Dragons Season Ends At 6-AAAA Region Tournament

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, it was the Dragons varsity basketball team’s turn to head to Dalton to start their region tournament, also being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came into the tournament as the #7 seed, & they would be taking on the #2 seed, Northwest Whitfield Bruins in the opening round.

 

The beginning of the 1st quarter saw the Dragons get out to a quick start. Midway through the frame both teams were going back and forth with each other, trading buckets. Northwest Whitfield took the lead heading to the 2nd, 22-15. In the 2nd, the Bruins stretched their lead a bit, but Pickens still found itself within striking distance. Using a 19-13 quarter advantage, Northwest Whitfield took a 41-28 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, was not kind to Pickens. Nothing would fall for the Dragons as the Bruins stretched their lead out more. A 20-6 quarter run by Northwest Whitfield, gave them a 61-34 lead over Pickens going to the 4th. The Bruins came away with this one, 83-49.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 18 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal (named to All-Region Team)

Chase Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 8 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Zach Goss: 5 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 4 points, 7 assists, & 1 steal

Austin Adams: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Hayes Pickett: 1 point, & 2 rebounds

Tucker Lowe: 1 point

 

The Dragons, will be graduating 6 seniors from this season’s team. To Hunter Fowler, Joseph Gossett, Keinyuan Hooks, Avonta Johnson, Evan Jones, & Chase Simmons, TeamFYNSports thanks you for all you’ve done during your time at PHS, & good luck to you in the future!

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Dragons Drop Tough Game To War Eagles, Play Crucial Region Game At SE Whitfield Tuesday

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This past Saturday afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Chestatee War Eagles in a non-region contest. This day, was also recognized as Senior Night. Pickens, was fresh off of a big road win the previous night against Ridgeland, & looked to carry over the momentum built in that game over to their game against Chestatee.

 

In the 1st quarter, the scoring happened early and the pace quickened just as fast. Chestatee raced out to an early 22-13 lead, heading to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter saw both teams go back & forth, bucket for bucket, including a big time thrown down from Junior Zach Goss for the Dragons. After using a 20-16 quarter run, the War Eagles took a 42-29 lead over Pickens into the break.

 

The 3rd saw the War Eagles extend their lead over the Dragons using an 18-12 advantage. Chestatee held the lead, 60-41 going to the 4th. Chestatee would take this one from Pickens, 75-54.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 14 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 7 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 3 blocks

Zach Goss: 6 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Joseph Gossett: 5 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Chase Simmons: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avonta Johnson: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Evan Jones: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

 

Tomorrow night, the Dragons will head to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Raiders, in what is most likely, the biggest game of the season so far. A win for Pickens, could mean that these same teams meet in the first round of the upcoming region tournament. Tip off time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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Dragons Fall To The Generals, Head To Ridgeland On Friday

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The PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Heritage Generals inside the Dragons Den last night for a 6-AAAA region ball game, with the regular season coming to a close in a hurry, both teams were looking for momentum to carry them through the final stretch towards the region tournament.

 

The opening quarter, saw highly contested action as both teams found success offensively. The Generals, came away with the lead going to the 2nd, 19-14. The 2nd quarter, was an 8 point ball game, until Heritage went on a run to close the first half. Using a 21-5 quarter advantage, the Generals held a 40-19 lead over the Dragons going to the half.

 

The 3rd, saw a very competitive frame between both teams. Heritage, outscored Pickens 21-18 in the quarter to maintain their lead a 61-37, going to the 4th. The Dragons, outscored the Generals in the 4th 16-12, getting some good play out of some younger players. Pickens, outscored Heritage in the 2nd half, 34-33. It would not be enough as the Generals took this one, 73-53.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Zach Goss: 14 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 9 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal

Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Hunter Hermann: 5 points, 2 assists, 1 steal, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Owen Moss: 3 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Avonta Johnson: 3 points, & 1 steal

 

Pickens, will be on the road on Friday as they head to Ridgeland to take on the Panthers in the 2nd to last region game of the regular season. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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Dragons Fall To Northwest Whitfield

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The PHS Dragons basketball team made the trip up to Tunnel Hill to take on the Northwest Whitfield Bruins last night in a 6-AAAA region game. The previous meeting in Jasper went the way of the Bruins, & the Dragons, were looking to even up the season series.

 

The first quarter, was fairly even until the end of the frame as Northwest Whitfield took an early lead. Going to the 2nd, the Bruins held a 20-11 lead over the Dragons. The 2nd quarter, would be very unkind to Pickens. The Dragons, kept getting unlucky on offense as the Bruins stretched their lead out. Going into the half, Northwest Whitfield held a 47-21 advantage.

 

Pickens, finally saw the ball go in the bucket and found some consistent offense in a very competitive 3rd quarter. Northwest Whitfield, outscored the Dragons 19-17, to maintain the lead 66-38, going to the 4th. Northwest Whitfield, closed this one out in the 4th as the Bruins took this one, 79-42.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 10 points, 6 assists, & 5 rebounds

Avonta Johnson: 5 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 5 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

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Dragons Fall In Region Opener To LaFayette, Face Gilmer In Ellijay Friday Night

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On Tuesday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the LaFayette Ramblers for their first home game of the season & the first region game of the season. Pickens, was coming off being named co-champions of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament, while LaFayette came in as a favorite in the region heading into the season after barely losing to Northwest Whitfield in the region title game last season. It would be a good test for a Dragons team that came in 2-2.

