The Trojans hosted the Warriors in a battle for third place in the SEOAL. Without the services of Nate Cadogan, the Trojans struggled mightily on the glass as well as their shooting from the perimeter. The Warriors were able to shoot lights out going 31-of-50 from the field and forced 15 turnovers to aide their cause.
The loss finishes the Trojans' regular season with a mark of 9-11 overall and 7-6 in the league.
"We didn't play very well tonight," said Portsmouth coach Josh Shoemaker said. "We didn't hit shots and, in turn, we didn't defend to what we feel we're capable of. It just wasn't a very good effort tonight."
The Trojans were led by Forrest Johnson who scored 15 points and dished out four assists. Andrew Bendolph added 10 points in the losing effort.
For Warren, Clay Ellenwood led the team with a game-high 23 points, including five balls from the 3-point line. Sam Majoy had 15 points with five boards, Craig Call added 14 points and eight rebounds and Grant Venham chipped in with 12 points.
Portsmouth led by one point, 5-4, early on in the contest when the Warriors made a move. A 10-0 Warren run opened up a nine-point edge with three minutes left in the opening quarter. The Trojans were able to trim the lead to eight by the end of the quarter.
In the second period, Portsmouth found a little rhythm and found itself trailing by four with 2:33 left in the half, but Warren had the answer and pushed the lead back to eight as the teams headed to the lockerroom.
A quick second half start for the Trojans brought some promise as the team once again shaved the lead to four, but Warren took off on an 8-0 run to extend the lead to 12 and the Warriors never looked back. The lead grew to 14 by the end of the quarter and reached 18 at one-point in the fourth quarter before Portsmouth fought back and ended the game on 16-4 tear.
But it was all too little, too late as Warren claimed third place in the SEOAL.