After defeating the South Point Pointers Tuesday night, Portsmouth coach Gene Collins said Friday night’s Trojan game against the Chesapeake Panthers was a must win for his squad if they still wanted to be in contention for the OVC title. The must win game would be no easy task, as the Trojans had to travel to Chesapeake High School to take on the Panthers.
With the help of three Trojans reaching double figures, Portsmouth was successful in their task of defeating the Chesapeake Panthers, 64-55. The win also prevented the Trojans from falling three games behind the leaders in the OVC.
Ky’re Allison, Kendal Reynolds, and Ethan Leonard, all had great performances against the Panthers.
Allison led the Trojans in scoring Friday night, as he added 24 points to his career total. The senior guard had a breakout fourth quarter, where he scored 12 of his 24 points.
Kendal Reynolds had yet another solid outing, as he added 14 points for the Trojan cause. Reynolds had a big third quarter, where he hit his only three-pointer, as well as shotting three for four from the foul line.
Ethan Leonard helped set the tone of the game for Portsmouth in the first quarter. He hit three three-point shots in the first quarter to help the Trojans move on to victory over the Panthers.
Leonard would eventually add another four points to his total, ending the night with 13 points.
The Panthers were led by Meadows and Webb, who scored 22 and 13 points respectively.
The Trojans will have a busy week coming up as they prepare to play four games, including a home game Tuesday night against another OVC foe, the Ironton Fighting Tigers. Tipoff will is set for about 7:30 p.m.
Chesapeake – Meadows 10-2-22, Webb 5-0-13, Steven 3-0-8, Rhoades 3-0-6, McComas 2-0-4, Dotson 1-0-2
Three-point field goals – Chesapeake 5 (Webb 3, Steven 2) Portsmouth 8 (Leonard 3, Johnson 2, Malone, Reynolds, Allison)
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