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|
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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