PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth rolled past Chariho High, 62-25, in a nonleague girls basketball game Friday night, the season opener for both teams.

The Division I Patriots pulled away in the first half, leading 35-16 at the break. Alexis Greffen finished with a game-high 21 points.

Spencer Shiels paced the Division II Chargers with 12 points, two rebounds, three assists and four steals. Ally Buckley added three points and eight rebounds.

Chariho played without two starters: Kate Powers and Annaliese Kenney.

"It was good for our young kids to get some playing time," Chargers coach Tom Gilligan said. "But [Portsmouth is] a real good team, and that's a tough place to play and we only shot 26 percent.

"Lexi Greffen is probably one of the best players in the state," he added. "We had trouble with her."

Chariho doesn't play again until Dec. 17, at Classical at 6 p.m.

Ken Sorensen

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