Panthers beat Mt. View, 61-55, heading into regular season finale with East Rock on Friday

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By Randy Arrington

SHENANDOAH, Feb. 6 — Page County picked up a much-needed Bull Run District win, 61-55, over the Generals of Mt. View at home on Monday. The Panthers will close out the regular season this Friday night on their home court by hosting the Eagles of East Rockingham. PVN Sports will be on hand Friday night to accompany the NFHS livestream.

On Monday night, senior standout Jacob Williams once again lead the Panthers with 15 points against Mt. View, including a pair of three-pointers and a 5-for-6 effort at the free throw line. Williams contributed heavily to a 22-13 run Page went on in the second quarter that broke open the game.

After a 12-12 opening quarter, Page County hit a total of five three-pointers in the second frame to take a 34-25 lead into halftime. Mt. View took a 14-8 edge in the third quarter, but Page closed out the final eight minutes with a 19-16 advantage.

The Panthers hit a total of eight three-pointers for the game, but shot only 11-for-20 from the free throw line. Junior Seth Cloude scored 13 points for Page, while junior Noah Lucas added 10. In addition to Williams, senior Logan Heiston and freshman Caden Combs both hit two three-pointers during the game and finished with six points each. Senior Hayden Plum had seven points.

Mt. View was lead by senior guard Evan Estep with 17 points. Senior forward Michael Spaur scored 15 points for the Generals, while junior guard Johnny Hasley added 14. Spaur had two of the team’s four three-pointers.

With the win, Page County moves to 10-11 overall and 6-9 in the Bull Run District. The Panthers sit among Central and Luray for the fifth, sixth and seventh seeds in next week’s district tournament, which starts Monday, Feb. 13.

Mt. View (1-20) picked up its only win of the season against Riverheads on Feb. 1. The Generals will conclude their season on Friday night at Madison County. They will not advance to the postseason.

Currently, Madison, Clarke and East Rock are all tied for first place in the Bull Run at 11-3 in district play. On Friday night, Madison hosts Mt. View, Page hosts East Rock, and Luray hosts Clarke.

While the order of the top three will have to be decided, Strasburg firmly sits in fourth place at 10-4 in the district, and Rappahannock is clearly in at the No. 8 seed with a district record of 3-11.

For full schedules, rosters and standings — check out the Bull Run District website.



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