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PV third in Halifax Holiday Classic
SoVaNow.com / January 02, 2014The varsity boys basketball team from Park View High School participated in the Holiday Classic held at Halifax County High School this weekend in South Boston. The Dragons finished third in the four-team field, taking the consolation game over Gretna, 56-32 on Saturday afternoon.
A Friday night loss to Person County (N.C.), 59-64, put the Dragons in Saturday’s consolation bracket.
The Dragons’ Matt Brown led all scorers with 21 points in Saturday’s game. Gretna was led by Dyon Rosser with nine points.
This game was knotted tied at nine at the end of the first period. Matt Brown paced the Dragons in the period with five points. Witcher led Gretna with four points in the frame.
The second quarter was terrible for Gretna as the Dragons’ defense limited the team to three points. Park View had 14 points in the quarter.
Brown knocked down five points in the period. Shyheim Goode scored four in the frame. PV took a 23-12 lead into the half.
Both teams’ offenses were more balanced in the third, with Park View outpacing Gretna by one point at 13-12.
Rashad Clary posted five of the 13 for PV. Kasmeir Smith dropped in four points. Gretna was led by, Bennett, Rosser and Witcher with four-points each.
PV closed the game with a strong fourth, scoring 20 points in the final period. Brown scored 11 points. Four other PV players had a basket apiece to take the 56-32 win.
Rosser scored four points in the final period for Gretna. Bennett and Shet Short added four in the period.
The first quarter was slow, as each team looked like heavyweight boxers feeling each other out. Witcher got Gretna out to an early 2-0 lead.
PV answered with four points by Deshon Coleman and Nigel Stanley. A three-pointer by Brown took the PV lead to 7-2.
Gretna scored seven straight to take a 9-7 lead. Brown went to the line with no time left on the clock after being fouled on a trey attempt. He sunk two-of-three at the line to tie the score at nine.
Clary got three points for PV when he drove the lane, was fouled and sunk the foul shot. Brown went to the line and hit for two. Noo-Noo Patterson drilled a jumper and Park View led, 16-9.
Glass scored three points for Gretna when he went to the foul line, hit one-of-two and followed his miss for a deuce.
Brown and Goode got treys for PV to take a 22-12 lead. Goode added one from the line for the 23-12 halftime score.
Gretna outscored Park View 8-4 in the opening minutes of the third quarter to get within seven points at 27-20.
Smith hit a basket for the Dragons and Bennett answered with a bucket for Gretna. PV posted seven points to end the quarter — Coleman went to the line and drilled both foul shots. PV led the game 36-24 at the end of the third.
Bennett popped a deuce to open the period. PV scored six straight. Brown drilled two jumpers and Johnathan Drummond added a basket.
Gretna drew a foul and went to the line but missed both shots. PV got six more points behind the shooting of Brown, Coleman and Goode for the 49-26 lead.
Rosser attempted a jumper, was fouled and hit both shots at the line. He followed that with a nice basket for two more.
But Park View was too much for Gretna and finished the game outpacing Gretna, 6-2 to end the game and claim the 56-32 consolation win.
PV: Kasmeir Smith-5, Nigel Stanley-2, Matt Brown-21, Rashad Clary-8, Shyheim Goode-6, Johnathan Drummond-2, Noo-Noo Patterson-2, Jared Jordan-2, Jonte Harris-2 and Deshon Coleman-6.
Gretna: Javon Bennett-8, Dyon Rosser-9, Santonio Witcher-8, Seth Short-2 and Virgil Glass-5.
Person County defeats Park View 64-59 in opening round
The Dragon boys played one of their most competitive games of the season on Friday night when they took on the Person County Rockets of North Carolina, coming up short by a score of 64-59.
Park View’s Kasmeir Smith led all scorers with 20 points. Teammates Matt Brown and Noo-Noo Patterson had 13 points each for Park View.
Park View scored 15 points in the first quarter, outpacing their opponents by four points.
Patterson scored seven points in the period after hitting two baskets and going three-of-three from the foul line. Kasmeir Smith added four points in the frame.
Jeremy Smith collected six points to lead the Rockets. Park View was up 15-11 at the end of the first.
The Rockets brought the offensive heat in the second period scoring 18 points. Marquis Torain had six points for the Rockets.
Park View’s offense scored 11 points in the second period. Brown knocked down five of the 11 with a trey and a deuce.
Person County led at halftime, 29-26.
The teams scored 37 points between them in the third quarter, with PV posting 17 points and Person, 20 points.
Patterson hit for six points; Harris and Smith had four points each for PV. The Rockets’ Rashi Richmond had six points, while teammates Torain and Smith added four points apiece for the 49-42 Person lead at the end of the third.
PV outscored Person by, one point at 16-15 in the fourth period. Smith had 10 points for PV in the final period — draining two treys and a couple of baskets.
PV: Kasmeir Smith-20, Matt Brown-13, Noo-Noo Patterson-13, Korey Cliborne-4, Jonte Harris-4 and Deshon Coleman-4.
Person County: Rashi Richmond-12, David Lamb-3, Marquis Torain-14, Trevon Tapp-4, Antwon Smith-8, LeRon Cash-9, Ebon Jay-4 and Jeremy Smith-10.
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