HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The future for the Spring Valley girls basketball team may be now.
Timberwolves Coach Bo Miller has said he thought his young squad was a year away from competing for the state championship.
After defeating visiting Winfield 70-47 in its Class AAA Region 3 co-final, Spring Valley will likely enter next week's state tournament as the second seed with a 22-3 record and an eight-game winning streak.
"I hope they can handle it," Miller said. "They were a little awestruck tonight with the crowd we had and it took us a quarter and a half to get going."
The Generals (12-13) led 9-8 after the first quarter. A 12-2 run to open the second period turned the tide.
A 3-pointer by sophomore point guard Sarah Kelly kick-started the run. After that, sophomore post player Madison Morris took over.
The 6-foot-1 Morris finished with 27 points and 16 rebounds.
"We've come to expect that out of her," Miller said. "But we've got a lot of girls that can play."
Opponents and fans have not seen the full range of her talents yet, Miller said.
"We have to play her in the post," he said. "But she can play the two or three spots."