MADISON, W.Va. - Early in the third quarter, it looked like Poca's recent misfortunes were a distant memory.
The Dots had vaulted into a 10-point lead at Scott and seemed ready to get back on the winning track.
Then the bottom fell out.
State-ranked Poca went nearly 13 minutes without scoring Tuesday night, allowing the Skyhawks to work their way back into the game and capture a 39-35 Cardinal Conference victory.
Dylyn Brown's rebound goal with 4:46 remaining gave Scott a 34-33 edge and Cody Brown's leap-of-faith 3-pointer with 31 seconds left iced it.
The Class AA No. 4 Dots (15-5), who lost their third straight in agonizing fashion, went from about the five-minute mark of the third quarter until Cameron Cottrill's rebound goal with 0.5 seconds left in the game without scoring.
"Give Scott credit,'' said Dots coach Allen Osborne. "They battled back and got on the boards and hurt us on the boards.
"We quit being aggressive offensively. We didn't cut to score, we didn't screen to score or attack the rim like we did early in the game.''
Scott coach Nick Cabell credited the bench play of Dylyn Brown and Kirk Price with helping pull off the crazy comeback.
"We gave up way too many offensive rebounds in the first half and things didn't go too well,'' Cabell said, "and then we started the third quarter and they got a couple quick buckets and we were right back in the same situation we were in the first half.
"We brought some different guys in off the bench and they gave us a spark. Kirk Price brought ball pressure and Dylyn Brown got on the offensive and defensive boards. Without those two, we probably wouldn't have won this game. Their effort and spark and toughness were the reasons we were able to get back in and eventually win.''
The shooting of Noah Frampton (who finished with 15 points) and Cottrill (11) helped put Poca into a 28-21 halftime lead, and that grew to 33-23 early in the third period.
Frampton was also playing solid defense against Scott's top scorer, Matt Dolan, holding him to four points on 2-of-12 shooting for the game.