With how well the Cuyahoga Falls girls basketball team had been playing, it was kind of intriguing as to how the Black Tigers might fare against powerful Wadsworth.

Beyond a wild upset win, Falls would have liked to challenge Wadsworth with sound play and being able to show that they could handle the Grizzlies formidable pressure.

That would have been satisfying.

Although there were flashes, it was just too steep of a hill to climb at this juncture.

Wadsworth moved to 9-0 in the National Conference of the Suburban League with a resounding 71-36 home win over Falls Wednesday, which fell to 9-6 overall.

This is a Grizzly program that reached the Division I state semis last year before falling to Ohio runner up Solon.

In fact, Wadsworth won a state title in 2015-16 and from 2011-2014 reached the Elite 8 four straight years, plus added two Sweet 16 efforts in 2010 and 2008.

Falls trailed 34-12 at the half on the road at Wadsworth (13-3). The locals had some good offense in the second half, but could never recover from that point.

Falls was set to host rival Hudson Saturday at Tom Jones Court at 2:30 p.m.

The Black Tigers, 4-4 in league play this winter, host Stow-Monroe Falls Monday and Nordonia Thursday in league play.