"We didn't get some stops when we needed them at the end of the game,'' said Poca coach Allen Osborne.
"We made a defensive error there [on Dolan's dash upcourt]. We let him catch the ball going toward the rim. He's got to catch it going back, but we let him catch it going toward the rim. Obviously it's a big play and you've got to give Scott credit. They made the plays when they had to make them.''
The Skyhawks trailed virtually the entire way and were down by nine points at 42-33 with about 41/2 minutes to go. But they began to gain ground when the Dots went hit-and-miss at the foul line, splitting their first eight attempts in the fourth quarter.
When Scott's Cody Brown (who scored nine of his 14 points in the final period) swished a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left, the lead was down to 50-49 and the Skyhawks employed a trapping defense.
Poca's Sigman tried to step through a double-team just inside the halfcourt line, but fell and was called for traveling at the 37-second mark.
"You want to call it a fall, you can call it a fall,'' Osborne said, "but he was knocked down. That's what it was.''
Scott capitalized when Dolan made a pair at the line with 28 seconds left, giving his team a 51-50 lead and setting the stage for Frampton's late layup and possible game-clincher.
Interestingly, the roles were reversed from the teams' Jan. 11 game at Poca, when Dolan hit a jumper in the foul lane with 1.5 seconds left to give Scott a 39-38 lead. After a timeout, Chandler whipped a length-of-the-floor pass to Frampton, who sank a shot from just off the foul line at the buzzer for a 40-39 win.
"One thing you never want to see is Poca,'' Cabell said, "because of their hard-nosed defense. With Coach Osborne, they're one of the best-coached teams in the state. We knew we'd have their halfcourt man [defense] in our face.''
Dolan, a sophomore starter on the 2011 state tournament team, led Scott on Wednesday with 16 points. The Skyhawks had 18 turnovers - 12 in the first half - but balanced it by shooting 63 percent (19 of 30).
Frampton (19 points) and Cottrill (11) led the Dots, who trailed 22-21 in rebounds.
"Our kids battled all year,'' Osborne said, "worked hard and had a great attitude. It's one of the more enjoyable years I've had as a coach. You'd like to win championships to be champions, but those kids in there are champions.''