Last Friday night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team took the short ride up to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Bobcats in a 6-AAAA region match up. Pickens, is up one in the three regular season meetings after their 10 point win during the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. This game, much like a lot of Pickens/Gilmer games, did not disappoint.
In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that got off to a quick start. Going to the 2nd, the Bobcats led the Dragons, 17-10. In the 2nd, Pickens turned the tide and got things going. The Dragons, would have their own 17-10 quarter run to give us a tie ball game at 27 a piece going to the half.
In the 3rd, both teams went back and forth trading buckets. A 19-14 run for the Bobcats, gave them a 46-41 lead over Pickens going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the two teams combined for 47 total points. The Dragons, were able to make some clutch baskets, and outscore Gilmer 26-21, to send us into overtime tied at 67. Much like regulation, the overtime period was exciting & heart stopping all at once. With just over 10 seconds left, the Bobcats, went 1/2 at the free throw line, the Dragons got the rebound, drove down the court, & Senior Joseph Gossett found an opening in the lane and drove in for a layup with 1.5 seconds left, giving Pickens the 80-79 win over Gilmer.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Hunter Hermann: 23 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block
Seth Bishop: 18 points, 1 assist, 14 rebounds, & 1 steal
Zach Goss: 14 points, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals
Chase Simmons: 8 points, 4 assists, 7 rebounds, & 3 steals
Joseph Gossett: 7 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals
Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 12 assists, 6 rebounds, & 6 steals
Hunter Fowler: 3 points
Pickens, is now 3-3 overall & 1-1 in region play. They will be back in action next Friday as they welcome the Northwest Whitfield Bruins to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 pm.
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.
Last Tuesday, the Dragons traveled to take on the Generals of Heritage in 7AAAA action. Pickens, who’ve had a difficult time the last several games, looked to turn things around last Tuesday. The Dragons are the only team to have beaten Heritage in region play and looked to pull off the “upset” and get the sweep. (more…)
Saturday, the Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Tigers of Dawson County High School in non region play. Pickens, still riding the momentum of beating their rivals, the Gilmer Bobcats, looked to continue their winning streak and avenge one of their two losses on the season. It was a four quarter battle won by the Dragons. (more…)
Last Friday, the Pickens High School Dragons football team hosted the arch region rival from up 515, the Gilmer High School Bobcats, in what was one of the most hyped and most important games in the rivalry. The winner would lock up the number two seed in 7-AAAA and host the three seed from 8-AAAA in the first round of the state playoffs. The Dragons warmed up in their normal green jersey’s but when they returned from the locker room they would emerge in all black for the blackout Dragon Nation held, as a surprise to everyone. To top it all off, it was Senior Night, and the Dragons used a second half shut out to take a 42-19 win and lock up a “winner take all” Region 7-AAAA championship game at Cartersville.
The Pickens High School basketball teams traveled to Gilmer County on Wednesday to play in a makeup game that had been canceled the week before. In attendance were the varsity teams along with the JV Boys team. Every game was close for the duration of the event, but the PHS teams all fell to the Bobcats on the night. (more…)
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