Thursday, May 16, 2013
Nick Gast of Valdosta State University will be replacing coach Steve Richardson for the boys basketball team next season.
Parkview High School is getting a new boys basketball coach next season. Nick Gast, the associate head coach of Valdosta State University's men's basketball team, will be replacing the Panthers' current head coach, Steve Richardson. Richardson, who held the position at the school from 1986 to 2000 and then in 2012 as reported by the Gwinnett Daily Post, decided to step down from coaching but will still be teaching at the school, according to Parkview's Athletic Director Mark Whitley. Gast has a strong history with Valdosta. He played at the college from 1998 to 2002, earned his master's degree, and coached at a few other places before coming back to Valdosta in 2007. Last season was his sixth year as associate head coach. After all the …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Three Lilburn teams reached the state basketball playoffs this year.
Parkview High School girls host Duluth tonight at 7 p.m. in the first round of the Class AAAAA basketball tournament. The undefeated Lady Panthers (28-0) recently won the Region 8-AAAAA championship and are one of three Lilburn teams to have reached state. Berkmar High School boys, also the Region 8-AAAAA champ, host the defending state champion, Norcross, Saturday at 6 p.m. Providence Christian Academy's boys play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Landmark Christian in a Class A first-rounder. Winners of this weekend's games play in the second round, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 29.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Eagles pull away in the second half; Parkview's Carroll scores game-high 19.
In the end, it was Milton’s experience that made the biggest difference in its first-round victory over Parkview Friday in the Class AAAAA girls basketball tournament. The Eagles (20-6), who start four seniors, including two Division I signees, leaned on that experience to beat Parkview 46-36 in Lilburn. Milton, a state semifinalist last season, trailed by two points midway through the third quarter, then used a 17-2 run into the fourth to end Parkview’s season. It was the second consecutive season the Panthers’ lost to a lower seed in the first round of state. The scoring of Nikki Dixon (Clemson) and inside presence of 6-foot-4 center Tori Waldner (Penn State) proved too much for a Parkview team that started two sophomores and two juniors…
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Patriots get defensive for second straight game.
Berkmar rode the hot shooting of junior guard Yonel Brown in the first half and Brandon Thompson in the second half and then held on to a 48-45 victory over Archer Tigers in the Region 8-AAAAA boys championship game Saturday at Parkview High School. Brown, who finished with 13 points, scored nine points in the first half, while Thompson scored eight of his 14 in the second half as the Patriots improved to 20-7 by winning their sixth game in a row. "We're the playmakers and we want the ball in our hands," said Thompson about him and Brown. "Yonel, when he gets going early … that opens driving lanes for Brandon,” Berkmar coach Greg Phillips said. “That's what we’ve done all year long." As the region’s top seed for the state tournament, …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Both teams use defense in semifinal victories.
Berkmar’s boys are riding their defense into today’s Region 8-AAAAA basketball finals. The Patriots (19-7) held Central Gwinnett to 12 first-half points en route to a 52-41 win over the Black Knights (16-9) Friday night in the region semifinals at Parkview High School. Berkmar, which has won five straight games, will play either Archer tonight at 7:30 for the region championship. Berkmar led 10-5 after the first quarter and 23-12 at halftime. The Patriots used a 7-0 run to end the half, including Brandon Thompson’s rebound basket at the buzzer. Berkmar then built the lead to 19 points in the second half. Central could get no closer than 11. Thompson led the Patriots with 15 points. Tim Rowe and Yonel Brown added 11 each. Senior Ivan Harden…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Girls beat Central Gwinnett; boys edge past Shiloh
Berkmar’s girls got 24 points from Kenisha Watkins and a double-double from Teanna Robinson in a 52-40 victory over Central Gwinnett in the Region 8-AAAAA tournament Wednesday at Parkview. Robinson scored 12 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Later Wednesday, Berkmar’s boys also advanced in the tournament with a tight 62-57 win over Shiloh. The Lady Patriots took advantage of their height advantage in the first half, as the 6-foot-4 Robinson had six points, eight rebounds and two blocks before picking up her third foul with 2:41 left in the half. Central took advantage, trimming a 22-15 deficit to 24-23 by halftime. Central outscored Berkmar 8-6 in a slowed-down third period for a 31-30 lead, but Watkins heated up, scoring eight points in…
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Boys lose 62-58 in the first round, girls win 61-20.
Parkview boys basketball coach Keenan Temple pointed out what anybody who had seen his team play this season already knew: “Nobody’s ever gonna say this team quits,” he said after an emotionally draining 62-58 loss to second-seeded Central Gwinnett in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA tournament Tuesday at Parkview. The young Panthers, who entered the tournament as the No. 7 seed, trailed by 20 points well into the third quarter, but stormed back to make it a game down the stretch. Parkview, which finishes its season 11-14, pulled to within the final margin twice in the final two minutes. Central Gwinnett (16-8) led 49-29 with about four minutes left in the third before Parkview roared back. Delano Spencer, who finished with a team-…
The Tigers entered the tournament as the No. 8 seed.
The final score probably shocked many in the Parkview gymnasium Tuesday night in the first round of the Region 8-AAAAA basketball tournament. But Archer boys coach Tim Watkins and his Tigers were not. Randall Smith made a driving layup with 4.4 seconds left and two-year-old Archer scored the biggest upset of its young history with a 68-66 win over South Gwinnett, knocking the mighty Comets out of the playoffs. Smith, who finished with 9 points, calmly dribbled around near midcourt for most of the final 30 seconds of the game, then found an opening and drove through the lane to make the winning shot. The winner came after South Gwinnett’s Kyle Wright had tied the score at 60-60 with 31.1 seconds left. “He’s just a sophomore,” Watkins said …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
We look school by school at the season.
With this the final week of the regular season for high school basketball, we decided to break down our video coverage of games we covered to find the best highlights we could find. Here's a look back at action from games played by Lilburn's Berkmar High, Parkview High and Providence Christian.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Panther boys complete sweep of rival Broncos.
Katie Caroll scored 17 points to lead Parkview to a 61-47 upset win over Brookwood, handing the top-ranked Lady Broncos (22-1) their first loss of the season Tuesday in Snellville. Parkview dominated on the inside, thanks to center Mia Marshall and forward Erika Joseph, who were both able to grab offensive rebounds and turn them into points. Joseph finished with 13 points and Marshall added nine. "Typical Parkview versus Brookwood. I mean it's always a war. It's a situation where players on both teams played together in the rec league and in the community," Parkview coach Mike McCoy said. “Every game has been tooth and nail, down to the wire. “It's going to be a battle … and that's what makes this rivalry so much fun.” Parkview took a 31-…