BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD — January 26
Portsmouth West 54, Northwest 46
WEST PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth West Senators got back to their winning ways on Tuesday night — edging the visiting Northwest Mohawks by an eight-point (54-46) margin in Southern Ohio Conference Division II play.
The win elevated the Senators to 11-4 (8-4 SOC II), while the Mohawks fell to 6-9 (4-8 SOC II).
West led at every quarter change, including building up a 29-20 halftime lead.
Senior Marion Phillips led the Senators with a team-high 14 points, 12 of which came in the second quarter on five field goals and a pair of free-throw makes.
Noah Coleman added 10 for West — scoring five apiece in each half.
Ryan Sissel scored each of his eight points in the second half, while Luke Howard and Rodney Moore scored seven apiece.
Jesse Dixon and Luke Bradford each scored three, and Jacob Davis had two to round out the Senators’ scoring.
Northwest freshman Connor Lintz scored a game-high 25 points on eight field goals and 6-of-8 foul shooting, ahead of senior big man Brycen Carver, who finished with 14 on seven makes.
Dakota Secrest added five, Landen Smith and Caleb Scoggins had two each, and Jay Jenkins scored one on a lone free throw.
West is back in action on Saturday night with a non-league contest at Portsmouth, while the Mohawks host Wheelersburg on Friday night in SOC II play.
Eastern 53, South Webster 40
SOUTH WEBSTER — For the second time this campaign, the South Webster Jeeps suffered a loss at the hands of the Eastern Eagles.
The Eagles trailed the Jeeps 23-22 at halftime on Tuesday night, before outscoring their hosts 31-17 in the second half to improve to 3-9 (2-7 SOC II) with the victory.
South Webster, with the loss, falls to 6-9 (4-8 SOC II).
The Jeeps were led in scoring by Cam Carpenter’s team-high 13 points on five makes and 2-of-2 foul shooting.
Junior Trae Zimmerman added eight points, including two of the Jeeps’ five made three-point attempts.
Jaren Lower and Will Collins each scored seven apiece, as Connor Bender scored one to round out SW’s scoring.
Both Lower and Collins connected for two deuces and one trey.
Brennan Slusher scored a game-high 19 points, while Jake Tribby added 16 on six made shots and 4-of-6 foul shooting to lead Eastern.
Slusher sank five threes, four of which came in the second half along with 2-of-2 foul shots.
South Webster will travel to Clay on Saturday (Jan. 30) night for a non-league contest versus the Panthers.
Huntington 39, Clay 34
ALMA— Despite holding a 26-22 advantage after three quarters, the Clay Panthers fell victim to Huntington on Tuesday night in non-league play.
The victory improved the Huntsmen to 2-14, while Clay dropped to 3-12.
The Panthers were led in scoring by Shaden Malone’s game-high 17 points.
Huntington received scoring contributions from Dalton Black who had 10 and Dalton Haubeil who scored nine.
Clay is set to travel to East on Friday night in SOC I play, and host South Webster on Saturday night in non-league play.
Valley 74, Paint Valley 45
Waverly 62, Minford 59
Portsmouth at Rock Hill, ppd.
East at Green, ppd.