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Old 02-07-18, 05:19 PM
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Portsmouth jumped to an early lead Tuesday night vs. Rock Hill at PHS, were never threatened by the Redmen, and coasted to a 55-37 win. The Trojans, 12-6 overall and 7-5 in the OVC, also secured their 12th win, which is the 66th time a Portsmouth team has won at least that many games in a season. Reese Johnson led PHS with 16 points, while Matthew Fraulini pitched in 11.

Portsmouth will host Gallia Academy on Friday night. The Blue Devils gave Fairland its biggest scare of the OVC season with a 60-59 loss. GAHS trounced the Trojans 76-50 a couple of weeks ago, and have only 3 losses on the season. PHS will have to play much better defensively this time around.
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Old 02-10-18, 11:18 AM
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Gallia Academy defeated Portsmouth 71-68 in 2 OT last night at PHS. 7 foot sophomore Zach Loveday had 32 points for GAHS, while DJ Eley and Matthew Fraulini had 29 and 21 points respectively for the Trojans. The game went back and forth throughout, with both teams exchanging leads. At the end of regulation, the score was 60-60 after Loveday nailed a 3 pointer from the top of the key.

Portsmouth showed last night that if they can play at this level, they can make the regionals in Athens. They won't have to face a more dominant low post player in the tourney than Loveday, and the Trojan guards can matchup with anyone. Eley and Fraulini shot the 3 ball as a twosome better than they have all year.

VERY PROUD of the Trojans' effort last night. Portsmouth is 12-7 on the season, and 7-6 in OVC play. Gallia Academy has lost only 3 games total, all in OVC play.
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Old 02-12-18, 06:20 PM
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Portsmouth jumped to an early 14-6 vs. Albany Alexander on Saturday at the Beast of the Southeast at Chesapeake, then coasted to a 53-39 win over the Spartans. The Trojans increased their lead to 40-23 at the end of 3 quarters. Reese Johnson led PHS with 20 points, while Matthew Fraulini scored 17. In the last 3 games, Portsmouth has hit 25 three pointers. The Trojans upped their record to 13-7, and have South Webster and Ironton for home games this week. If PHS can win these two, it will be the 45th time in school history that a Trojan team has won at least 15 games in a season.

Portsmouth received a #3 seed at the D3 sectional at Waverly HS. They will play Huntington Ross, and if they win, will play the winner of Lynchburg Clay and Adena. The Trojans have won a SE district best 64 sectional titles.
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Old 02-14-18, 03:33 PM
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Portsmouth trailied South Webster at halftime 27-26, but in the the second half Coach Eugene Collins employed a more aggressive defense which led to the Trojans taking control of the game in the 3rd quarter, ending with a 51-46 lead after that 3rd frame. In the final 8 minutes, Portsmouth continued to build the lead and had as much as a 70-52 advantage, when SW hit a 3 at the buzzer to make the final 70-55 in favor of PHS. For the 8th time this season, Matthew Fraulini led the Trojans in scoring, this time with 20 points, which included six 3 pointers. In the last 4 games, Portsmouth has knocked down almost 35 trifectas.

The Trojans improved to 14-7 on the season and will host Ironton on Friday which will be the last game of the regular season. With a win, Portsmouth will post a 15 win season for the 45th time in school history. It will also be the 3rd straight season that Portsmouth will have recorded a 15-7 mark going into the tournament.

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Old 02-17-18, 12:59 PM
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Portsmouth jumped to an early 11-3 lead against Ironton, led at every quarter stop, and came away with a 71-56 regular season finale win vs. the Fighting Tigers. The Trojans turned up the pressure against IHS in the second half, and in the end they committed 25 turnovers. Matthew Fraulini led PHS with 18 points, while Daniel Jordan added 17. It was the 9th time that sophomore Fraulini led Portsmouth in scoring. Every starter led Portsmouth in scoring in at least 1 game.

Portsmouth finished the regular season with its third straight 15-7 mark. It was the 45th time in school history that a Trojan boys basketball team has won at least 15 games in a season. It was also PHS's 80th winning season, dating back to 1913.

Portsmouth's all time mark stands at 1,449--767, while in this decade (2010-present), the Trojans are 154-63. PHS is 92-66 vs. Ironton all time. Portsmouth's OVC finish this season was 8-6, good for 4th place in a very strong year in the conference.
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