How Scoring 60 Points Makes a Difference Between Winning and Losing--Updated 2/12/2022

Submitted by trojan7 on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 23:50

Note: This is a remake of a previous article that was erased due to an outage earlier this week.

Scoring 60 points or more statistically makes a big difference between winning and losing. Since 2015, Portsmouth has had 77 games in which they scored at least 60 points. The record in those games is 63-14, which strongly indicates that scoring 60 points or more does indeed indicate a much greater chance of winning. From 2015--2018, the Trojans had 53 games of scoring at least 60 points, and the record in those games was 46-7. From 2019-2021, there were 24 games scoring at least 60 points, and the record in those games was 17-7 despite the fact that PHS had losing seasons in each of those years. Below is listed each year's overall record since 2015:

2015: 20-7
2016: 16-8
2017: 17-8
2018: 16-8
2019: 8-16
2020: 10-13
2021: 8-12

This past season (2020-21), Portsmouth had 10 games in which they scored 46 points or less. The record in those 10 games was 0-10. By contrast, the Trojans were 6-1 when they scored at least 60 points, and 8-2 scoring above 50. The only loss scoring at least 60 points was at Coal Grove 60-62 OT.

Update 2/12/2022: Portsmouth averaged 65.95 PPG for the 2021-22 season. The Trojans went 10-10 in the regular season and snapped a 3 year streak of losing regular seasons. It was PHS's highest scoring team going back before the 2014-2015 season, even higher scoring than the back to back Final 4 teams of 2011 and 2012.