Herons 37-45 (3-3)

Mountaineers 47-35 (3-3)

Score (click for boxscore) Game MVP Hi Points Hi Rebounds Hi Assists
1. Mountaineers 102, Herons 94 Bill Laimbeer 26 Bill Laimbeer 22 Bill Laimbeer 10 John Bagley
2. Mountaineers 128, Herons 110 Byron Scott 30 Byron Scott 11 Adrian Dantley 11 Ennis Whatley
3. Herons 115, Mountaineers 107 Chuck Person 31 Chuck Person 18 Sam Perkins 10 Ennis Whatley
4. at Portsmouth
5. at Andes
6. at Portsmouth
7. at Andes
Andes leads series 2-1

Game 1 – Portsmouth traveled to Andes for game one of their playoff series. Chuck Person and Sam Perkins got in foul trouble very early, so Danny Schayes and Kenny Walker each tallied 9 first period points to give the Herons a 33-30 edge. Dale Ellis kept PMH up with 7 points in the 2nd and the visitors increased their lead to 54-49 at the half. Ellis and Bill Laimbeer led their respective teams with 15 each. Laimbeer continued to dominate in the low post with the Herons in foul trouble, scoring 8 more points in the 3rd and leading the Andes’ comeback. We had a 76-76 game heading into the 4th quarter. Portsmouth was up 85-78 with 8:26 to go, but the Mountaineers scored 11 unanswered points to take a 4-point lead. The Herons pulled within one, but Andes went on a 9-0 run to ice the game. Final score: Andes 102, Portsmouth 94. Laimbeer was game MVP with game highs of 26 points, 22 rebounds and 5 blocked shots. Pearl Washington added 20 off the bench. Walker and Ellis had 20 for PMH.

Game 2 – Portsmouth jumped out to a 6-2 lead, but that would be their only lead as there was only one lead change and Andes took over, eventually building a 27-point lead and winning 128-110. The Herons were successful in stopping game one hero, Bill Laimbeer, holding him to 15 points and 4 rebounds. They couldn’t stop Byron Scott, who had a game-high 30 points, 8 boards, 5 assists and 2 steals for game MVP. Adrian Dantley tallied 24 points and had a game-high 11 rebounds. Kenny Walker topped the visitors with 24 points. 

Game 3 – The game was tied once at 2-2 and from there, the Portsmouth Herons never trailed. They built a 23-point lead right before the end of the 3rd quarter. Andes tried a valient comeback in the 4th, outscoring the Herons 35-24, but ran out of time. Final score: PMH 115, ADM 107. Chuck Person pulled down 9 rebounds and had a game-high 31 points to get the MVP nod. Sleepy-eyed Sam Perkins added 21 points and a game-high 18 boards. Dale Ellis chipped in 21 as well. Byron Scott’s 18 topped the Mountaineers and Bill Laimbeer had 15 rebounds. 

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