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Jack Janson gets an easy lay-up against the Dragons of Appomattox Regional Governor’s School. (Steve Hinzman photo) / January 23, 2019
After traveling to Surry and losing to the Cougars 71-57 on Wednesday night, the Park View Dragons played again Friday in Petersburg against the Dragons of Appomattox Regional Governor’s School and took away a satisfying 63-27 win.

The Friday night contest was ARGS’s Homecoming celebration and drew a nearly packed house. Park View jumped out to a quick early lead, quieting the crowd and allowing the visiting Dragons to take control of the contest.

Park View head coach Danny Watkins opened the game with five starters that normally come in sometime after the opening tip. After winning the tip the PV Dragons quickly worked the ball inside to Jack Janson who scored the opening points just three seconds into the contest.

Park View would go on to score 26 points in the period with Janson and Josh Boyd getting seven points each, followed by Jaison Dugger and Demetrius Bugg with five apiece and two from Deandre Miles.

ARGS was led by C. Williams with four points, B. Baker and K. Munroe with three each and two from B. Cancino.

Park View scored early in the second and kept the pressure on. Latavion House hit a deuce at the 7:30 mark followed by a trey from J. Boyd that touched nothing but net. PV senior Hunter Sykes found his range and dropped back-to-back threes at about the midway point of the frame, giving PV a solid 40-13 lead.

J. Dugger put together back-to-back deuces and the first half ended with Park View handily in control, 45-15.

Dugger opened the third quarter with two more quick points towards his game-high total of 14 points. Park View’s offense hit its stride as L. House posted seven points, Dugger three and Kion Gilliam two. ARGS, meanwhile would have their best performance of the game in the third period, getting 10 points from Williams (4), Baker (3) and Munroe (3).

ARGS struggled on offense in the fourth quarter as the Park View defense turned stingy. B. Cancino hit a deuce at the 7:50 mark and that was the last of the points for the host Dragons from Petersburg.

For Park View, Jack Janson had three points in the fourth period as the Dragons won going away, 63-27.

Dragons Fall on the Road to Tough Surry Cougars

Wednesday night, the Dragons hit the road to face the Cougars of Surry County High School. The Cougars appear to be in the driver’s seat to claim the Tri-Rivers District regular season title and they played like it Wednesday night, vanquishing the Dragons 71-57.

The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, outscoring Park View 18-9 in the first period. Monte Pope, who would lead all scorers for the game, paced Surry in the frame with seven points. D. Bugg scored four points for the Dragons, L. House added three and Hunter Sykes posted two.

The Dragons got hot in the second period, scoring 20 points, but unfortunately the Cougars were hot as well and scored 21 points of their own to take a 10-point lead to the break, 39-29.

The third quarter saw Park View outscore Surry 14-11 to cut the lead to 50-43. The Dragons were led by H. Sykes who drilled two treys for six points followed by three from Demetrious Bugg, two each from Deandre Miles and Josh Boyd and a single point from TJ House.

The Dragons matched their third period point total with 14 in the fourth quarter, but they were unable to stop Surry, which posted 21 to take the 71-57 victory. TJ House and Dugger scored four points each for Park View in the final frame but the Cougars were just too strong in the closing moments.

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