WINDHAM — Brothers Amir and Terion Moss combined for the first 18 points of Portland’s 21-point fourth quarter. By then the game was well in hand as the Bulldogs cruised to their 15th straight win of the season and their 37th consecutive victory over two seasons by beating Windham 72-53 on Wednesday night.

Last season was very impressive for the Bulldogs (an unbeaten state title season and 22-0 record), the present is looking real good, and the brothers gave a sampling of the future with their fourth-quarter performances.

Amir Moss is a junior guard who saw extensive playing time last season. His brother, Terion, is a freshman point guard who comes off the bench and often sparks the offense.

“I hope they appreciate playing together and the good memories they will have,” said Portland Coach Joe Russo.

The Bulldogs were quicker and more aggressive than Windham (9-6). Time and again, Portland beat the Eagles to the ball on the boards and scored on several put-backs.

“We always try hard to get to the boards,” said Amir. “That and our defense were the keys. The other was how we stepped it up.”


Windham matched Portland basket for basket in a fast-paced opening few minutes. The Bulldogs scored eight points at the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second to take a 20-10 lead.

Ryan Gorman scored Windham’s first basket of the second quarter, but Portland then went on a 9-0 run for a 29-12 lead.

Tanner Foley hit a 3-pointer and then Steve Alex scored the next six points – two foul shots and two layups, the first off a steal. Greg Gledhill scored for Windham. Amir Moss countered for the Bulldogs to make it a 17-point lead.

The Eagles closed the half with a brief run of their own, scoring six straight points and gaining confidence heading to the locker room, trailing by 11.

“We had a little lull just before halftime and I made sure I told them,” said Russo. “Windham had a nice comeback.”

The Eagles got it down to eight early in the third quarter after a Gorman 3-pointer and two foul shots by Kyle Kilfoil, but the Bulldogs spurted again and closed the third quarter with a 51-37 lead.


Amir Moss had 10 points in the fourth and Terion had eight. The other points came from freshman Owen Martinson, who hit a 3-pointer from the corner.

Portland lists four freshman on the roster and they all saw action.

“Portland is very athletic,” said Windham Coach Kevin Millington.

“Portland is really good at driving to the basket. That’s different than a lot of teams in the SMAA, which like to shoot the 3-pointer.”

The Bulldogs (15-0) had a another strong defensive performance.

They held Kevin Weisser, one of the top scorers in the SMAA, to six points, all in the second half. Weisser was coming off a 32-point performance against South Portland.


It was the first time Weisser, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, had failed to score in double figures this season.

“We focused on Weisser,” said Russo. “Amir had him in the first half and Joe Esposito had him in the second. We focused on him not only on an individual basis with Amir and Joe, but also as a team because we know the type of player he is.”

Amir Moss said the streak is on their minds but the team doesn’t let it affect their play.

“Individually I’m sure we think about it, but we don’t focus on it as a team,” he said.

Amir Moss led Portland with 17 points while Alex added 16.

Cedric Smith gave the Bulldogs a boost with his scoring and rebounding. Smith came off the bench in the first quarter to score six points.

Liam Densmore had five points in the opening quarter while Foley hit a couple of 3-pointers, one in the second quarter and one in the third to help the Bulldogs pull away.

Gorman led the Eagles with 10 points.

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