Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again at Southeast Whitfield High School to take part in the final day of the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Pickens, faced a familiar foe yesterday as they took on the Lady Cats of Gilmer for the 4th time on the season for the #3 seed for 6-AAAA heading into the 4-A State Tournament next week.
In the 1st, Gilmer, got off to a quick start in the early tip time. The Lady Cats, pounced out to a 16-9 lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the offense and defense picked up for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, used a 19-10 quarter advantage to take a 28-26 lead over Gilmer going to the break.
In a very physical 3rd quarter, both teams found success scoring. Pickens barely outscored the Lady Cats 20-17, to take a 48-43 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes used another huge run to close this game out. Using a big 24-10 quarter run, Pickens, got the win, their 3rd over Gilmer on the season, 72-53.
Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:
Autumn Young: 18 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Taylor Wigington: 15 points, 4 assists, & 9 rebounds
Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 1 block
Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds
Torie Williams: 6 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals
Shelby Cook: 6 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block
Madison McClure: 3 points, 4 assists, & 8 rebounds
Ashley Nelson: 2 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal
The ‘Nettes will now wait to see where they will be off to next week for the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Region 6, is facing region 8 in the first round. In the 8-AAAA Championship, Jefferson is taking on North Oconee. The ‘Nettes, will travel to whoever loses that game next week.