NHIAA Boys' Basketball: Portsmouth ends Pembroke win streak at 37
It was also the first loss at home for the Spartans since falling to Coe-Brown of Northwood in a tournament game on March 10, 2012. The 37 straight wins included six Concord Christmas tournament games this year and last.
Portsmouth’s Nick Mackey led all scorers with 19. De’Vonn Wilson-Miles had nine. For Pembroke, Kafani Williams had 16 and Pat Welch added 15.
“The guys were pumped since Tuesday,” said Mulvey. “But that’s a tribute to Pembroke’s program. Not just us but everyone in the state looks up to them.”
“And going 3-for-25 from 3-point range was not a bright spot for us,” said Alosa. “We have to be more aggressive. We can’t settle for outside shots.”
Pembroke had one last shot down 52-49 with seven seconds left, but Welch lost the ball out of bounds.