CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Sissonville boys basketball team has had the number of the Scott Skyhawks over the last couple years at Sissonville High School.
If the Skyhawks were to buck the trend on Tuesday, they would have to do so without the services of their top player, Anthony Sigmon.
Sigmon, a 6-foot-6 junior, was suspended for two games due to an altercation during Scott's five-point loss in a game against Logan last Saturday that saw Wildcat Coach Mark Hatcher arrested.
Despite not having Sigmon available, Scott was able to get over the hump and defeat the host Indians, earning a 59-47 victory in Sissonville in front of a crowd of about 225.
"This is the first time we have won here in the past four years," Scott Coach Nick Cabell said. "Our seniors had never won in this gym. We kind of used that as a motivational tool in the locker room. They really wanted to get a win here, and they showed it."
Cabell was even more impressed in the fact that Scott did so without Sigmon, who also must sit out the Skyhawks' next game on Friday at home against Lincoln County.
"It was (impressive)" Cabell said. "Any time you lose a 6-6 guy that starts for you, it makes it harder. We played three sophomores because of it."
In Sigmon's absence, Scott junior Logan Webb stepped up with a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The 6-4 post player had a huge fourth quarter, tallying five boards in the decisive period that extended the Skyhawks three-point lead.
"He (Webb) was rough starting out the game," Cabell said. "I got onto him. I told him we demand perfection. He really answered and stepped up and showed his leadership by doing everything almost perfect in the second half."