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Dragon forward L’Anthony Joyner drives the lane for two points in Park View’s win over Bluestone last week in South Hill. / January 29, 2020
Park View varsity boys drop one on the road, win two games at home

The Park View varsity boys basketball team traveled to South Boston last Tuesday to face the Halifax County Comets and fell 64-50. The Dragons then returned home on Thursday to host the Bluestone Barons and got a non-conference win, 74-49. On Friday night the Dragons wrapped up their week in South Hill by vanquishing the visiting ARGS Dragons, 84-57.

Park View 74, Bluestone 49

The Bluestone Barons visited Park View last Tuesday and were unable to improve upon a disappointing 3-10 record coming into the game. The Barons were looking to get even with the Dragons after a 56-52 loss in Skipwith on Dec. 20. But the Dragons were having none of it and buoyed by the home crowd, they stormed to a 25-point win, 74-49.

The Barons held their own through the first period, matching the Dragons nearly point for point as the frame ended with PV leading 17-16. For the Dragons, Darius Hyman led the way with five points. Adam Crabel and Josh Boyd added a trey each and Latavion House, Eli Fadool, and Anthony Gardner contributed two points each.

The Barons were paced by Nic Abernathy who poured in six of his game-high 15 points. Mike Harris, who finished with 12 points for Bluestone, dropped in four in the first period. Tywen Hatcher added three.

The Barons were outscored badly in the second frame. 21-11. Harris paced Bluestone with six points while on the Park View side, TJ Alexander led the way with seven.

The Dragons took a 38-27 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Barons pushed hard to begin the second half, but the Dragons were able to keep pace and hold Bluestone at bay. Park View scored 18 points in the third stanza and held the Barons to 15 to extend the lead. Six Dragons put up points in the third with E. Fadool posting four, AJ Bracey four, L. House three with A. Crabel, J. Boyd and D. Hyman posting two points each.

For the Barons, Abernathy nailed a pair of treys for six points, K. Jones added a trey and Shearin, Martin, and Small added two points each.

The Dragons went on to torch the Barons in the fourth to win going away. Eight Dragons got on the scoreboard in the frame as PV outscored their guests, 17-7.

PV Box: J. Boyd 11, D. Hyman 10, A. Crabel 10, TJ Alexander 9, L. House 7, E. Fadool 6, AJ Bracey 6, L. Joyner 5, A. Gardener 5, K. Malone 5,

Bluestone Box: N. Abernathy 15, M. Harris 12, D. Shearin 6, V. Small 5, K. Jones 3, T. Hatcher 3, C. Martin 2

Park View 84, ARGS 57

The Appomattox Regional Governors School Dragons came to South Hill to face the homestanding Dragons and despite an impressive performance by ARGS junior C. Williams, who scored an astonishing 49 points on the night, Park View got the win.

ARGS beat Park View in the first period as Williams started his torrid scoring, putting up 10 of his team’s 14 versus eight points for Park View. AJ Bracey led PV with four points while K. Malone and S. Minor added two each.

Park View found its range in the second quarter as eight Dragons combined for 35 points. L. House led the way with 11 points followed by L. Joyner, A. Crabel, E. Fadool with four points apiece and AJ Bracey, C. Minor, and J. Boyd added three each.

C. Williams scored all five of ARGS’ points as Park View took a commanding 43-19 lead at the half.

Williams was on fire in the second half, scoring 15 of his team’s 19 points in the third and all 19 points for ARGS in the fourth. His 34-point second half performance wasn’t enough, however, and PV scored 24 in the third quarter and 17 in the fourth to take the Tri-Rivers District win.

PV Box: A. Crabel 19, L. House 11, K. Malone 10, AJ Bracey 9, L. Richey 8, A. Gardner 7, C. Minor 5, L. Joyner 4, E. Fadool 4, S. Minor 4, J. Boyd 3

ARGS Box: C. Williams 49, J. Williams 4, J. Walton 2, M. McAdams 2

With the week’s results, Park View improved to 11-7 overall and 9-4 in the Tri-Rivers District. Looking ahead, Park View was scheduled to travel to Lawrenceville for a tussle with the Brunswick Bulldogs on Tuesday, Jan. 28, followed by another road trip to Windsor on the last day of January. The Dragons will host Franklin on Feb. 5 before closing out the regular season on the road at Southampton for a pivotal TRD matchup.

As the regular season winds down, the Greensville County Eagles lead the district with a 12-1 record. Brunswick County is hot on the Eagles’ tail at 10-1, followed by Park View at 9-4, Southampton at 8-5, Sussex Central at 6-6, Surry County 6-7, Franklin 5-7, Windsor 1-11 and ARGS at 0-13.

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