The Alderson-Broaddus women's basketball team traveled to Morgantown to take on WVU in an exhibition contest last week.
The score proved it was a giant mismatch. The Battlers viewed it much differently.
"Coach Zimmerman is really good friends, our men's coach, with Mike Carey. He played against him at Salem. We got a phone call telling us Concord had to cancel because of classes and everything, and asked us if we wanted to do it; spur of the moment," A-B Women's Basketball Head Coach Josh Allen said.
Coach Allen told WVU: absolutely. The call may have been a bit last minute, but there's no denying the positives that come out of a contest with the No. 17 Mountaineers. Just ask A-B senior and Morgantown-native Amanda Peoples.
"It was awesome," Peoples said enthusiastically. "This was just a once in a lifetime opportunity to come and play. It was awesome to be in Morgantown. My friends and my family can come. So it was awesome. It was just a great experience."
Although A-B lost 102-28, being able to share the same floor with Division I players goes a long way. With seven seniors on the squad, Coach Allen said his team will have plenty of effort and leadership this season.
"We want to see some leadership," Coach Allen added. "We've seen that out of our seniors. We're a heavy senior class. But again, we're putting in a brand new offense and we've seen some good things out of it, especially in practice that we're excited to see carry over into games."