State Tournament Box Scores--1931/1961 State Champions

Here is the scoring summary for the 1931 Class AA state tournament:

State Semifinal: Portsmouth 16, Akron West 15

Akron West: Labbe 7, Podlish 1, W.Averitte 2, A.Averitte 4, O'Toole 1..........Totals: 5 FG, 5 FT, 15 points
Portsmouth: Moore 5, Cropper 6, Parker 0, Bricker 1, Doll 4..........................Totals: 6 FG, 4 FT, 16 points

Championship Game: Portsmouth 20, Canton McKinley 19

Portsmouth Trojans Decade by Decade Record

Here is a decade by decade record of the Portsmouth Trojans with highlights:

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:


The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 2011-2012

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

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:

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:

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)


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