Portsmouth Trojans vs. Undefeated Teams in the Tournament

Here is a list of how the Trojans have fared against undefeated teams in the tournament:

Portsmouth High School Hall of Fame Basketball Members

Here are the basketball members of the Portsmouth High School Athletic Hall of Fame:

The Portsmouth Trojans and League Play

The Portsmouth Trojans have been a member of several leagues throughout its history. Here is some info about each of those leagues:

SEOAL: 1925-1926-1927.......currently 2007-Present

The 1979 AP Poll Champion 18-0 Portsmouth Trojans

The 1979 Portsmouth Trojans are the only PHS basketball team to have ever won an AP Poll championship, having done so with a perfect 18-0 mark. PHS returned 3 starters from its 1978 state championship team, those being Craig Tubbs, Scot Taylor, and Scott Burrows. Jack Bendolph and Kirk McMahon rounded out the starting 5. The Trojans had several close calls during the season, as they edged Chillicothe 51-50 on Craig Tubbs free throw line jumper with just seconds to play. PHS then squeaked by Columbus Mifflin 57-55 on Kirk McMahon's baseline jumper just before the buzzer.

Portsmouth's Record vs. Common Opponents

Here is some info about Portsmouth vs. common opponents:

Ironton

The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 2011-2012

Here is some info about the Portsmouth Trojans state tournament teams of 2011 and 2012:

2011
Record: 21-5 Coach: Eugene Collins
Notable wins: Chillicothe, Warren, swept Logan, Jackson, Gallia Academy, won at Ironton 66-41
Top players: Dion McKinley, Wayne Evans, Andrew Bendolph, Zaide Whitely, Tre Underwood, Len Collins, Mason Jordan
State tournament result: Lost to Cleveland Central Catholic 58-47 in state semifinals

The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 1980-1988-1990

Here is some info about the Portsmouth Trojans state tournament teams of 1980, 1988, and 1990:

1980
Record: 21-6 Coach: Dick Hopkins
Notable wins: Wheelersburg, #1 AP Willard, Athens, Marion-Franklin, Ironton
Top players: Marcus Bendolph, Kirk McMahon, Troy Jackson, John Mitchell, Keith Wilburn, Kevin Wilburn
State tournament result: Beat #1 AP Willard in state semifinals 65-53, lost to Hamilton Ross 45-44 in state championship
Special note: Marcus Bendolph scored 37 points in the two games for 3rd highest total by a Trojan in state tournament play

The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 1941-1961-1978

Here is some info on the Trojans state tournament teams of 1941, 1961, and 1978:

1941
Record: 16-5 Coach: Peg Ellcesser
Notable wins: Marietta, Akron North, Dayton Roosevelt, Sciotoville, Chillicothe, Ironton, Springfield, Zanesville
Top players: Joe Babcock, Sparky Echols
State tournament result: Lost to Lakewood in the first round of the Sweet 16 (1941 would be the last PHS appearance in the Sweet 16 state tournament)

The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 1931-1934-1939

The Portsmouth Trojans made 3 appearances in the OHSAA state tournament in the 1930's. Here is some info about each of those teams:

1931
Record: 20-2 Coach: Red Hopkins
Notable wins: Marietta, Lima Central, Hamilton, Columbus North, Dayton Stivers, Cincinnati Walnut Hills, Corinth(KY)
Top player: George Noel (All-Ohio)
Special note: Beat Hillsboro 36-14, Chillicothe 33-6, Greenfield 37-11 in tournament
State tournament result: Beat Akron West 16-15 in semifinals, beat Canton McKinley 20-19 for state championship

The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 1925-1926-1927-1929

The Portsmouth Trojans made 4 appearances in the OHSAA state tournament in the 1920's. Here is some info about each of those teams:

1925
Record: 11-2 Coach: Gail Vanoorsdall
Notable wins: Swept Ironton and Ashland(KY) twice, beat Chillicothe, Huntington, Portsmouth West, Portsmouth East
Special note: The OHSAA state tournament was formatted in a Sweet 16 at this time
State tournament result: Lost to Springfield in the Elite 8 (Springfield won the state title)

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