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Lady Dragons drop three games by eight points

SoVaNow.com / January 22, 2014
Although the Park View Lady Dragons’ play improved last week, it still wasn’t enough to put them back in the winning column.

The varsity Dragon girls lost Monday night against Sussex Central, 50-47 and dropped another home game on Friday to the Greensville Lady Eagles, 35-33. On Monday night, the Lady Eagles took their rematch with Park View on the road, 35-32.

Park View coach Dale Gearheart has said that in every game since the team started its losing streak, the Lady Dragons have been one quarter away from a win — and sadly, he was proven correct in all three losses this week. Save for one bad quarter, the PV girls were clearly in each of their games and had opportunities to win.

Gearheart said in Monday’s rematch with Greensville, Park View actually took the lead late in the fourth quarter but could not hold it.

He said the team is continuing to push forward and hopefully will work through their woes before the slip in play turns into a true downward spiral. Gearheart commended the Lady Dragons on the last three games but was also honest enough to say, “We’ve got to win some ball games.”



Greensville 35,

Park View 3

Park View opened the game by jumping out to a 10-4 lead in the first quarter. Park View had another good period in the second, scoring 10 points to go into the half leading by six points at 20-14.

When Park View returned the court in the third, they left their game in the locker room. The ladies scored two points in the frame while Greensville went on to score 12 points and take a 26-22 lead into the fourth.

The Dragons played a good final period scoring 10 points but couldn’t shake the two-point third. Stats were unavailable for this game at press time.



Greensville 35,

Park View 33

Park View let a perfect opportunity slip through their hands for a win on Friday night when they failed to take advantage of a one-point, first quarter outing by the Lady Eagles.

At the end of the first it was 8-1 Park View, but by halftime Greensville had erased the Dragon lead and was up by one point, 17-16.

The Dragons and the Eagles played a close second half with Greensville outpacing the Lady Dragons 18-17 in the half.

Park View played a consistent game but only scored over 10 quarter points in the second when they hit for 16.

JaBreia Clark was the high hand for Park View with 8 points.



Team Scores:

Park View: Cook 6, Maupin 4, Tanner 6, Clark 8, Walker 2, Kimondo 2 and Wright 6.



Sussex Central 50,

Park View 47

Park View really played a decent game in this match up but could not capitalize on a three-point third quarter by Sussex.

Park View went to half only down by two at 21-19. And at the end of the third quarter led the game 28-24.

But the ladies failed to hold their home court and a strong 26-point second half helped to spell doom for the Lady Dragons.

Odicci Alexander paced the Dragons with 11 points; teammate Dare Wright poured in 10.

The Lady Dragons grabbed 28 rebounds, had 6 assists, 17 steals and two blocks in the losing effort. The team also committed 19 turnovers and had 32 team fouls.



Team Scores:

Park View: Cook 4, Maupin 8, Clark 4, Alexander 11, Whitby 7, Kimondo 3 and Wright 10.



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