GW began its summer looking for new scoring options to replace Ward. The importance of that search just increased exponentially.
"What I'm dealing with this young team is what I've been doing all summer. We're playing over 35 games in 18 days. After we play that two-or-three games (in one day) I'm looking for that toughness," LaMaster said. "It's toughness, and being able to play on a high level.
"We had that the first two games here today, but we had a serious drop off in this last game. That said, St. Albans is very much improved. We've played a couple times this summer."
SA junior forward Breanna Propst and sophomore point guard Torri Wilson - second and third-team All-KV picks last year respectively - dictated the tempo for much of the game Tuesday, as the Dragons led by as many as 18 points in the second half.
Mobayed was a third-team All-Kanawha Valley pick as a sophomore. She averaged 7.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists.
"One of the issues I've had this summer is that I haven't had the whole team together, and I still don't. I have more players today than I've had," LaMaster said. "Alanna had an ankle injury, but she's back now."
Rising junior Hailey Stewart also missed time this summer with a concussion, but she played Tuesday as well.
"What I have gained, though, is when those players haven't been with me, that's given me the opportunity to play more girls," LaMaster said. "You like to win, but the 'Ws' aren't what's important in the summer, we'll worry about that in November.
"It's paid benefits. Those first two games today I could sub down and it wouldn't be much difference."
The Patriots will return to St. Albans today for the second day of action at the SA Shootout.
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