PORTLAND The Portland High School boys basketball team suffered a 47-32 loss to visiting Rossview in a Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) Hall of Champions game played on Friday evening.
The Panthers (1-1) didn’t score more than nine points in any quarter, trailing 22-14 at halftime and 30-23 entering the fourth quarter.
Portland senior forward Caelum Utley scored 15 points, followed by Jay Crutchfield (9 points), Dawson Simmons (6) and Luke Jones (2).
Hawk sophomore Austin Jackson poured in a game-high 25 points, making seven 3-pointers.
Rossview’s boys improved to 2-0, and the Lady Hawks did the same with a 63-46 victory over the Lady Panthers.
The Lady Hawks outscored the host squad in each of the first three quarters, leading 39-25 at halftime and 57-28 entering the fourth quarter.
Senior guard Cristina Herrera led Portland (1-1) offensively with 12 points, followed by Al Chatmon (9 points), Rachel Jennings (8), Erica Keen (5), Mackenzie Trouten (4), Emily Brown (3), Taylor Cole (3) and McKenzie Fletcher (2).
Senior forward Mickey Head led Rossview offensively with 16 points, and sophomore forward Grace Dickinson provided 11 points.
The Panther squads open the regular season with games at Westmoreland on Tuesday evening.
Blue Devil squads fall
NASHVILLE The White House High School boys basketball team was outscored 22-10 in the fourth quarter, suffering a 55-49 loss at Maplewood in a Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) Hall of Champions game played on Thursday evening.
The Blue Devils led 21-20 at halftime and 39-33 entering the fourth quarter.
Junior Malik Morgan and senior Luke Hopkins led White House (1-2) with 12 and 11 points, respectively, followed by Bradley Cole (8 points), Gavin Herrell (6), Jared Ward (5), Logan Trimmer (4) and Cole Pond (3).
Junior guard Craig Blackshear led the Panthers (2-0) offensively with a game-high 17 points, and freshman teammate Bobo Hodges scored 10 points.
>> The Lady Devils opened their season with a 62-28 loss to Maplewood.
White House trailed 23-6 after one period of play, 31-13 at halftime and 52-24 entering the fourth quarter.
Sophomore guard Mackenzie Vaughn led the Lady Devils offensively with 11 points, followed by Bryanna Allen (3), Lauren Felts (3), Alyssa Armstrong (2), Hailee Ellis (2), Lexa Grubbs (2), Stephanie Palmer (2), Allyson Trimmer (2) and Bailey Hutchison (1).
Dashia Harris and Destiny Hayes led the Lady Panthers with 15 and 14 points, respectively.
The White House squads open the regular season by hosting East Robertson and Gallatin on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.