Parkwood Womens Basketball team played with purpose….

Kennedie Gaither was a defensive Gnat. Pestering the Spartans from start to finish.

Tonight there was a different energy in the air, a certain awareness, an elevated level of focus. Visible on the faces of the student athletes of Parkwood and Sun Valley High Schools.  The teams showed up playing with a new sense of purpose. The athletes and spectators alike were apart of a historical occasion and the good in people created an atmosphere that you had to experience to understand.

The Kay Yow Cancer fund (07)will celebrate a decade of service in the fight against cancer on May 3rd 2018. A Celebration run/walk will be held in Raleigh NC 2/17/18.  Founded by former NC state women’s basketball coach Kay Yow 5.63 million dollars have been earned and put towards this noble effort.

The Parkwood girls caught fire early in what proved to be a game of capitalization on the defensive end of the court. Parkwood’s Kennedie Gaither was an absolute defensive nuisance to the Sun Valley offense. Causing turnovers and disturbing potential runs. Coupled with the electric scoring tandem of Molly Serling who had 5 three pointers in the first quarter, and Addison Laney who served up 13 points in the first. Parkwood was victorious.

Cherry and the Spartans bewildered by Parkwood on both ends of the floor.

The Spartans wouldn’t let this happen easily! In true warrior fashion Amanda Cherry who finished with 28, 10 from the free throw line, led the Spartans in leaving their mark on the Parkwood squad. Bayley Dawson clocked in with 8. Final score PW 54 SV 40.