BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — January 2
Portsmouth 67, Nelsonville-York 56
NELSONVILLE — The Portsmouth Trojans saved their best for last in Saturday’s road win over Nelsonville-York — scoring a game-best 24 points in the fourth and final period to propel them to an 11-point win (67-56) over the Buckeyes in non-league play.
Trojans junior Dariyonne Bryant scored 12 of his game-high 22 points in the final eight minutes on six made field goals, as Portsmouth outscored N-Y 24-16 in the fourth.
Bryant was one of three Trojans who scored in double figures, along with seniors Miles Shipp who had 19 and Chris Duff who had 14.
Duff nailed two of Portsmouth’s four made threes in the win, while Drew Roe and Michael Duncan had one apiece.
Roe scored five, Donovan Carr had four, and Duncan and Amare Johnson scored three apiece to round out Portsmouth’s scoring.
Nelsonville-York’s Drew Carter scored a team-high 18 points for the Buckeyes, while teammate Trevor Morresey had 16.
Portsmouth (3-2) is back in action on Tuesday (Jan. 5) when it will host Gallia Academy in Ohio Valley Conference play.
South Webster 54, Northwest 47
Ironton St. Joe 43, Western 40
Waverly 57, Fairfield Union 52
South Point 68, Ironton 63 (2OT)
Peebles at New Boston, ppd.
South Webster 60, Minford 31
MINFORD — South Webster junior Bri Claxon has been a scoring machine as of late and Saturday’s 29-point road win (60-31) for the Lady Jeeps was no different.
Claxon has posted more than 30 points in each of the Lady Jeeps’ last three contests, including a game-high 32 in their win over Minford on Saturday.
Indeed, Claxon managed to outscore the host Lady Falcons herself — as South Webster built a 40-11 halftime lead and coasted from there.
Junior Faith Maloney scored each of her eight points in the first half, while Kerith Wright scored her six in the second.
Liz Shupert, Skylar Zimmerman and Bella Claxon each scored four points, while Kennedy Murphy scored two in the win.
Minford senior Livi Shonkwiler had a team-high 11 points on five made field goals, as Addy Akers pitched in eight points.
Seniors Micah Thacker and Ally Coriell each posted four points, while Kynedi Davis and Haley Knore scored two apiece.
The Lady Jeeps raised their record to 5-3 and 3-2 in the SOC II, while the Lady Falcons fell to 1-6 and 1-4.
South Webster was back home on Monday night when it hosted Wheelersburg.
Minford was set to travel to Northwest on Monday night in SOC II play.
Berne Union 44, Notre Dame 28
Chesapeake 59, Ironton St. Joe 29
Western at New Boston, ppd.
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