 

In the 1st quarter, LaFayette got off to the better start, pulling ahead early. However, the back end of the 1st saw things pick up for Pickens as they cut the Rambler lead to 22-14 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, both teams struggled to have some consistent offense. LaFayette outscored the Dragons 9-6 in the frame to give them a lead of 31-20 going into the break.

 

The 2nd half, would not be kind to the home standing Dragons unfortunately. The Ramblers had everything go their way while it seemed nothing would fall for Pickens. In the 3rd, LaFayette would use a 17-3 quarter advantage to take a 48-23 lead into the 4th. The Ramblers, would be able to close this game out and get the win, 65-30.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 9 points, & 3 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Zach Goss: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avonta Johnson: 4 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 3 points, & 1 assist

 

The Dragons will now turn to Friday Night as they will make the short trip up 515 and head to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Bobcats in a region match up. These two teams met in Fannin not too long ago and Pickens came away with a 10 point win. Both finished with 2-1 records & a share of the tournament trophy. Tip off scheduled for 8:30 pm.

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Foul Trouble, Turnovers, Hurt Dragons Against Adairsville

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During the early afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge again to compete in the 2nd day of the three day, Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Their opponent, the Adairsville Tigers. A team the Dragons & Nettes will host inside the Dragons Den a week from Saturday. A win here meant one of these teams would be playing at 2:30 tomorrow, the other, would be back bright and early at 11:30.

 

In the 1st, both the Tigers and Dragons went back and forth, battling for the lead. Adairsville came away with the 1st quarter lead, 14-12 as we went to the 2nd. In the 2nd the Tigers expanded their lead a bit on Pickens. Adairsville outscored the Dragons 16-8 in the 2nd to take a 30-20 lead going into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the Tigers break things open a bit. They outscored Pickens 19-11 in the frame to take a 49-31 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. The 4th quarter proved to be the best offensive quarter for the Dragons as they outscored the Adairsville 16-11, but it would not be enough. The Tigers took this one, 60-47.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 23 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Jacob Brumby: 6 points, & 4 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds

Avery Luke: 4 points, 1 rebound, & 2 blocks

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 1 assist, & 2 steals

Hunter Jordan: 1 point

Blake Gorth: 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Zach Goss: 5 rebounds & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 assists

Avonta Johnson: 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The Dragons will again be playing at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in Fannin as they take on the Oak Grove Tigers out of Alabama. Pickens, will look to end 2016 on a high note going into more region action next Tuesday.

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Dragons Fall To LaFayette In Region Opener, Host Bobcats Friday

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team opened up 6-AAAA region play on the road as they took on the Ramblers of LaFayette. Both teams looked to start the region schedule off with a win.

 

In the 1st, LaFayette began to score early. Using the three ball, the Ramblers raced out to a 26-10 1st quarter lead. In the 2nd, Pickens got a little something going, but the LaFayette offense stayed hot. The Ramblers led the Dragons at the break, 42-18.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw LaFayette continue their damage from beyond the arc. A 26-13 quarter run gave the Ramblers a 68-31 lead going to the 4th. The Dragons best offensive & defensive quarter would be the 4th. Pickens outscored LaFayette 15-3 in the frame, however, it would not be enough as the Ramblers took this one, 71-46.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 12 points, & 5 rebounds

Avery Luke: 8 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Zach Goss: 6 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds

Avonta Johnson: 6 points

Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Blake Gorth: 3 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Matthew Stewart: 3 points,  assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Joseph Gossett: 2 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, will look to rebound when they host their rival, the Gilmer Bobcats Friday in the Dragons Den. The Dragons will be looking for a bit of revenge after the way things ended in their match up in the Thanksgiving Tournament & get that 1st region win. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

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3rd Quarter A Difference Maker As Dragons Fall To 7A Forsyth Central

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Cumming, Ga to take on the Forsyth Central Bulldogs of 7A. The Bulldogs, got the win over Pickens last month in the opening game of the season and the Dragons were looking to return the favor in the Forsyth Central Arena.

 

In the 1st, both teams played it pretty close. The Bulldogs lead things going to the 2nd, 15-11. In the 2nd, Forsyth Central went on a little run to stretch their lead out. A 20-8 run gave the Bulldogs a 35-19 lead going into halftime.

 

In the 3rd, nothing would fall for the Dragons. Forsyth Central used a 14-3 quarter run to widen the gap on Pickens 49-22 going to the 4th. The Dragon offense got back on track in the fourth outscoring the Bulldogs 13-12. It would not be enough as Forsyth Central picked up the win, 61-35.

 

The Dragons were led by:

Avery Luke: 9 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal & 1 block

Blake Gorth: 4 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 blocks

Seth Bishop: 3 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Matthew Stewart: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Avonta Johnson: 3 points

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 2 points, & 1 steal

Hunter Fowler: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Chase Simmons: 1 point, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Hermann: 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 block

 

Pickens, will have the bulk of next week to get ready for region play once again as they’ll host the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield this coming Friday. The Dragons will look to end the skid and pick up their first region win.

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