Last night, the PHS Dragons basketball team make the trip to Dalton to take on the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. Coming into this game, both teams were vying for 5th place in the region. Pickens came in, having already won against the Raiders at home earlier in the season.
The first quarter saw both teams trade buckets for the majority of the frame. Southeast Whitfield took control towards the end of the quarter, leading it, 19-11. In the 2nd, the Raiders stretched out their lead with a 24-10 run. Southeast Whitfield led the Dragons at the break, 43-21.
Pickens however, did not go down without a fight. In the 3rd, the dragons outscored the Raiders 16-7, to trim the lead down to 50-37 heading to the 4th and final quarter. Pickens even cut the Southeast Whitfield lead down to 7, but the Raiders pulled away late and came away with a 65-52 win.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Trent Rizoti: 20 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, & 1 steal
Holden Roop: 19 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals
Tyler Garner: 10 points, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal
The Dragons will have to put this game behind them as they travel up 515 to battle their bitter rival, the Gilmer Bobcats. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.