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Azaria Williams (10) drives the lane for two points in Park View’s victory over the Sussex Central Tigers Wednesday at PVHS. / February 19, 2020
The Park View Lady Dragons basketball team made a deep run into the Tri-Rivers District tournament this week but fell in the championship game, 63-29, to the Surry County Cougars. The season continues for the PV girls as they move onto the VHSL Class 3 A Regional Tournament. Park View earned a first-round bye, which means the girls will next play on Feb. 24 in the regional playoffs.

En route to the championship game against Surry County on Friday, the Dragon girls upended Sussex Central 60-44 in the quarterfinal round, then scorched the Lady Bulldogs of Brunswick 53-35 in the semifinals. That put PV in the district championship game against Surry County, with the affair played on a neutral court at Southampton High School in Courtland.

PV 60, 
Sussex Central 44

On Wednesday the Lady Dragons hosted the Lady Tigers of Sussex Central High School and jumped out to an early lead on their way to victory.

PV scored 19 in the opening frame while holding Sussex to nine. Head coach Mike Barmoy got a balanced attack from his team as six different Lady Dragons put up points in the period. Senior guard Mikya Harrison led the way with five points in the frame, while senior Azaria Williams and sophomore Jordyn Jackson each added four.

Park View scored 16 points in the second period but Sussex answered with 14 to stay in the running, albeit with 12-point deficit at halftime, 35-23. Lady Dragons Sophie Janson and Teonia Watts scored five points each in the frame with Harrison adding four points and Williams two.

Returning to the floor after halftime, the Lady Dragons kept up the pressure by outscoring Sussex by two points in the third period, 14-12. Watkins scored five for PV with Watts adding four. Janson and Williams got two each with Tyonne Montague contributing a point from the charity stripe to complete the scoring.

It was another two-point margin in the fourth period with Park View once again getting the best of Sussex, 11-9. PV got its offense from Harrison and Janson with four points each, boosted by two points from Nyjae Talley and a lone point from India Green.

Harrison led Park View with 13 points, while Jansen and Watts also broke double figures with 11 points each. Williams chipped in eight and Watkins added seven.

PV box scores: S. Janson 11, A. Williams 8, M. Harrison 13, D. Watkins 7, T. Watts 11, N. Talley 2, T. Montague 3, J. Jackson 4, I. Green 1

Sussex Box score: J. Walker 4, J. Birchette 6, D. Prusise 3, K. White 8, S. Motton 2, L. Ricks 19, S. Ross 2

PV 53, Brunswick 35

Game details were unavailable, but the Lady Dragons defeated the Lady Bulldogs at PV on Thursday evening by a score of 53-35. With the victory the Lady Dragons advanced to the Tri-Rivers District tournament final against the Surry Lady Cougars on Saturday.

Surry 63, PV 29

The Surry Lady Cougars have been the class of the field in the Tri-Rivers District this season. The Lady Cougars have dominated their opponents by large margins to go undefeated in the district. Surry, 21-4 overall and 19-0 in the TRD, were not going to be denied the tournament championship.

The Dragons met the Cougars at Southampton High School for the finale.

The Lady Dragons were limited to just three points in the first, eight in the second, 11 in the third and six in the final stanza.

Meanwhile Surry took a dominating lead in the first, scoring 20 points followed by 27 in the second, 12 in the third and four points in the final frame with the game in the bag.

PV box score: T. House 5, S. Janson 2, A. Williams 7, M. Harrison 2, S. Garnes 2, S. Chavis 5, T. Watts 2, T. Montague 4

Surry box score: B. Byrd 15, N. Kelly 16, M. Drew 3, A. Jones 5, J. King 9, K. Johnson 4, C. Lane 2, K. Shaw 2, A. Lee 4, C. Maynard 2

Coming up

Despite the loss to Surry, the Lady Dragons have earned a bye in the first round of the VHSL Class 3 A Regional Tournament set to start on Friday. The Lady Dragons’ first appearance will be on Tuesday, February 24.

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