Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

February 19, 2014

Pike stops Mount in battle of the Views

By GARY DOVE
for the Daily Telegraph

WELCH — The PikeView Panthers came out of the dressing room pressing full court Tuesday night at the Castle and took  a 16-2 lead over the host Mount View Golden Knights en route to a 69-57 victory.

The Knights, who closed the deficit to 23-10 at the quarter’s end, turned the ball over four times before they attempted a shot against the 2-2-1 PikeView press.

Meanwhile, those turnovers translated into easy scores, as the Panthers scored the initial eleven points of the game.

Zach Meadows and Seth Wood scored seven and six points respectively in the inaugural frame for PikeView before the host View got somewhat untracked to score eight of the final thirteen points to close the gap.

Related Knight head coach Gary Brown, “We talked about they (Panthers) were going to come out in that full court pressure and they did.  We seemed to get rattled on the first possession and then turned it over three or four more (consecutive) times.  I thought maybe if we had gotten off to a little bit better start, we may have played better.”

Mount View did settle down to open the second period, outscoring the Panthers 15-6 in the initial 4:19 of the chapter.

Junior Rashawn Brooks canned a pair of threes in the run, including the final one in the run to close the deficit to 29-25.  Fellow junior Juwan Diggs added a trio of deuces in that span.  That four point difference would be as close as the Golden Knights would manage to get the remainder of the way.

Tanner Farley recorded a two and a trey and Seth Wood knocked down three charity tosses, as PikeView recovered to lead 39-31 at the break.

Wood scored five points in a low scoring third, as the Panther lead went to 15, at 51-36, heading into the finale.

Bradley Flinchum’s eight fourth chapter points, including a freebie with 2:34 left in the game, produced the largest margin of the contest, at 67-47, before the Knights outscored their guests 10-2 over the final 2:01 for the 69-57 score.

“I thought we played with real good intensity tonight.  I thought the kids came out and played hard,” evaluated Panther assistant coach Tucker Meadows.

Four PikeView players reached twin digits, led by Meadows’ 16.  Flinchum followed with 15, Wood tossed in 14 and Jason Weitzel canned 13.

Diggs’ 13 paced the 4-13 Golden Knights, while Rashawn Brooks added 12 and Paco Bonds chipped in 11.

Mount View will entertain Van this evening in a girls’-boys’ doubleheader starting at 5:30.

The Panthers, now 9-7, will visit Liberty Raleigh on Thursday.



At Mount View High School

PIKEVIEW (9-7)

Seth Wood 5 4-6 14, Bradley Flinchum 6 3-5 15, Tanner Farley 4 0-0 9, Sloan Norman 1 0-0 2, Jason Weitzel 4 4-4 13, Zach Meadows 5 6-8 16.  Totals 25 17-23 69.

MOUNT VIEW (4-13)

Rashawn Brooks 4 2-2 12, Kobe Brown 2 0-0 6, Kenneth Brown 3 1-2 7, Ellis Bryson 1 2-6 4, Paco Bonds 5 1-1 11, Marlin Marrs 2 0-0 4, Juwan Diggs 6 0-0 13.  Totals 23 6-11 57.

PikeView..........23  16  12  18  —  69

Mount View......10  21  5   21  —  57

THREE POINT GOALS:  PV 2 (Farley, Weitzel), MV 5 (Brooks 2, Kobe Brown 2, Diggs 1).

FIELD GOAL SHOOTING:  PV  25-45 55.6 %, MV 23-60 38.3 %.

THREE POINT SHOOTING:  PV 2-9 22.2 %, MV 5-18 27.8 %.

REBOUNDS:  PV 27 (Wood 7, Meadows 7), MV 35 (Bonds 10, Brooks 6).

TURNOVERS:  PV 15, MV 19.

FOULED OUT:  None

JV GAME:  MV won 61-60 in OT