"We don't have much margin of error against them. They've had a lot of big wins, kind of like landslides, they just beat people by 30. Can you imagine, we were up eight on that team [at halftime of the previous meeting]? We just didn't play. They set out to prove they've got an excellent basketball team and they did that tonight."
Poca recorded 19 assists on its 26 field goals, including six from Frampton's freshman brother Luke, who finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.
Poca was able to make the extra pass without getting itself in trouble as it committed just 11 turnovers despite zipping the ball from one side of the floor to the other in its half-court sets.
"We've played with each other for a long time, since we were in midget league," Noah Frampton said. "Everyone on our team can shoot the ball, it's not just one person. Everybody can knock down shots, so why should one person shoot it when everyone can? Just make the extra pass."
"We're averaging 18 assists per game and these guys always make the extra passes," Osborne said. "They always seem to see the open guy and that's one of the good things about them.
"We attacked their zone a little better than we did over at Chapmanville."
A last statistic to illustrate Tuesday's dominance by the Dots - Osborne exited the game with as many timeouts in his pocket as he entered it, five. Hatcher meanwhile, was out early in the fourth quarter.
Freshman Elijah Cuffee added 13 points for Poca and Matt Chandler 11. Brady Cox was the lone double-digit scorer for the Tigers with 15 points.
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