While Poca was spreading the wealth on offense (other starters Cam Cottrill and Noah Frampton added nine and eight points, respectively), Catholic again looked to be a two-man attack.
Guard Garret McCarty (29 points, six assists, three steals) and forward Nick George (18 points, seven rebounds) combined to score 47 of the 59 Irish points.
It was the eighth straight game in which the senior tandem accounted for more than 60 percent of the team's scoring. In that stretch, they've tallied 69 percent of Catholic's points.
"We're growing as a team,'' said Irish coach Bill McClanahan, "and part of that maturity is to develop the role players. Nick and Garret are 1 and 2. They're our guns, but we need to have a couple of pistols on our hip and those role players need to develop that.
"This was another eye-opening experience for us, especially for those role players. Poca's a solid double-A basketball team. They're well coached, fundamentally sound and they have a lot of options. I am not disappointed with our effort. I am not disappointed with the game we tried to play. There are just little things, and we will grow into those and fix those . . . So I'm not discouraged at all.''
The closest Catholic could come in the final 14 minutes was six points, the last time at 65-59 with 24 seconds left. Four different Poca players made six free throws apiece as the Dots sank 24 of 31 at the line overall.
Chandler shot better than 50 percent from the floor (6 of 11), went 3 of 6 from 3-point range and made 6 of 10 foul shots.
"Matt Chandler's a hard guard,'' Osborne said. "They've got to use a post guy to guard him, and he can shoot it and he can drive it. He's a hard person to guard for a post guy.''
Neither side had much trouble with turnovers (each had eight) and Poca held a 25-21 edge in rebounding.
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