MADISON, W.Va. -- Scott girls basketball coach John Porter isn't big on conference championships, but he will certainly take it.
The Skyhawks clinched at least a share of the Cardinal Conference championship by defeating Herbert Hoover, 68-58, at home in the Hawks' Nest in front of a crowd of about 200.
Scott (14-5) and Sissonville both have two losses in the Cardinal Conference and have split their two regular season matchups, so as long as both teams win this weekend, the Indians and Skyhawks will share the title.
"It is OK but I don't pay much attention," Porter said of the possible co-Cardinal Conference title. "Sissonville beat us and we beat them. Chapmanville beat us and them. Sissonville is really good."
Porter's attention is on a higher prize, mainly postseason play next week when sectionals begin. One team in Scott's region is Hoover (17-4).
"This whole region that is about to happen next week with sectionals and regionals is something else," Porter said. "There are some very good teams. That (Hoover) is a very good team.
"I'm glad they are on the other side (region). This is the third time we have played them. We have beat them three times but I don't want to play them again. It is risky. The Hoover kids, they give you 100 percent on every freaking play."
Much like Porter is with his Scott team, Hoover coach Greg Ullman is looking ahead to next week's sectionals. His Huskies are having one of its best seasons in school history and is looking to make some noise.
"For us to have a successful season, we need to get to the regionals and give ourselves a shot at making the state tournament. If we do that and let whatever happens, happen in the regionals, I think we can play with about anybody."
Scott jumped on the Huskies early Thursday, jumping out to a 26-14 lead after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Skyhawks had three players earn three fouls and Hoover took advantage, battling back to only trail 35-33 at halftime.