CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Travon Horton scored 17 points in the Class AA 2 vs. 7 quarterfinals matchup and led his Fairmont Senior team to a 55-48 victory over Scott.
The last two points came on a breakaway exclamation point dunk with under a minute to play.
"We knew they liked to push it up and down the floor," Scott Coach Nick Cabell said. "One of our main focuses was to get back on defense and just try to keep them in a half-court game."
Scott did just that for three quarters.
At the end of the first half, Scott trailed Fairmont Senior 20-18 in a defensive battle.
The Polar Bears had just two points in transition.
"They did a great job of getting their defense set," Fairmont Senior Coach David Retton said.
"I don't think we did a good job of attacking it."
Scott held the Polar Bears to 6-for-25 in the first half. While the Scott defense made its stand, the Skyhawks' offense failed to deliver.
They went 11-for-43 in the game and had just three field goals in the entire first half.
Scott kept the game close with its exceptional foul shooting. The Skyhawks went 26-for-28 from the line.
"Once some of the shots weren't falling, we told our guys to try to take it to the hole a little bit more and try to draw contact to get to the foul line," Cabell said. "We try to put a little bit of emphasis on it at the end of each practice, especially this week and I think it showed."