Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team were back in Dalton to take part in the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament Semi-finals. Their opponent, the top seeded, & 4-A top ten ranked Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. The winner, not only would advance to the championship game, but would also ensure a home game in the state tournament.
In the 1st, It took a bit for both teams to get anything consistent. In a back and forth opening quarter, the Lady Bruins held a 12-7 over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stayed within striking distance of top seeded Northwest Whitfield. A 14-8 quarter advantage gave the Lady Bruins a 26-15 lead going to the half.
The 3rd quarter, was relatively low scoring as both teams combined for 17 total points. An 11-6 quarter advantage game Northwest Whitfield a 37-21 lead over Pickens going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Bruins used a 16-12 quarter run to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 53-33.
Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:
Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal
Autumn Young: 8 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals
Shelby Cook: 7 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals
MyKenzie Weaver: 3 points, & 2 rebounds
Torie Williams: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Ashley Nelson: 2 points, & 8 rebounds
Taylor Wigington: 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Madison McClure: 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Later today, the ‘Nettes will be back in Dalton to take on their bitter rial, the Gilmer Lady Cats, in the 3rd place game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. The winner, will be the 3rd seed for region 6 when they take on region 8 in the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m.