That's when Ord, as she did all game long, grabbed a key rebound. Ord, a senior forward, grabbed the rebound and dribbled the length of the court for the score to put Poca ahead 40-37.
"They told me not to dribble, but I did," Ord said with a laugh. "It worked out."
Hutchins essentially sealed the game with a steal and layup to give the Dots a 42-37 lead with 46 seconds remaining.
Hoover turned the ball over four times in the final minute as the Huskies could not make the necessary moves to mount a viable comeback effort.
"They play as good as defense as anybody in our conference," Hoover Coach Greg Ullman said. "We battled hard. It was just one of those nights where things didn't go well and shots didn't fall. It happens. We're obviously very disappointed. We thought we could play with anybody in our section and we wanted a shot at Nicholas."
The Huskies finished the night 13-of-61 from the field. Caroline Thornburg paced Hoover with 11 points, but posted just two in the second half.
For Poca, Ord tallied a double-double with 13 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.
Sophomore guard McKenzie Ball finished with 13 points, too, in an impressive showing for her first-ever postseason game, Sayre said.
For Ball, the game was a great testament to the team's will.
"Our coaches tell us to never give up and we didn't give up," she said. "It makes us all really happy. That's why we all came down celebrating, yelling, and we just can't wait to face Nicholas County and see what it brings us."
Likewise, Ord said the win means a lot to extend the season a couple more days for a squad that has endured a lot to become a close unit.
"All of us have become not just a team, but a family, and it's a great feeling to have these girls who are like your sisters," she said. "It's a blessing to have them and to come to practice and games every day."