"We prepared for their man," Sigman said. "They do a lot of trapping across halfcourt, fullcourt press. They didn't show much zone in the games we saw."
The Wildcats, who were led by Sam Neff's 18 points, nine rebounds and five steals before he fouled out with 1:19 left, couldn't get into a rhythm.
"We had to pressure the ball and pressure the passing lanes and get some things in transition," said Nitro Coach Bryan Faber, who is 12-13 in his second season. "They kept us from doing that. They did a much better job of playing the way they needed to win than we did."
Sirianni had just three points at halftime - all on free throws after he was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He tried one field goal in the third quarter, but made both of his free throws.
The Dots, who didn't trail after a Sigman 3-pointer tied the game at 12 with 7 minutes left in the first half, pushed the lead to nine midway through the third.
"You have to shoot until you find your shot," Sirianni said. "There comes a point where you also have to attack the basket. I take what's given to me. I'm going to force unnecessary shots.
"You have to find something to do what you have to do to make a shot. We weren't really hitting tonight."
Poca returns to action at home Friday against Clay County, while Nitro is off until Jan. 14, when the Wildcats playo host to Poiint Pleasant.
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