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South Boston News / January 22, 2020

The Park View Dragons boys basketball team won three games and lost one last week to improve to 9-6 on the season, 7-4 in the Tri-Rivers District.

The Dragons hosted Sussex Central at Park View on Monday, Jan. 13 and got the 63-36 win. They later traveled to Emporia and dropped an important Tri-Rivers District game to the Eagles of Greensville County, 62-42. The varsity boys returned to the friendly confines of Dragon gym and downed the Surry County Cougars, 56-47 on Friday evening. Next up for Park View was a trip to Lawrenceville on Saturday to participate in the Brunswick Classic Invitational, where they downed the Grafton Clippers in an overtime thriller, 55-54.

Park View 63, Sussex Central 36

Park View won all four periods in this Monday night contest, but the third period saw the Dragons break the game open, outscoring the Tigers 23-12 to effectively put the game away.

Park View outscored Sussex 13-11 in the first period with Adam Crabel and Josh Boyd each netting a trey, Darius Hyman and TJ Alexander added two points apiece, and Latavion House added one from the charity stripe.

The second period was a bit more lopsided with Park View winning 11-5. L’Anthony Joyner scored four, J. Boyd got three and D. Hyman and TJ Alexander added a deuce each for the Dragons.

Six PV players got on the board in the third period, contributing to the 11-point differential. D. Hyman scored eight to lead the way, J. Boyd added five, AJ Bracey had four and TJ Alexander, L. Joyner and Anthony Gardner all added two each.

Junior Josh Boyd led the way for Park View in the fourth period, scoring seven of his game-high 18 points. Eli Fadool added four, AJ Bracey three and TJ Alexander contributed two.

Greensville 62, Park View 42

The Dragons traveled to Emporia on Wednesday and lost for the second time this season to the Greensville County Eagles.

PV Box score: J. Boyd 15, A. Gardner 11, L. Joyner 8, L. House 2, TJ Alexander 2, E. Fadool 2, L. Richey 1, D. Hyman 1

Park View 58, Surry County 47

The Dragons played host to visiting Surry County on Friday night and got an all-important Tri-Rivers District win over the Cougars, 58-47.

Park View saw a balanced scoring attack during the game with 10 players posting points.

Park View took the first period, 19-11, the second 1-11, the third period, 14-9. The Cougars rallied for 16 points in the fourth period with Park View scoring only eight, but it was too little, too late and the Dragons got a much-needed win at home.

PV Box score: A. Gardner 9, J. Boyd 8, TJ Alexander 8, A. Crabel 7, L. Joyner 6, L. House 6, E. Fadool 6, AJ Bracey 4, D. Hyman 2, K. Malone 2

Brunswick Classic Invitational

Park View 54, Grafton 54 (OT)

Saturday the Dragons participated in the Brunswick Classic Invitational in Lawrenceville and faced the Grafton Clippers out of the Bay Rivers District. The 3A Dragons were playing “above their weight” against the 4A Clippers. The game came down to the wire with Park View squeaking out a one-point overtime win, 55-54.

Dragon head coach Danny Watkins orchestrated another broad offensive attack with eight Dragons putting points on the board. The Dragons won the first period 19-10 but fell into at tie after losing the second and third peri ods, 16-10 and 16-13, respectively.

Both teams battled hard in the final frame, scoring seven points each and sending the game to overtime. The Dragons got three points from J. Boyd with a deuce plus one at the free throw line. PV also got two points each from A. Gardner and L. Joyner to force the overtime.

In the extra period, Adam Crabel nailed a trey and A. Gardner posted a 2-pointer with L. Joyner getting a single point from the charity stripe.

PV Box scores: J. Boyd 12, L. House 10, E. Fadool 9, A. Gardner 8, L. Joyner 5, A. Crabel 5, D. Hyman 4, TJ Alexander 2

Looking ahead

With the week’s results the Dragons improve to 9-6 overall and 7-4 in the district. The varsity boys were scheduled to travel to Halifax County on Tuesday to challenge the Comets on their home court. After the trip to South Boston the Dragons will host Bluestone on Thursday and Appomattox Regional Governor’s School on Friday.


Lady Dragon senior Mikya Harrison pushes the ball to the hoop in a game earlier this season. Harrison led all Lady Dragons scoring 13 in a loss to Surry County at PVHS last week.

Lady Dragons Drop Two Win One on the Hardwood

The Park View Lady Dragons got a key district victory on the road last week, traveling to Emporia and defeating the Lady Eagles on their home court, 56-48. The Park View girls then came home for another Tri-Rivers District match-up and were defeated by the Surry County Lady Cougars, 63-46.

On Saturday, the Lady Dragons competed in the Brunswick Classic Invitational in Lawrenceville and were soundly beaten by the 5A Meadowbrook Lady Monarchs, 60-33.

Surry County 63, Park View 46

The Lady Dragons just couldn’t get any traction against the Surry girls on Friday night. Despite four PV players scoring in double figures, Surry won three of the four periods to win the game handily.

The Lady Cougars took the first period, 15-9, and followed in the second quarter with a 12-10 run to lead at halftime by eight, 27-19. Park View cut into that lead in the third period by winning the frame 15-12, to trail by just five points, 39-34 going into the fourth period.

But the Lady Cougars put the hammer down in the final stanza to pull away for the win. Surry doubled up Park View in the fourth, 24-12, for the 17-point win.

Park View box scores: M. Harrison 13, A. Williams 12, D. Watkins 10, T. Watts 10, J. Jackson 1

Brunswick Classic Invitational

Meadowbrook 60, Park View 33

The Lady Dragons traveled to Lawrenceville on Saturday to participate in the Brunswick Classic and faced a tough opponent in the Lady Monarchs of 5A Meadowbrook High School.

Meadowbrook, hailing from the VHSL Central District, came into the tilt looking vulnerable with a 5-5 record. But the ladies from Chesterfield proved to be more that the Lady Dragons could handle.

Park View struggled offensively and couldn’t establish a rhythm. As a result, the Lady Monarchs outscored the Dragons 13-8 in the opening period and 17-4 in the second, taking a 30-12 lead to the locker room for the half.

Although the Lady Dragons showed some signs of life in the third period, Meadowbrook still won the frame 15-11 to extend the lead to 45-23 entering the final period.

With the game basically out of hand, Dragons head coach Mike Barmoy took the opportunity to get some playing time for his younger players in the final frame. They acquitted themselves well enough but the Monarchs managed to win the fourth period, 15-10, to take the lopsided victory.

Park View box scores: A. Williams 8, S. Jansen 5, D. Watkins 4, K. Johnson 4, S. Garnes 3, S. Chavis 3, T. Watts 2, T. House 2, A. Green 2

With the week’s action, the Lady Dragons fell to 12-4 overall and 9-2 in the Tri-Rivers District. Next up the Lady Dragons will host the Bluestone Lady Barons this Thursday, Jan. 23 followed by ARGS at PVHS on Friday.

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