CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Charleston Catholic outscored Notre Dame 17-3 in the first quarter and kept a double-digit lead for most of the second half en route to an impressive 57-39 win at Angelo Basile Court.
“The key was defense tonight,” said Charleston Catholic head coach Hunter Moles. “We really wanted to come out and play with a lot of energy and they did that. They had a really good first quarter.”
CCHS held Notre Dame to just one point above their previous low offensive output for the year.
Notre Dame (13-6) used a 10-2 run early in the second quarter to pull within six points at 19-13. But the visitors immediately responded with a 9-1 run and they took a 15-point lead into the locker room at halftime, 32-17.
Aiden Satterfield led Charleston Catholic with 14 points. Zion Suddeth added a dozen points and Marshall Pile chipped in with 10. Suddeth’s work on the defensive end of the floor drew praise from his head coach.
“Zion is one of the best defenders in the state. I say that with confidence. Jaidyn West is a phenomenal player. That was a fun matchup to see.” West finished with a game-high 17 points but was held to just four points in the opening half.
With a big halftime lead, Charleston Catholic controlled the pace of play for most of the second half. “Run when you can run, but if you want to set something up, set it up in the half court offense.”
Charleston Catholic (13-5) also owns victories over Wheeling Central Catholic, Cabell Midland and has split two games with Greater Beckley Christian.
“Once you walk out of the locker room, you have to get ready for Monday against Webster County. We can’t celebrate this one too much. But it is a very big win for us.”