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    Do we need a shot clock in Ohio high school basketball

    I am all for a 30 second shot clock.......just turn it off the last 2 minutes of the game. A shot clock wouldn't eliminate the underdog as much as some think. 30 seconds is a long time to run an offense, and if run properly, would still limit the other team's number of possessions......but it...
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    Ohio's tournaments...coronavirus may throw a wrench into it

    I'm 63, and people my age and older are the most susceptible to having serious complications from this virus.........and I'm going to live every day without being paranoid about it.
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    After leading 26-22 at halftime in the D3 Waverly sectional last Saturday, Portsmouth's offense went into a complete meltdown in the 2nd half, scoring only 6 points, and the end result was a 56-32 loss to the Eastern Brown Warriors. This game was very much like the Trojans played for the...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth's all time record heading into the sectional final tonight at Waverly is 1,468--795. The 10 wins so far this season marks the 11th straight season of at least 10 wins for the Trojans and Coach Eugene Collins. It is the longest stretch of 10+ wins since 1963--1991. The 1962 team went...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth escaped the first round of the D3 Waverly sectional with a 54-49 win over Western Pike on Monday night. Western jumped to a 7-0 lead, and led 12-8 after 1 quarter, but the Trojans dominated the second 8 minutes, led by pressure defense forcing turnovers, to lead 29-15 at halftime. In...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Final OVC standings: 1. Fairland................13-1.........only loss @Gallia Academy 55-47 2. Chesapeake.......12-2 3. South Point.........9-5 4. Ironton..................8-6 5. Portsmouth.........6-8..........finished 2 spots higher than last season (3-11 in 2019) 6. Gallia Acad.........5-9...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth got off to its usual slow start vs. Coal Grove on Friday night, trailing 20-10 after 1 quarter, but after than dominated the game en route to a 72-60 win at CG (Dawson-Bryant HS). Corey Borders (29 points) of CG came out blazing hot, scoring the Hornets first 18 points with a barrage...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Matthew Fraulini scored 8 points vs. Ironton, and now has 1,053 points for his career. He currently is the 10th leading scorer in PHS history, and is only 5 points from passing 1992 graduate Damond Mannon (1,057).
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth's inconsistent play once again cost them against the Ironton Fighting Tigers, as IHS routed the Trojans 53-33 at PHS on Wednesday night. PHS (8-12 overall, 5-8 in the OVC), trailed only 23-21 at the half, but the Trojans went stone cold in the final 16 minutes, as they were outscored...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth will play at home vs. Ironton on Wednesday, then close the OVC schedule with a road game at Coal Grove. PHS is currently in 5th in the OVC with a 5-7 record, and could end up 7-7 with 2 wins and possibly a 4th place finish. The Trojans finished a dismal 7th last season. The game at...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth's 70-56 win over Gallia Academy on Monday gave the Trojans a 43-16 lead in the all time series. Gallia had won 6 in a row until this season, when PHS's most recent win completed a sweep of the Blue Devils for the first time since 2016.
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Another Trojan has joined the 1,000 point club at Portsmouth HS. Phil Whitehead, who played from 1988-1991, scored 1,027 points for his career. Researching his career, Whitehead needed 329 points his final season to pass the coveted mark. He had a high game of 30 vs. Boyd County KY. Whitehead...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Matthew Fraulini's 27 points vs. Gallia Academy now puts him at 1,045 points, 12 behind the 9th place all time scorer in PHS history, Damond Mannon.
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    Portsmouth improved to 8-11 overall and 5-7 in the OVC with a 70-56 win over Gallia Academy on Monday night at PHS. This game was originally scheduled for last Friday, but Gallia County schools were closed due to the flu outbreak. Matthew Fraulini scored 27 points to lead PHS, while Chris Duff...
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    Portsmouth Trojans Basketball 2019-2020

    After doing research on Portsmouth's Patrick Tubbs, outstanding PG from 1986-1988, I found that he is now a member of the coveted 1,000 point club at PHS. Tubbs started 3 years on the varsity and scored a total of 1,297 points, 41 more than another Trojan great, Jeff Lisath. Patrick is now the...
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