the girls in the huddle that, if someone was driving, we all had to help. Everybody had to step over. It's been that way all year, one or two missed assignments, but it's a young team."
Villanueva led South Charleston with 18 points, while Alexia Wade added eight and Ary Mosley scored seven. Tatityana Wood scored 11 points for Capital and Brianna Harris added nine.
The Black Eagles head into the offseason with a bright outlook on its future. The team is stacked with freshmen and sophomores and only three seniors will graduate from the squad. But it couldn't overcome a Capital team with eight seniors who weren't ready to see their season end.
"I just told the team to keep up the good work, because we wanted to see GW (this Friday)," Lee said, "and we pulled it together."