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Park View girls rout Sussex to get back on track

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Park View's Dasia Harris contributes strong defensive play with this blocked shot against Sussez’s Chenelle Jones at PVHS Tuesday night. (Steve Hinzman photo) / January 24, 2018

The Park View varsity girls entered play last Tuesday night at a crossroads of sorts, facing the Sussex Lady Tigers in a game that was postponed earlier in the year due to winter weather.

Coming off an 0-3 performance the previous week, with losses to Surry, Brunswick and Meadowbrook, head coach Mike Barmoy and the team knew they had to right the ship before falling too far behind in Tri Rivers District action.

And they succeeded with a 63-30 rout of the visiting Sussex squad at home Tuesday.

The first period was a decidedly lopsided affair and the Lady Dragons quickly established dominance. Talented ball handler Mikya Harrison opened the scoring for Park View and several of her teammates quickly followed suit. Harrison dropped in seven points in the stanza and her supporting cast included Jaidyn Lamb with five points, Niaya Hawkins with four points and center Tyonne Montague adding two from the free throw line. The Lady Dragons outscored Sussex 18-2 in the first period.

Although it wouldn’t have seemed possible, PV’s Harrison was even more active in the second period. She accounted for eight of the Lady Dragon’s 12 points in the period as she went to the charity stripe six times in the stanza and made all six tries, plus a field goal. Nikki Shabenaz contributed two points coming off the bench and Montague sank two free throws to help the Lady Dragons match the 12-point output of the Tigers for a 30-14 lead at halftime.

The Lady Tigers did have some success in the second period as they seemed to figure out some of the Dragons’ defensive tactics. C. Jones, P. Thomas, S. Baines and A. Bugg all contributed to the Sussex scoring total but Park View still was comfortably ahead at halftime.

The third period was dominated by the Lady Dragons. Defensively, they turned up the wick and both Montague and Lamb got solid blocks on the Lady Tiger shooters. Lamb in particular augmented her defense with a strong offensive performance, scoring six points in the period to lead all players. Harrison added five more to her total, Montague added four and Teonia Watts popped for two points.

Not long after scoring her only points of the game, Watts got her feet tangled up with a Lady Tiger defender and fell awkwardly to the floor. Then in a scary turn of events, a Lady Tiger player also fell and landed squarely on Watts’ head, driving her face-first into the hardwood floor. After more than a few anxious moments, Watts was helped to the bench where she would remain for the rest of the game with an ice pack to the injured area.

PV went on the win the third period by nine points, 17-8 and would open the fourth with a dominant 47-22 lead.

The final stanza continued the trend from the previous three. Park View defenders swarmed Sussex shooters, contesting nearly every shot. Park View also demonstrated a distinct advantage at the boards, out rebounding their opponents by a significant margin.

Harrison rounded out her game-high 25 points with a deuce and a deep trey that touched nothing but net. J. Lamb also hit a beautiful three-pointer of her own and A. Tanner, A. Williams, A. Wood and N. Hawkins added two apiece in the fourth as PV rolled to an impressive 63-30 victory.

After Harrison, Lamb was Park View’s top scorer with 14 points, followed by Montague with eight.

Afterwards Coach Barmoy stated, “We got a lot better effort tonight than we got last week [versus Brunswick] and this effort was an improvement even over the hard work they did against Meadowbrook so I’m pleased to see that.

“You know it’s just a matter of keeping it all together, that’s what we’ve got to do,” he said.


PV – N. Shabenaz 2, J. Lamb 14, T. Watts 2, M. Harrison 25, A. Tanner 2, A. Williams 2, A. Wood 2, N. Hawkins 6, T. Montague 8

SHS – C. Jones 3, P. Thomas 9, M. Bates 7, M. Hill 3, S. Baines 2, A. Bugg 6

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