‘Nettes Winning Streak Ended By Lady Cats, Host Union On Tuesday

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, we had round three as the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats, to the Dragons Den for their 3rd meeting overall, & their 2nd region match up. Pickens, came into the game winners of 6 straight, & winners of the first two meetings with Gilmer earlier in the season.

 

In the first, it was a closely contested opening frame as was to be expected in a rivalry game such as this one. Both teams found offense early, but it was the ‘Nettes getting the upperhand going to the 2nd leading 17-13. The 2nd quarter, saw more of the same action as the first with the defense coming into play. The Lady Cats, outscored Pickens in the 2nd 10-9, to cut the ‘Nettes lead to 26-23, going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the defense for Gilmer held the ‘Nettes offense in check, while the Lady Cat offense scored just enough in the quarter to take the lead from Pickens. Using a 13-6 run in the 3rd, Gilmer went into the 4th leading the ‘Nettes, 36-32. In the 4th, after going back and forth for most of the quarter, Gilmer, was able to hold on after some late free throws. The Lady Cats took this one, 46-40.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 11 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 assist, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 6 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

 

For Pickens, they still find themselves in 2nd in the region even after the loss at 6-2. The ‘Nettes, will be back in action on Tuesday as they will be home once again welcoming the Union County Lady Panthers for non-region action. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Earn Sweep Over LaFayette, Host Gilmer Friday Night

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to LaFayette to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, won the first meeting between these two teams, & came in winners of five in a row.

 

In the opening quarter, the defense for the ‘Nettes made it’s mark early on this game as it helped transition to buckets on the offensive end. Going to the 2nd, Pickens held a 14-4 advantage over LaFayette. In the 2nd, the defensive effort from the first quarter carried over, & the ‘Nettes were able to stretch their lead on the Lady Ramblers. Using a 20-10 quarter advantage, Pickens took a 34-14 lead into the break.

 

In the 2nd half, the ‘Nettes continued their solid play from the first two quarters. The 3rd quarter, would end up being the closest quarter in terms of scoring as Pickens outscored the Lady Ramblers 18-11, but still held a lead of 52-25 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes finished the ball game strong with the 2nd unit & younger girls in. Pickens, would close the game on a 22-3 run. The ‘Nettes, picked up the win, 74-28.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 19 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 7 steals

Torie Williams: 15 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 9 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 8 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 5 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, is now 14-2 overall on the season & now 6-1 in region play after last night’s win. They have now tied Northwest Whitfield in the win column with 6 victories. The ‘Nettes, will now turn their focus to Friday night as they will welcome their rivals from just up 515, the Gilmer Lady Cats, to the Dragons Den for a region meeting. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Dominate 2nd Half In Win Over Rival Lady Cats

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up 515 for their 2nd game of three scheduled regular season meetings with their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. The last time these two teams met, it was a non-region affair during the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament held in Fannin. The ‘Nettes won that one by one point at the buzzer.

 

In the opening quarter of this one, both teams saw success on the offensive end, but it would be Pickens who came out of the 1st with the lead. The ‘Nettes held a 14-8 advantage going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the quarter scoring for both teams were fairly even. Pickens outscored the Lady Cats 11-9, to give them a 25-17 lead going into the break.

 

The 2nd half would belong to the young ladies in green. In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes worked tirelessly on both ends of the floor, leading to a 15-4 quarter advantage. Going to the 4th, Pickens held the lead over Gilmer, 40-21. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes closed out the game with a 17-3 run, giving up just 7 points in the 2nd half. Pickens moved to 6-0 overall & 2-0 in region with a 57-24 win over the Lady Cats.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, & 6 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 10 rebounds, & 3 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 6 points, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

 

Pickens, will now begin to prepare for a big test as they will host the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield next Friday. Tip-off for this big game is set for 7  pm.

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‘Nettes Start Region Play In A Big Way

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in what was the region & home opener for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, fresh off their Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament title win last week in Fannin, came into this game at 4-0, looking to start region play off on the right foot.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes got things rolling early against the Lady Ramblers. Pickens, had five players collect points in the opening frame as they took a 19-6 lead over LaFayette to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was more of the same from the ‘Nettes as they used a suffocating defense, & capitalized on Lady Rambler turnovers to extend their lead going into the half. Using a 16-9 quarter run, Pickens gathered a 35-15 lead over LaFayette after two quarters of play.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens picked up where they left off in the first half, again stretching out their lead on the Lady Ramblers. With a 19-9 quarter advantage, the Nettes took a 54-24 lead into the 4th and final quarter. With a shortened 4th quarter, the Nettes closed this one out with a 7-1 run to take the win, 61-25.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 4 assists, & 2 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, & 2 blocks

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to Friday night as they will travel up to Ellijay to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats in their second meeting of three scheduled for this season. The ‘Nettes, won the first meeting in Fannin after a go ahead bucket by sophomore Mykenzie Weaver gave Pickens the win in the final seconds. Tip off for the first region match up of these two teams is set for 7 pm.

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Nettes’ Fall To Lady Generals Prepare For Rivalry Game

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Generals of Heritage in a match up of two of the top 3 teams in the region. Pickens, came into the ball game winners of 5 straight games and 4 straight region games.

 

The 1st quarter got off to a a fast start for the Nettes’. Pickens raced out to a 24-16 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Heritage got back in it using a 13-6 quarter run. The Nettes’ still held the slight lead over the Lady Generals 30-29 heading to the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw both defenses for each team play shut down basketball. A total of 11 points were scored between the two teams as Pickens outscored Heritage 7-4 to take a 37-33 lead into the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Generals offense exploded and were able to take the lead from the Nettes’. A 28-10 quarter run helped Heritage get a 61-47 win, ending the Nettes’ 5 game win streak.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes’ were:

Autumn Young: 13 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 11 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Madison McClure: 8 points, 4 assists, & 5 steals

Kaitlin Redman: 6 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 6 points, & 2 rebounds

Ashley Nelson finished with 4 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals, & Torie Williams had 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal.

 

Pickens will look to start a new streak as they travel up 515 to take on the Gilmer Lady Cats on Friday. This game will have extra meaning to it because the winner will likely have 3rd place at the end of the night. Tip off scheduled for 7 p.m.

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Nettes Lose Tough One To Heritage

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Last Tuesday, the Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Ringgold to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in 7AAAA region action. Pickens came into the game seeking it’s third straight win, a fifth win out of it’s last six games, and a season sweep of the Lady Generals. (more…)

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Nettes Fight Hard Fall To Lady Cats

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Yesterday, the Nettes varsity basketball team hosted 515 rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats in region 7AAAA action. The two teams second match up of the season, but the first to count in the region standings. As always, this game was very entertaining.

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“Nettes” Nab First Place Finish in Three Way Tie

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The Pickens High School Dragonettes and Dragons basketball teams participated in the annual ETC TV3 Tip-Off Tournament played at Gilmer High School this year. The round robin tournament featured teams from Fannin County, Copper Basin and, Gilmer High School, the host school. (more…)

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