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Dragon jayvees wallop Bulldogs, stay perfect

SoVaNow.com / January 17, 2018
The Park View jayvees boys basketball team took on Brunswick Friday night and won the second meeting of the season between the two teams, 50-33, to remain undefeated in Tri Rivers District play.

The first quarter proved to be a preview of how the game would unfold as the Dragon boys won the quarter, 17-10. Park View got a solid performance from Derrick House who scored seven of his 10 points in the stanza. Multi-sport talent Josh Boyd was held two points, both coming at the free throw line.

The second period was similar to the first as PV won the quarter by a 13-10 margin. Dontavious Wilson scored four points in the frame and the two teams went to the locker room with the homestanding Junior Bulldogs trailing 30-20.

The third quarter saw the Dragon jayvees beginning to assert themselves on defense as they were able to hold Brunswick to only six points in the stanza while scoring 10 points of their own to extend the lead. Boyd came alive in the third, scoring eight of the team’s 10 points — two of which came after a stellar move on a fast break that left a Bulldog defender nearly shoeless.

Boyd also hit two points from the charity stripe and Adam Crabel chipped in two on an easy lay-up after his drop step isolated the Bulldog defender at the baseline. PV ended the quarter with a comfortable lead, 40-26.

The Junior Dragons continuing to dominate defensively in the fourth quarter as they were once again able to hold the Bulldogs to single digits — allowing only seven points while scoring 10. The highlight of the quarter, if not the game, came with 40 seconds remaining when Park View center L’anthony Joyner broke free on a fast break, took the pass from a teammate and completed a one-handed slam dunk that brought the crowd to its feet.

When asked afterwards what he liked in the performance, PV head coach Dakota Mitchell replied, “A win, a very hard fought for win. We played some great defense in the second half, we hustled a lot better in the second half than we did in the first, we had some very good fundamental basketball in the second half that we didn’t have in the first.

“We came out and put some points on the board and stopped them from putting points on the board and that’s key against a very, very good team,” said Mitchell.

Boyd finished as Park View’s top scorer with 13 points, with Derrick House adding 10 and Latavion House contributing nine.

T. Mays led the Brunswick effort with 10 points.





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