SISSONVILLE, W.Va. -- Sissonville's starting and second-string backcourt is comprised of four freshmen, and that inexperience combined with a frenzied Scott defense was just a bit much for the Indians to overcome on Monday.
The visiting Skyhawks, even without 6-foot-6 junior center Anthony Sigmon, forced 26 turnovers, including one on each of Sissonville's first five possessions, as Scott gutted out a late Indians rally en route to a 59-47 win.
Scott (2-1) used those early gifts from the Indians to roll out to a 12-1 lead, and although Sissonville came all the way back to tie the game late in the third quarter, the Indians never could grab a lead of their own.
The Skyhawks then used a 12-3 spurt to open the fourth quarter to stretch their lead back out and Scott cruised the rest of the way.
"We talked about in the locker room that we came out sluggish and slow against [previous opponent] Logan and we wanted to do something different here," Scott coach Nick Cabell said. "This is actually the first time we've won here in four years - our seniors right now have never won in this gym. We kind of tried to use that as a motivational tool in the locker room. They really wanted to get a win here and I think they played hard and showed it."
It was a balanced scoring effort for Scott with Cody Brown, Eric May and Logan Webb each scoring 10 points. Brown also contributed a game-high seven steals.
Webb scored seven of his points in the deciding fourth quarter and finished with 10 rebounds to take up some of the slack left by Sigmon's absence.
Sigmon was serving his first of a two-game suspension after being involved in an altercation during the Skyhawks' game against Logan Saturday at Chapmanville.
"He was rough starting out the game and I got on to him," Cabell said of Webb. "I told him in the locker room, 'We demand perfection and that's the way it is from here on out.' If they're not perfect, they're not going to stay in the game. I think he really answered, showed his leadership and stepped up tonight by doing everything almost perfect in the second half."
The Indians (1-1) were able to get back into the game in large part due to their own stingy defense, which forced 17 turnovers.