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Trojans use 3s to top Panthers

Jim Walker

jim.walker@irontontribune.com

 

PORTSMOUTH — The “3s” were “2-much.”

The Portsmouth Trojans knocked down 11 3-point goals en route to a 72-62 Ohio Valley Conference win over the Chesapeake Panthers on Tuesday.

Ky’re Allison pumped in 29 points including three 3-pointers to lead the Trojans to the key OVC win.

Kendall Reynolds hit a pair of triples and scored 20 points as Portsmouth improved to 4-4 and 2-1 in the league. Ethan Leonard had three 3-pointers and D.J. Eley added two more off the bench.

Chesapeake (7-2, 3-1) tried to keep pace as the Panthers made eight 3-pointers including five by Jake Stevens who scored 17 points.

Gage Rhoades als0 had 17 points and Brad Meadows added 10 points.

Portsmouth took an 18-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Trojans began to pull away in the second quarter. A layup by Reynolds and a 3-pointer by Allison after a turnover put Portsmouth up 39-25 at halftime.

The Trojans scored six unanswered points to begin the second half and built a 45-27 lead midway through the third quarter before the Panthers cut the deficit to 54-40 at the end of the quarter.

Chesapeake outscored Portsmouth 22-18 in the fourth quarter but the Panthers were unable to get any closer.

On Friday, Chesapeake entertains Ironton while Portsmouth hosts Fairland in league games.

Chesapeake 13 12 15 22 = 62

Portsmouth 18 21 15 18 = 72

CHESAPEAKE (7-2, 3-1): Jake Stevens 1 5 0-0 17, Gage Rhoades 6 1 2-2 17, Brad Meadows 4 0 2-4 10, Casey McComas 2 1 1-2 8, Kolton Webb 1 1 1-2 6, Wesley Stephens 2 0 0-0 4. Totals: 16 8 6-10 62.

PORTSMOUTH (4-4, 2-1): Ky’re Allison 9 3 2-2 29, Kendall Reynolds 5 2 4-4 20, Ethan Leonard 0 3 0-0 9, D.J. Eley 0 2 0-0 6, Reese Johnson 2 0 0-0 4, Trent Rodbell 0 1 0-0 3, Jordan Lucas 0 0 1-2 1. Totals: 16 11 7-8 72.