CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- South Charleston showed great balance against Hurricane on Thursday night with four players scoring in double figures.
Kentre Grier wasn't one of them, finishing with eight points, but the sophomore may have hit the biggest shot of the game for the Black Eagles.
With the Redskins on a 12-point run to cut a 18-point deficit to just six late in the third quarter, Grier drained a long three-pointer as time expired, giving SC some much needed breathing room.
SC (6-1) used the big Greer three-pointer to stop the bleeding and then went on a run of their own, to finally put away Hurricane 74-62 at the South Charleston Community Center.
After his team's rally, Hurricane coach Lance Sutherland threw his arms up in the air in exasperation after Grier's clutch three-pointer.
"If that guy (Grier) didn't hit that three-point shot at the end of the third quarter, it's a six point ball game and a dog fight," Sutherland said. "It's just the way it goes.
"We don't ever quit and battled back. It was six and that's not an easy shot. It was contested and he shot it falling away. He made it, though. It was just one of those nights."
SC coach Vic Herbert also understood the importance of Grier's three-point shot, and hopes it's a sign of things to come moving forward.
"They had cut it to a six-point game," Herbert said. "That was really big and huge. I talked to Kentre before the game today because he isn't looking as much for his offense.
"Today he hit a couple big shots for us. It hadn't been like that. He has been deferring. He needs to get up in the mix because he can score. I think because he had a good offensive game, that may change."