Norview Punches Regional Ticket

background:yellow;mso-highlight:yellow'>Pilots Punch their Ticket:
"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Playing in front of their home crowd, the third-seeded Norview
Pilots survived in the Eastern District Tournament quarterfinals, edging Booker
T. Washington 50-48 as a potential game-winning three-pointer rimmed out for
the sixth-seeded Bookers.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"I'm glad he missed the shot because it came down to
the wire when we played them at Booker T. the last time," admitted Norview Head
Basketball Coach Jonathan Wilson.
style=> "Guys played hard and this time we were on
the upper end of the victory."

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Norview got swept by Booker T. during the regular
season. At 9-14 overall, the Pilots
become the first team with a losing record to clinch a regional playoff berth at
the Group AAA level this season. The
loss for the Bookers marks the second straight season they missed
regionals. Booker T. had made the State
Tournament three times in a four year stretch from 2006-09 and got to the
regional semifinals back in 2011.

Player of the Game:
line-height:115%;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Norview senior
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Stephen Scarborough.
style=> It was hard to choose just one player for the
Pilots since it was such a collective effort with no player scoring in
double-figures. The 6-foot-4 forward has
been the key since he became eligible and one of the reasons they take a
four-game winning streak into the district tournament semifinals against Maury
on Wednesday.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Scarborough finished with nine points and nine
rebounds, utilizing his length, athleticism and size to make an imprint on the
game. His best move all night came on a
gorgeous give-and-go play where he threw down a jam to energize the Norview
fans as well as his teammates.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>In a losing effort, also worthy of consideration were
Booker T. Washington's Zain
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Upshur, a senior set to play his
College Football at Towson, and junior Steven
Whitley. Upshur ended up with a double-double, 16 points and 14 rebounds,
collecting half of those boards on the offensive glass.
style=> Whitley added 13 points and eight boards, but
was relatively quiet in the second half due to foul trouble after he scored
nine of the Bookers' first 17 points.

Keys to Victory:

- - Steals Lead to Buckets:
rare that a Booker T. Washington team under the direction of
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Darren Sanderlin
turns it over 20 times, but that's what happened on Saturday afternoon.
style=> Norview came up with 18 steals, scoring
numerous buckets off those turnovers.
Five players had multiple steals in the game, including four apiece from
seniors D'Shaun
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Thomas and
normal'> Johnson.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>By turning the Bookers over, it prevented them from
setting up their half-court offense and going to Upshur in the low block or
isolating Whitley in some one-on-one matchups that he exploited in the first

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"We said that we've got to take pride in playing
defense," Wilson commented. "All the
teams that are coming down now making it to regional play are going to be
tough, they're going to have some Division I players and we're going to have to
defend. If we can defend, we'll be in
every game that we play. The guys are
buying into the defense and offensively that's going to come."

- - Bench Play:
the game, Norview's reserves outscored Booker T. Washington's
18-11. That might not seem like much,
but in a tight, lower scoring contest than the previous two times they met, it
certainly made a difference.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"Last year, we had go-to players.
style=> Those guys could get their own basket when
they wanted to. This year, the team is a
go-to player," Wilson remarked. "We have
to feed off each other and make each other better.
style=> You never know who's going to give us what on
any night, so that makes us competitive."

- - Kept BTW Off the Foul Line:
style=> Booker T. only went to the foul line 13
times, resulting in one of their smallest outputs of the season from the
charity stripe. Norview got there 16
times and made 10. None of the Bookers'
starting guards got to the line once, perhaps the most amazing stat of the

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>Wilson pointed to the Pilots' defensive effort and
denying Upshur the ball in the low block as major factors in pulling out a
hard-fought win.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>"When we played them at their place, they went to the
line about 35 times and Zain had about 26 points.
style=> He killed us," Wilson said.
style=> "You can't stop him because he's a strong
kid, but minimizing him and just trying to contain him along with our defensive
effort was the difference in the game."

mso-highlight:yellow'>Keep An Eye On:
From the Class of 2016, a name to remember is Norview 6-foot-3
freshman guard Jaylen
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Frazier.
style=> Long with a slender build and pretty
athletic, Frazier had four points, three boards and four steals as a
starter. While the numbers weren't
overwhelming, he was recently tabbed co-Eastern District Newcomer of the Year.

"Verdana","sans-serif"'>His last name may be familiar to basketball fans in the
Eastern District. That's because he's
the younger brother of former Maury standout Sim
Frazier, now a starting guard in the MEAC at Howard University.
style=> Jaylen is sure to
leave his mark on the area like his older brother did before he graduates.

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