On Saturday afternoon, the PHS varsity Dragonettes traveled to Forsyth County to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Forsyth Central in non-region action. These two teams met in Jasper to begin the 22018-19 season, with Forsyth Central coming away with the win. Pickens, was coming off of a tough loss to Dawson on Thursday, & looked to even this season series before getting back into region play next week.
This game, started out tight, & it had the looks of a close game early on. Both teams, scored 9 points in the frame, & we’d go to the 2nd, all tied up. Both teams remained close as it was a back & forth first half of play. The Lady Bulldogs, outscored Pickens 13-12 in the 2nd, to take a 22-21 lead into the half.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’, built up a little lead on Forsyth Central. Using a 14-10 quarter run, Pickens took a 35-32 lead, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Bulldogs were able to tie things up in the final minute. The Nettes’, were able to get a 5 second call on Forsyth Central, & Mykenzie Weaver was able to draw a foul with 1.8 seconds left. Weaver calmly stepped to the line, & drained both free throws to give Pickens the 46-44 win.
Mykenzie Weaver: 30 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Torie Williams: 14 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Reagan Harwood: 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Amanda Nelson: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 block
Olivia Simmons: 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block
Sarah Morris: 4 rebounds
Pickens, will be back home on Tuesday as they will welcome the Heritage Lady Generals to the Dragons Den in a key region match up. Heritage, comes into the game 13-2 overall & in 1st place at 6-0 in 6-AAAA. The Nettes’, are 10-8 overall, & 4th in 6-AAAA at 3-3. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.