Senators continue pace in postseason


Prepare to host Ironton in sectional final

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Portsmouth West senior Marion Phillips (11) attempts a three-pointer during the Senators’ 68-41 win over Oak Hill in a Division III sectional semifinal played at “The Rock”.

Portsmouth West senior Marion Phillips (11) attempts a three-pointer during the Senators’ 68-41 win over Oak Hill in a Division III sectional semifinal played at “The Rock”.


Courtesy of Joey Shupert

WEST PORTSMOUTH — Holding visiting Oak Hill to just 14 second half-points, the Portsmouth West Senators earned their first postseason win since the 2018 season.

That’s just one achievement-drought the No. 7-seed Senators are looking to end this postseason — as their 68-41 win over the No. 26-seed Oaks puts them into Friday’s Division III sectional championship versus No. 10-seed Ironton.

Senior Marion Phillips led the charge for West (17-4) against Oak Hill, with a team-high 13 points, including two of the Senators’ seven made threes.

Senior Luke Howard cashed in a team-best three made threes as part of his 11-point performance, joining Phillips and fellow senior Rodney Moore as those who reached double figures in the win.

Moore (12 points) scored four two-point field goals and went a perfect 4-of-4 at the free-throw line, while West as a team shot 13-of-19 on foul-shot attempts.

Each of West’s 15 players which dressed saw the court — 11 of which contributed to the Senator scoring column.

Oak Hill was led by Garred Stiltner’s team-high 12 points on five made field goals.

The win also completes a three-for-three sweep of Oak Hill for West, meaning each of its four losses have come from teams in the top four of the Southern Ohio Conference Division II race.

On Friday night, the Senators will host Ironton as they’ll attempt to end the program’s 23-year drought without a sectional championship.

They’ll get to do so on their home court at “The Rock” in West Portsmouth — an advantage that should play into their favor.

Tipoff from West Portsmouth is set for 7 p.m.

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Oak Hill 14 13 2 12 — 41

West 19 13 16 20 — 68

OAK HILL 41

Connor Clark 0 0-0 0, Brock Harden 0 2-5 2, Landon Hines 0 0-0 0, Nathan Hall 0 0-0 0, Aidan Hall 1 0-0 2, Kameron Maple 1 0-0 2, Johnnie Mullett 2 0-0 4, Braylon Howell 4 0-0 9, Garred Stiltner 5 0-0 12, Evan Fisher 1 2-4 4, Gavin Howell 0 4-4 4, Garrett McKinniss 1 0-0 2; TOTALS 15 8-13 41; Three-point field goals: 3 (Garred Stiltner 2, Braylon Howell 1)

WEST (17-4) 68

Ryan Sissel 1 1-2 3, Eli Adkins 0 0-0 0, Luke Howard 4 0-0 11, Tanner Cantrell 2 0-0 5, Jesse Dixon 1 0-0 3, Marion Phillips 5 1-2 13, Steven Sadler 0 0-0 0, Noah Coleman 3 1-3 7, Luke Bradford 1 2-2 4, Brandon Koch 0 0-0 0, Andrew Jones 1 1-2 3, Brennan Overby 1 0-0 2, Jacob Davis 1 3-4 5, Rodney Moore 4 4-4 12, Mitchell Irwin 0 0-0 0; TOTALS 24 13-19 68; Three-point field goals: 7 (Luke Howard 3, Marion Phillips 2, Tanner Cantrell and Jesse Dixon 1 apiece)

Portsmouth West senior Marion Phillips (11) attempts a three-pointer during the Senators’ 68-41 win over Oak Hill in a Division III sectional semifinal played at “The Rock”.
https://www.portsmouth-dailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2021/02/web1_Marion-Phillips-_-West-OH-2.jpgPortsmouth West senior Marion Phillips (11) attempts a three-pointer during the Senators’ 68-41 win over Oak Hill in a Division III sectional semifinal played at “The Rock”. Courtesy of Joey Shupert
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