Parkview steps up at FT line

Posted: February 3, 2018 at 2:05 a.m.

6A/5A-4 BOYS

LITTLE ROCK PARKVIEW 70, JACKSONVILLE 60

Little Rock Parkview had a four-point lead after three quarters Friday at Jacksonville but took advantage of free throws in a tightly called game to grab a 70-60 victory over the Titans.

The Titans (10-12, 0-5 6A/5A-4) committed 14 fouls in the second half, 12 of them coming in the fourth quarter. The Patriots (16-6, 6-2) took advantage, hitting 13 of 15 free throws in the final quarter.

Fouls were the story of the game for Parkview, according to Coach Al Flanigan.

"That's our MO," he said. "Every game we got our two big guys sitting over there with me, but we haven't failed. Overall [the officials] did a good job, they just called it too tight."

Offensively, Flanigan was happy with the Patriots' first quarter when they ran out to a 25-14 lead. Jacksonville came alive in the second quarter and trimmed Parkview's lead to 33-31 at the half.

"I was pleased with how it went in the first quarter, but after that we just messed around," Flanigan said.

Parkview managed to increase that lead to four after three quarters, but the fouls began to take a toll on Jacksonville.

Curtis White (4-4 from the line), Allen Flanigan (3-3), Airiron Simmons (2-2), Ethan Henderson (3-4) and Rod Terry (1-2) made sure the Patriots didn't let the Titans back into the game.

Flanigan led the Patriots with a game-high 20 points; White and Simmons each added 15; and Henderson chipped in with 13. For the Titans, Gerald Doakes had 15 and Braylon Hawkins added 11.

Sports on 02/03/2018