It was an up-and-down week for the Scott Skyhawks as winter weather and water problems disrupted the regular school schedules in nine Southern West Virginia counties.
First, the Hawks looked like world-beaters as they defeated hapless Tolsia, 88-44, Tuesday evening at Tolsia. Then, the score was nearly reversed as Poca dropped Scott, 77-48, Friday. Both games were Cardinal Conference contests for Coach Nick Cabell’s crew.
At the end of the week, Scott was 6-6 on the season as they plan to make up some missed games and proceed with their regular season schedule. Last year’s Class AA state tournament team apparently has work to do to regain that lofty position, especially after the Poca drubbing.
At Tolsia, the Hawks jumped out to a 16-6 lead at the end of the first period and led, 41-17, at the half. Scott continued the domination, leading 69-21 after three quarters. Tolsia actually won the final frame, 23-19, to account for the final score.
The game gave Cabell an opportunity to use his bench, with virtually all team members scoring during the rout. The loss dropped Tolsia to 1-10 on the year.
Logan Webb and Kirk Price led the Scott scoring, with 12 points each. Dylan DeHart added 11, with three treys on the night. Eric May also scored 11 markers for the Hawks. Anthony Sigmon tossed in ten; Tanner Bell, eight; Nick Dolan, five; Cody Brown, P. Underwood and Andrew Day, four each; Nick Kuhn, three; and Brandon Lafauci and Alex Ables, two apiece.
Scott made 17 of 27 free throws on the evening.
As good as Scott looked Tuesday, they looked equally bad on Friday at Poca in losing, 78-47.
Poca quickly doubled the score, to lead 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. At intermission, the home team held a 34-16 advantage. It went to 55-30 at the end of three. The final canto went to Poca, 23-17, to account for the final margin.
There was little bench play during this one, as Cabell struggled to get his team going.
May led the scoring, with 13 points. DeHart scored nine; Webb, six; Bell, four; Brown, Lafauci and Sigmon, three each; Kuhn, Ables and Price, two apiece for the Hawks.
Scott was set to return to action Tuesday, January 21, at Falling Rock against Herbert Hoover. A visit to faraway Nicholas County at Summersville is planned for this Friday. Net Tuesday, January 28, the Hawks will travel to Tolsia. All tip-offs are set for 7:30 p.m.