Trojans topple Gallia Academy, 67-36

Alex Hawley

February 17, 2014

PORTSMOUTH, Ohio — Going out in style.

The Portsmouth Trojans finished their final boys basketball season in the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League Saturday with a 67-36 victory over visiting Gallia Academy. The win gave PHS a share of the SEOAL title with Warren.

The Trojans (16-4, 7-1 SEOAL) outscored Gallia Academy (11-10, 2-6) 17-to-8 in the opening quarter and followed it up with the exact same margin in the second. Portsmouth expanded its lead to 50-26 headed into the finale and closed out the 31-point win with a 17-to-10 run.

Reid Eastman paced the Blue Devils with 17 points, followed by Alex White with seven and Seth Atkins with five. Isaiah Franklin added four points, Wes Jarrell marked two and Jacob Strieter finished with one to round out the GAHS total.

The Blue Devils had 30 team rebounds, led by Wes Jarrell with 10 and Strieter with five. Jarrell also led Gallia Academy with three of the team’s 10 assists, while Strieter anchored the defense with two blocks. Atkins had a team-high four steals, followed by Jarrell with three.

Portsmouth was led by Kendal Reynolds and Ky’re Allison with 15 points each, followed by Sky Oliver with 13. Isiaha Lisath had nine points, Khalil Lattimore added five, while Michael Sturgill had three. Hunter Gibson, Prudy and Alex Grashel each had two points, while Alex Dickerson rounded out the PHS total with one point.

Portsmouth also defeated GAHS on January 10, in Centenary by a count of 49-24.