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Dragons hand Surry first loss of young season

SoVaNow.com / December 18, 2019
The Park View boys varsity got a key district win on the road early last week when the Dragons traveled to Surry County and handed the Cougars their first loss of the young season, 68-50.

Park View returned home to host a stout Halifax Comets team on Wednesday and were defeated soundly, 63-29. The Dragons hit the road again on Friday the 13th and handed Appomattox Regional Governors School (ARGS) a 58-45 setback.

The Dragons finished up a busy week at the Sussex Central Classic, facing the Armstrong High School Wildcats in a non-conference game on Saturday, Dec. 14. Despite a breakout, 27-point performance by junior guard Josh Boyd, Park View fell by a score of 49-39 (story above).

Park View vs Halifax (December 11)

The Comets of Halifax County High School used a balanced offensive attack to defeat the homestanding Dragons last Wednesday in a non-conference matchup at PVHS.

The Comets had nine players get on the scoreboard, and after outpointing PV 18-8 in the first period Halifax never looked back en route to the win.

The Dragons did manage to outscore Halifax in the second period, but it was a meager victory, 12-9 in favor of the Dragons. Josh Boyd nailed a pair of treys and added a point from the free throw line to pace the Dragons in the second. Halifax took a 27-19 lead into the locker room at the end of the first half.

The Comets opened the second half like a house afire, posting 22 points while holding Park View to just six. The outburst staked Halifax to a commanding 54-26 lead as the final frame began.

With the game pretty much decided, both teams took the opportunity to get some playing time for their respective benches in the fourth period and the Comets outscored Park View 9-3 for a final score of 63-29

PV box scor: J. Boyd 11, TJ Alexander 5, L. House 5, A. Crabel 3, L. Joyner 2, S. Minor 2, C. Minor 1



Park View vs ARGS (December 13)

The Dragons traveled to Petersburg on Friday to face the Dragons of the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School.

PV head coach Danny Watkins had to be pleased with the fact that 11 of 12 Dragons scored points in the match-up. The balanced Park View attack led to a 58-45 win for the visiting Dragons.

PV Box scores: TJ Alexander 7, L. Joyner 9, L. House 10, L Richey 1, A. Crabel 6, E. Fadool 9, A. Gardner 6, S. Minor 4, C. Minor 1, K. Malone 3, AJ Bracey 2

With the week’s results in the books, the Dragons now stand at 4-3, 4-1 in the Tri Rivers District.

Next up for Park View is an important Tri-Rivers District clash with the Brunswick Bulldogs today (Wednesday, Dec. 18) in South Hill. The Dragons are scheduled to travel to Skipwith on Friday for the basketball version of the King of the County game against the Bluestone Barons.





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