PORTSMOUTH — A quick begin and a constant scoring effort all through allowed the Portsmouth Trojans to safe their first victory of the 2022-23 season — a 73-47 win over New Hope Christian Academy within the first recreation of the Buckeye Elite Traditional hosted at Shawnee State’s Waller Gymnasium.
Portsmouth took a 6-2 lead with 6:22 left within the first quarter, and by no means trailed the rest of the sport within the 26-point victory.
They led by as many as 9 factors within the opening body.
After the primary, the Trojans outscored the Statesmen 48-27.
“I believed early on we obtained off to begin which had been as challenge with us this week,” PHS coach Eugene Collins mentioned, after the win. “Bought off to begin and I believed we shared the ball. Discovered the open shooters which was huge for us.”
Taking part in on a bigger courtroom than most highschool courts wasn’t an issue for Portsmouth’s gamers.
In truth, the courtroom inside Trojan Area is 94-feet, simply as Waller Gymnasium’s is.
It helped the Trojans sustain their high-pace offense all through the sport.
“Our courtroom’s the identical measurement as this. For us, it was taking part in on a courtroom measurement we’re accustomed to,” Collins mentioned.
Portsmouth was led in scoring by senior Tyler Duncan, who knocked down a season-high seven three-pointers as a part of his game-high 21-point efficiency.
The Trojans put three scorers in double figures, together with junior DeAndre Berry who completed with 19 factors and junior Devon Lattimore who scored 18.
NHC was led in scoring by Bruning, who scored 15 on six subject objectives and a free throw.
“I believed we have been superb tonight defensively,” Collins mentioned. “Their finest participant had been averaging about 30 a recreation, have been in a position to maintain him beneath that which was nice. Everyone had been having nice video games in opposition to us, so having the ability to include him and their huge child was good to see.”
Portsmouth did go for its first house win of the season on Tuesday night time — in an Ohio Valley Convention recreation versus Chesapeake.
After dropping their opening OVC video games to Coal Grove and at South Level, Collins says their bout with the Panthers is one they should come away with.
“Massive recreation for us. We’ve dropped two within the league, recreation we’ve obtained to win at house. Popping out of tonight’s recreation with a win, hopefully we’re in a position to come away with a win.”
New Hope Christian 20 4 8 15 — 47
Portsmouth 25 10 15 23 — 73
New Hope Christian: H. Cavanaugh 3 0-0 8, A. Rink 0 2-2 2, N. Ames 0 0-0 0, A. Swank 1 0-1 2, C. Rhyne 5 2-4 13, X. Rink 0 1-2 1, E. Prepare dinner 3 0-1 6, L. Bruning 6 1-1 15; TOTALS: 18 6-11 47; Three-point subject objectives: 5 (H. Cavanaugh, L. Bruning 2 apiece, C. Rhyne 1)
Portsmouth (1-2): Devon Lattimore 8 2-3 18, Norris McKinley 1 0-0 2, Tyler Duncan 7 0-0 21, Kenny Sanderlin 1 0-0 3, Noah Livingston 0 0-0 0, Levaughn Cobb 0 0-0 0, Isaiah Lewis 3 0-0 7, Luke Stein 0 1-2 1, DeAndre Berry 9 0-0 19; TOTALS: 29 3-5 73; Three-point subject objectives: 10 (Tyler Duncan 7, Kenny Sanderlin, Isaiah Lewis, and DeAndre Berry 1 apiece)
Portsmouth junior DeAndre Berry (34) scored 15 of his 19 factors within the first half of the Trojans’ 73-47 win over New Hope Christian as a part of the Buckeye Elite Traditional.
Portsmouth senior Tyler Duncan (14) made seven three-point objectives as a part of a game-high 21 factors through the Trojans’ 73-47 win over New Hope Christian as a part of the Buckeye Elite Traditional.
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