MADISON, W.Va. -- Junior center Dylyn Brown is known for giving the Scott Skyhawks a spark off the bench.
On Tuesday, however, he provided not a spark, but an explosion.
Brown scored nine points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, but it was his hustle on a third-quarter possession that proved to be the difference in Scott's 39-35 Cardinal Conference victory over Poca on Senior Night.
With Class AA sectional tournaments beginning next week, the No. 10 Skyhawks improved to 13-9 in their regular-season finale. The No. 3 Dots dropped to 15-5 with their third consecutive loss.
"Coming off the bench, my main job is to get rebounds and score when I can," said Brown, who made all four of his field goal attempts against Poca. "I just do whatever the team needs me to do."
With 3:38 seconds remaining in the third quarter, the Dots had their biggest lead of the game at 33-23. Brown was fouled and made the first of two foul shots. He missed the second, but grabbed the rebound and passed it to the perimeter. Ten seconds later, he scored on a layup to cut the deficit to 33-26.
Scott Coach Nick Cabell and Poca Coach Allen Osborne each described the possession as "the turning point."
"If it weren't for Dylyn, we would have lost," said Cabell, whose team won its first eight games but has lost nine of its last 14 games. "The gym was full of energy after that, and we carried that momentum with us the rest of the game."
Brown also accounted for another pivotal play when he scored the go-ahead basket on a rebound and putback, giving the Skyhawks a 34-33 lead with 4:52 remaining in the game.
Neither team scored again until junior point guard Cody Brown clinched the win with an unexpected 3-pointer with 32 seconds left. Brown was 0-for-4 from the field, including 0-for-1 from behind the arc, before his clutch shot.
"That was huge," Cabell said.