Berkmar Boys Beat Parkview in Overtime Thriller (With Video)
Parkview girls avoid season sweep by Berkmar with easy win.
Yonel Brown scored 34 points, including 14 in overtime, to lead Berkmar's boys to an 81-74 win at Parkview Friday night.
Brown made all seven of his free throws — and 12 of 15 for the game — as the Patriots (14-6, 8-4 in Region 8-AAAAA) withstood a furious Parkview rally that erased a 10-point deficit and sent the game into OT. Brown made six 3-pointers for the game.
"What can you say about him? Back-to-back 30-point games," Berkmar coach Greg Phillips said. "I was proud of him. Down the stretch and in overtime he made some great plays, but also made some unselfish plays where he hit some guys for layups. That's what a great player does."
Brown was almost upstaged by Parkview sophomore Delano Spencer, who finished with 23 points and was the key contributor in a Panthers' rally that almost stole the game away in regulation. Spencer scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, during which Parkview (10-10, 5-7) twice trailed by as many as 10 points.
Parkview trailed 54-44 with 3:31 left, but Spencer scored eight straight points, including two 3s, to pull within 54-52. Spencer later hit another 3-pointer with 6.7 seconds left that set up Darius Marshall's layup at the buzzer that tied the score at 61-61 and sent the game to OT. It was Marshall's only basket. (Click on the attached video to see how Parkview came back)
"Against a good 3-point shooting team like Parkview; they're never out of it," Phillips said. "And when you've got a guy like Delano, your team is never out of a game — ever. We knew that and we did everything we could, and luckily the clock ran out."
Berkmar quickly took back control of the game in OT by scoring the first seven points for a 68-61 lead. The lead was nine points before it was over.
Brandon Thompson scored 18 points and Tim Rowe and Ivan Harden had nine each for Berkmar. Kameron Russell added 13 points and Cameron Neysmith and Elliott Abraham scored 12 each for Parkview.
In the girls game, Parkview (16-4, 10-2) easily beat Berkmar (13-8, 7-5) to avoid a regular season sweep by the Lady Patriots.
Katie Carroll scored a game-high 18 points and Erika Joseph added 11. Teanna Robinson had 10 points for Berkmar.
Parkview led 17-5 after the first quarter to set the tone for the rest of the game. Berkmar, which trailed 33-23 after the third quarter, scored only one point in the fourth.