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Defense triggers Panthers rout of Trojans

Jim Walker
jim.walker@irontontribune.com

PORTSMOUTH — The offense was good, but the defense was better.
The Chesapeake Panthers held the Portsmouth Trojans to single digit scoring in three of the quarters as they posted a 60-31 Ohio Valley Conference win on Tuesday.
Eli Archer scored 17 points and Levi Blankenship had 12 to lead a balanced offense. Tylan Hutchison added nine points and Trent Dearth scored eight.
Portsmouth (5-11, 2-8) was led by Miles Shipp with just six points.
Chesapeake dominated on both ends of the court in the first quarter by taking a 24-6 lead. Archer scored 10 points including a 3-pointer. Nathan Cox nailed a pair of 3-pointers while Travis Grim and Blankenship each hit a trey.
Blankenship had another trifecta and scored seven points in the second quarter to match Portsmouth’s output and it was 33-13 at the half.
Dearth hit a 3-pointer and scored five points while Hutchison added four points and Logan Walsh made a trifecta and it was 47-20 at the end of three quarters.
Hutchison had five points as five different players scored in the fourth quarter.
On Friday, Chesapeake hosts Ironton and Portsmouth entertains Fairland.
Chesapeake 24 9 14 13 = 60
Portsmouth 6 7 7 11 = 31
CHESAPEAKE (12-5, 5-5): Logan Walsh 0 1 0-0 3, Travis Grim 1 1 0-0 5, Nathan Cox 2 0 0-0 6, Levi Blankenship 2 2 2-2 12, Zander Schmidt 0 0 0-0 0, Austin Jackson 0 0 0-0 0, Trent Dearth 2 1 1-2 8, Tylan Hutchison 4 0 1-1 9, Jacob Lemley 0 0 0-0 0, Eli Archer 6 1 2-4 17. Totals: 17 6 6-9 60. Fouls: 8. Fouled out: None.
PORTSMOUTH (6-11, 2-8): Amare Johnson 0 0 0-0 0, Matthew Fraulini 1 1 0-0 5, Danny Lattimore 1 1 0-0 5, Jack Workman 0 0 0-0 0, Drew Roe 1 1 0-0 5, Miquel McKinley 2 0 0-0 4, Richie Bowman 0 1 0-0 3, Miles Shipp 3 0 0-0 6, Krow Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Brandon Clark 0 0 0-0 0. Totals: 8 5 0-0 31. Fouls: 11. Fouled out: None.