Portsmouth outscores South Point

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 30, 2005

PORTSMOUTH - The balance of the Portsmouth offense kept the South Point Pointers defense off-balance.

Portsmouth (3-11) had three players with 17 or more points and hit eight 3-pointers as the Trojans outscored the Pointers 78-66 Friday in a non-league game.

Jordan Nelson and Michael Purdy scored 19 points each for Portsmouth while A.J. Johnson had 17 points.

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South Point (5-11) had a balanced offense as well. The Pointers placed four players in double figures led by Ryan Hong with a game-high 21 points. Chase McWhorter had 16 points, Jeremiah Taylor 14 and J.T. Terry added 12.

The Pointers also hit eight 3-point goals. Hong had three shots from behind the arc with Terry and McWhorter getting two each.

Portsmouth led 19-12 after the first quarter and both teams had 23 points in the second quarter to make it 42-35 at the half.

The Trojans lead was 60-51 after three quarters.

South Point hosts Coal Grove Tuesday in an Ohio Valley Conference game.

Portsmouth was at Rock Hill Saturday night in a non-league matchup.

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J.T. Terry 3-2-0-12, Ryan Hong 3-3-6-21, Jeremiah Taylor 5-0-4-14, Chase McWhorter 3-2-4-16, Chris Brown 0-1-0-3. Totals: 14-8-14-66.


Jordan Nelson 1-3-8-19, A.J. Johnson 1-4-3-17, Michael Hickman 3-0-2-8, Justin Skaggs 1-0-1-3, Michael Purdy 6-1-4-19, Michael Valentine 1-0-0-2, Cody Farney 2-0-0-4, Nicholas Chabot 1-0-2-4, Jeffrey Pendleton 0-0-2-2. Totals: 16-8-22-78.