Portsmouth rolls over Mt. Hope at holiday tournament, 60-41

Downing, Lucenti score 16 points apiece

Posted 12/29/21

TIVERTON — Jack Downing and Calvin Lucenti each netted 16 points as the Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team cruised by Mt. Hope, 60-41, during the East Bay Holiday …

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Portsmouth rolls over Mt. Hope at holiday tournament, 60-41

Downing, Lucenti score 16 points apiece

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TIVERTON — Jack Downing and Calvin Lucenti each netted 16 points as the Portsmouth High boys’ varsity basketball team cruised by Mt. Hope, 60-41, during the East Bay Holiday Basketball Tournament at Tiverton High School on Tuesday night. 

Also contributing on offense were Jeff Brady (8 points), Luke Brennan (7), Henry Rodrigues (5), Ben Hurd (4), and Neal Tullson and Cal Mahoney (2 each).  

Portsmouth jumped out to a 16-6 first-quarter lead, led 30-18 at halftime, and 46-27 after three quarters. 

The Patriots travel to Barrington on Tuesday, Jan. 4, for a game against the Eagles. They’ll play Westerly on the road on Thursday, Jan. 6. Both games start at 7 p.m.

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