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Dragon varsity boys take narrow win over Franklin, fall to Southampton in South Hill

SoVaNow.com / January 15, 2020
Park View started 2020 with a pair of games last week. On Wednesday, Jan. 8 the varsity boys basketball team traveled to Franklin and defeated the Cougars, 68-64. Park View returned to the friendly confines of Dragon gymnasium on Friday to host the Southampton Indians. The Indians shot 72 percent from the field and made 14 of 21 free throws in the fourth period to take the win, 84-74.



Park View 68, Franklin 64

The Park View Dragons opened the 2020 portion of their basketball season by traveling to Franklin on Wednesday to face the Broncos in a Tri-Rivers District match-up.

The Broncos broke out to an early lead, winning the first period 18-17. In the second period Park View turned up the heat on defense and allowed Franklin just 11 points while the Dragons poured in 26 to take a 14-point lead to the locker room, 43-29.

Anthony Gardner led the way for Park View in the second period, scoring 7 points. Josh Boyd and L’Anthony Joyner chipped in 6 apiece, Adam Crabel added 5 and Eli Fadool got a deuce.

Franklin came charging back in the third period, pouring in 15 points while holding the Dragons to 10 to cut the lead to 53-44. Helping keep Park View in it were Darius Hyman, TJ Alexander, J. Boyd and E. Fadool with two points each while L. Joyner and A. Garner added a free throw apiece.

The Broncos won the fourth period as well but not by enough to overcome the Dragons’ lead. Franklin scored 19 in the period but Park View got 15 to save the 68-64 victory. L. Joyner, J. Boyd, E. Fadool, A. Gardner and AJ Bracey shared the scoring for the Dragons.



PV Box score: D. Hyman 2, TJ Alexander 2, L. Joyner 15, J. Boyd 16, A. Crabel 8, E. Fadool 8, A. Gardner 13, AJ Bracey 4



Franklin box score: K. Jones 3, D. Perry 7, B. Powell 13, M. Barrett 16, L. Nichols-Porter 10, J. Bynum 3, D. Holden 12



Southampton 84, Park View 74

Park View hosted Southampton on Friday night and while they fought a tough battle, the Dragons just didn’t have enough to subdue the Indians, falling 84-74.

The first half of Friday night’s game was very competitive. The Dragons eked out an advantage in the first period, outscoring the Indians, 16-15. The Dragons utilized a balanced scoring attack in the first period, led by Adam Crabel and L’Anthony Joyner with four points each. Eli Fadool and Josh Boyd added three apiece and AJ Bracey Johnson scored two.

Southampton teammates J. Woodley and J. Johnson scored six apiece in the second period, pacing the Indians team to a 32-30 lead at halftime. Anthony Gardner led the way for PV with a pair of treys for six points. J. Boyd added four, TJ Alexander two and E. Fadool and L. Joyner each added a free throw.

Defense appeared to be non-existent as both teams ran the floor and poured in the points in the second half. Park View hammered the rim for 22 points in the third period, and in most instances this would be enough to win the stanza. Southampton was equal to the task and then some, pouring in 26 to extend the Indians lead to six, 58-52, as the third period ended.

Seven Dragons contributed to the effort offensively with L. Joyner scoring five of his team-high 22 points to lead the way. A. Crabel contributed four, J. Boyd and Latavion House added three points each with E. Fadool, AJ Bracey and Darius Hyman adding two points each.

The fourth period was nearly a carbon copy of the third as the Indians once again outscored Park View, 26-22. Trailing the entire period, the Dragons were forced to resort to committing fouls to try and get back into it. Southampton’s A. Outlaw went to the charity stripe for 10 free throw attempts and converted seven of them. Outlaw led all scorers with 26 points for the game.

It was a valiant effort on the part of Park View and five Dragons got on the scoreboard in the final frame. L. House led the way with six points, J. Boyd and A. Crabel added five apiece, L. Joyner scored four and A. Gardner added a deuce.

With the split of the two games the Dragons now stand at 6-5 overall, 5-3 in the Tri-Rivers District.

The Dragons were scheduled to host the Sussex Central Tigers on Monday followed by a trip to Greensville to face the Eagles before returning to South Hill on Friday for a match-up against Surry County.





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