[caption id="attachment_25115" align="alignnone" width="1419"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/?attachment_id=25115" rel="attachment wp-att-25115"><img class="wp-image-25115 size-full" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/03\/Haley-McClure-East-v-s-charleston.jpg" width="1419" height="2142" \/><\/a> (Photo by Mark Robinson) Haley McClure puts up a shot during the second half of East\u2019s game against South Charleston Tuesday night. South Charleston won the game, 58-41, and advanced to the state playoffs. East finished its year with an excellent 20-5 record.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>Greenbrier East\u2019s Lady Spartans finished a strong season against South Charleston Tuesday evening, losing one step shy of the state playoffs, 58-41. South Charleston was quick and athletic, with excellent ball handling to counter East\u2019s best asset, their full-court press.<\/h1>\r\nEast\u2019s two seniors led the way in scoring, Katie Wilmer putting up 15, and Piper Nunley, 11. Kiara Smith, the Spartans\u2019 floor leader, was held to four points, and fouled out in the second half with quite a bit of time remaining. She did have six assists.\r\n\r\nMost of the damage occurred in the second half, with South Charleston beginning the quarter up by four points, and finishing the quarter up by 15. That lead held up in the second half, sometimes being cut to 12, sometimes increasing to 21. When South Charleston would break East\u2019s press, they would drive for fast break layups, usually dishing the ball at the last moment to a teammate running toward the basket. Those quick points were more than enough to counter anything East was doing at the other end of the floor.\r\n\r\nEast hit a couple of threes in the first quarter, but couldn\u2019t find the range in the second quarter, which contributed to the low point total. In the second half the game played out evenly, East losing the third quarter by only two points, and the two teams scoring the same number of points in the fourth quarter.\r\n\r\nAaliyah Dunham led South Charleston with 27 points. Her ball-handling ability was phenomenal. She played every second of the game, never coming out for a rest. Piper Nunley connected on nine of 12 free throws.\r\n\r\nBoth teams finished the game with a 20-5 record. East is finished for the season; South Charleston advances to the state tournament in Charleston.