‘Nettes Season Ends At North Oconee In State Tournament

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Bogart, Ga to take on the North Oconee Lady Titans in the 1st round of the 2017 4-A State Tournament. Coming into the ball game, the ‘Nettes were the #3 seed out of region 6 while the Lady Titans were the #2 seed out of region 8. North Oconee, came in ranked in the top ten of the 4-A poll.


In the 1st, it took a while for the two teams to get things going offensively. As things ended in the opening quarter, North Oconee would take a 17-6 lead into the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was a close quarter points wise. The Lady Titans outscored the ‘Nettes 10-6 to take a 27-12 lead into the break.


The 3rd quarter would not kind to Pickens as nothing was falling for them. North Oconee used a 21-9 quarter run to take a 48-21 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes had their best offensive output of the game, outscoring the Lady Titans 16-14. It would not be enough as North Oconee would get the win, 62-37.


Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 7 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Madison McClure: 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 6 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 5 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 4 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 4 points

Olivia Simmons: 3 points

Taylor Wigington: 2 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal


While the ‘Nettes will be losing 6 seniors, they will be returning a lot of young & experienced players as well. They again will be upper class heavy. Look for another competitive year from the ‘Nettes next season.


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