PORTSMOUTH — Levi King scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Chariho High ended Portsmouth's seven-game winning streak with a Division II boys basketball win, 58-43, Monday night.
Portsmouth (12-5, 10-3 Division II) had won 12 of its last 14 games after opening the season 0-2.
"No question, it was our biggest win of the season," Chariho coach Corey Downey said. "To beat a team tied for first in our division shows how far we've come."
Downey said King was able to get some mismatches inside and also did a good job of "getting out" in transition.
"He's a really good offensive player," Downey said. "We have to get him in the right spot."
Chariho's Lucas Santos did a good job defending Portsmouth's Jack Skrzypiec, who finished with eight points.
"He's one of the top five players in our league. Santos made it difficult for him to get the ball and our help defense was good," Downey said. "And we did a good job of limiting them to one shot each possession."
Luke Fusaro and Dylan LaBelle finished with 12 points each. Chariho had another good night at the free-throw line making 22 of 29 attempts (75.8 percent). The Chargers are shooting 72.6 percent as a team this season.
Santos also contributed eight assists.
Chariho (10-8, 9-5 Division) has won four in a row and eight of its last 10. The Chargers hosts Middletown on Friday at 7 p.m.
LaBelle needs 20 points for 1,000 in his career.
— Keith Kimberlin