Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders in their final 6-AAAA region ball game before the region tournament next week. Pickens, looked to regain momentum after a tough overtime loss to non-region opponent, Chestatee, this past Saturday.
In the 1st, the ‘Nettes got off to a quick start on both sides of the ball. Using defense to lead to offense, Pickens held a 16-3 lead over the Lady Raiders going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it would be more of the same from the ‘Nettes as they would add to their lead. Using a 20-7 quarter run, Pickens took a 36-10 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.
The 2nd unit & younger girls for Pickens got some very valuable playing time in the 2nd half of this one & they faired very well. A 14-6 quarter run for the ‘Nettes, extended their lead going to the 4th to 50-16. After closing things out in the 4th, Pickens took this one, 58-28.
Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:
Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block
Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block
Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals
Shelby Cook: 8 points, & 5 rebounds
Olivia Simmons: 8 points, & 2 rebounds
Sarah Morris: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block
Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, & 1 assist
Cassidy Richards: 3 points
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
The ‘Nettes, finish the region portion of their schedule at 9-3. They will be the #2 seed heading into the 6-AAAA Region Tournament at Southeast Whitfield next week. There is one more game prior to that however as Pickens will host the 17-6 River Ridge Lady Knights out of the 6-A classification on Friday. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.