First game of the season: Portsmouth 47, Waterford 44..........the Trojans trailed the Wildcats 32-21 at halftime, but Coach Eugene Collins decided to press Waterford after the break, and it was the difference in the game. WHS scored only 12 points after halftime, and Portsmouth forced 17 turnovers. 6-3 senior Kendal Reynolds came through with some clutch baskets/FT's in the final 2 minutes. PHS still trailed 38-32 going into the 4th quarter, but won the battle in the final frame 15-6.
The Portsmouth Trojans will start their 3rd season of Ohio Valley Conference play in 2016-2017. Last season, the Fairland Dragons won the conference crown with a perfect 14-0 league mark. Fairland returns all 5 starters from a year ago, plus several key players off the bench. The Dragons starting 5 were all sophomores a year ago, and still they advanced to the district finals where they lost to eventual regional champion Lynchburg Clay. FHS should be a prohibitive favorite to capture another OVC crown.
The Portsmouth Trojans have a decorated state tournament history. PHS is 4th in state appearances, 2nd in number of decades making the state tournament (8), tied for 4th in state championship game appearances (8), and tied for 6th in state championships won (4). I researched a new category of state tournament performance, and once again the Trojans are among the elite programs. Below is listed the total number of wins in Final 4 play after the 2018-2019 state tournament:
Kyre Allison has added another prestigious honor to his outstanding career. He was named Tuesday the D3 Player of the Year in Ohio. He shares the award with Dantez Walton of #1 ranked Lima Central Catholic. Kyre had already garnered the SE District D3 POY award, and he also became the Trojans' all time leading scorer with 1,688 points. He grabbed 600 rebounds in addition to his scoring prowess.
He joins Dion McKinley as the only Trojans to win state POY in their division. Dion accomplished his D3 state POY award in 2012.
Here is the 2015-2016 Portsmouth Trojans Varsity Boys Basketball Roster. Note that there are a few players listed who will play both JV and varsity. Some info is listed on certain players.
Here is the 2015-2016 schedule for the Portsmouth Trojans........there are a few opponents and times of games that are uncertain at this time. Times of games are 6:00 (JV) and 7:30 unless otherwise noted.
The Portsmouth Trojans have had some remarkable 5 year runs of outstanding basketball. Under Coach Eugene Collins, the Trojans compiled a very good 94-33 record from 2011-2015. That ranks as the 4th best 5 year run in PHS history. Here are the top five 5 year periods of Trojan basketball in terms of winning pct.:
The 2015-2016 season should be a memorable one from a historical standpoint. 6-2 senior point guard Kyre Allison, barring injury, should become the Trojans' all-time leading scorer. Currently, Craig Tubbs (1979) holds the top spot with 1,485 points. Allison, who currently has 1,167 points in his career, should pass Tubbs late in the 2015-2016 season. Kyre has started since he was a freshman, and against Logan his first season, scored 26 points, leading PHS to a win at LHS. Those 26 points tied Andrew Bendolph's freshman mark set in the 2008 season, when Bendolph scored his vs. Chillicothe.
The Portsmouth Trojans are the winningest basketball program in the history of the SE District. PHS is 10th on the all-time wins list in Ohio with 1,476, and have 15 state appearances, which is 4th all-time in Ohio. The Trojans 37 district titles and 62 sectional titles are the best mark in the SE district. Below is listed the records of Portsmouth vs. the SE district top programs all-time, with highlights included.
Although most of this info is already contained in trojanhoops, here is a quick reference post about the outstanding accomplishments of Trojan basketball. These rankings include approximately 800 high schools in Ohio.
10th in all-time wins in Ohio (1,496--830) at the end of the 2022 season. Average record for 100 years: 15-8
State Tournament Ranks: