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Dragon varsity boys wallop outmanned ARGS, Windsor / February 07, 2018
In a highlight reel night for the Park View varsity boys basketball team, Appomattox Regional Governor’s School went down in a grisly defeat, 104-27, Tuesday night in South Hill. Almost the entire PV roster got into the act, scoring wise.

PV outscored ARGS 32-4 in the first period, holding the overmatched visiting Dragons scoreless until the 2:58 mark. The hometown Dragons were led by Charlzae Holmes with 13 points and Hunter Sykes with five — one deuce coming on an awesome spin move in the paint. Shakur Bell, DeAndre Miles, Ma’khi Davis, Marctavious Holmes and Jatonio Seward contributed points as well.

The second period was more of the same although the ARGS squad did get a few more points, but they were still outmanned and outscored 24-14. The PV Dragons went to the locker room firmly in command, leading 56-18.

Park View was led in the second quarter by D. Miles with 13 points, and M. Holmes, C. Holmes, Bell, and Jaison Dugger added buckets, too.

In the third quarter, the Park View defense once again held ARGS to single digits. This time Demetrious Bugg stepped up for Park View and matched C. Holmes with 8 points each for the quarter. Many other Dragons scored to extend the lead to 63 points, 85-22, as the buzzer sounded to end the quarter.

The blowout continued with eight more minutes left to play in the fourth quarter, as Park View broke triple digits and ARGS hung in there until it was over. Charlzae Holmes led all scorers with 24 points for Park View, followed by Miles with 19 and Sykes with 13. All but one player in the PV lineup scored during the game.

PVHS 87, Windsor 35

After soundly thumping the ARGS Dragons, 104-27, just 24 hours earlier, coach Danny Watkins’ team took to the hardwood Wednesday to face a small but determined Windsor Dukes squad.

The game quickly became a showcase for Park View as every player got on the scoreboard and six Dragons hit double digits. Lopsided games are not a rare occurrence in high school sports but they are not the most entertaining way to spend an evening, unless your team is winning, that is.

PV bolted to a 21-9 first quarter lead behind a combination of effective defense and balanced scoring. Charlzae Holmes led the Dragons for the period with six points and Hunter Sykes added five with a deuce and a sweet trey from way outside the arc. Jaison Dugger and Ma’khi Davis added four each and DeAndre Miles got two to round it out for PV.

Demetrious Bugg got busy in the second for PV, hitting for six points, two via a dunk at the 6:20 mark. C. Holmes added five with a trey and a deuce and Nile Atwater and Sykes both added triples from outside the arc, and you could hear the swish of both above the crowd noise. Coach Watkins had to be pleased as five Dragons combined for a balanced effort to win the period 19-5 and take a solid 40-14 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The second half saw every Dragon get involved in the action as Coach Watkins got his less experienced players into the game in anticipation of the district and regional tournaments that start in just over a week. One area of domination was the Dragons’ offensive rebounding. J. Dugger led all scorers in the period with eight points, two coming on a beautiful assist on a fast break by D. Bugg. Bugg got four points in the period and M. Holmes, C. Holmes, Atwater and Davis contributed as well.

The fourth period was a bit of a formality as the running clock was activated early. PV added 20 more points to the visitors’ nine to send Windsor home with an 87-35 loss. On a closing note, credit has to go to Windsor and their head coach. The visitors demonstrated poise in a tough situation and everyone on the team got a chance to play.


PV; M. Holmes 4, M. Davis 12, C. Holmes 15, N. Atwater 13, L. House 2, D. Miles 2, D. Bugg 10, H. Sykes 12, J. Dugger 17

Windsor; A. Elder 5, J. Ashby 7, T. Walloe 2, M. Lee 2, M. Riddick 7, K. Holloway 5, E. Rogers 2, X. Ricks 3, J. Cruze 2

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