Most of those turnovers came in the first half, as Poca led by as many as seven in that period and took a 26-20 lead into halftime.
"We knew we were going to have half-court man-to-man in our face," Cabell said. "We tried to prepare for it at practice. The first half, I thought they got every loose ball. I don't think we gave the effort Poca did."
That changed in the second half. Scott's turnovers went down as its effort picked up. The Skyhawks' shooting picked up as well. Scott made 11-of-16 second-half shots to climb back into the game.
"The first half, they did a lot of ball screens and we did a good job of guarding those ball screens," Poca Coach Allen Osborne said. "The second half, we didn't do as good of a job on those ball screens. They got the corner turned around on us. They went with a smaller lineup and put more guards in there, and that helped their ball handling."
Cody Brown scored 14 points for Scott, while Cottrill added 11 points for Poca.
After trudging through a seven-win season in 2011-12, Scott is back in the State Tournament. The Skyhawks fell in the 2011 championship game, 57-48, to Oak Hill. Dolan was a sophomore starter on that team. And while his current team is a young one, he's seen his teammates mature so much during this season that he knew they could score the upset.
"We looked at each other in the final minute and said we're not losing this game," Dolan said. "I knew in my heart my team would give everything it had."
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