‘Nettes Advance To Sweet 16 After Win Over Troup County

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, in front of a packed house inside the Dragons Den, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Troup County Lady Tigers in a 1st round match up in the 4-A Girls State Basketball Tournament. This marked the 1st home state basketball game for PHS since ’99-’00. Pickens came in as the #2 seed from region 6, while Troup County was the #3 seed from region 5.

 

In the first quarter, the early part saw both teams feel each other out a bit as both were not that with each other’s style of play. Midway through the frame saw Troup County get a little bit of a lead. Towards the end of the 1st, the ‘Nettes turned up the defense & went on a run to end the quarter with a 14-8 lead. To start the 2nd, Pickens continued their run from the 1st quarter, and was able to stretch their lead out even further on the Lady Tigers. Using a 12-6 quarter advantage, Pickens went into the half with a 26-14 lead.

 

In the 3rd, defense would lead to offense for the ‘Nettes as they held Troup County to 8 points in the frame. Pickens, would score 20 in the 3rd to bring their lead to 46-22 going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, both teams would score 19 points each as it was a back and forth quarter. The ‘Nettes, came away with the opening round win, 65-41.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 4 steals

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 8 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Allie Stepehns: 8 points, 4 assists, & 7 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 8 points

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 1 point, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will now await the winner of the Chestatee/Jefferson game. Should Chestatee win, the ‘Nettes will host that game. Should Jefferson win, Pickens will take to the road for the sweet 16. The game will be either Wednesday or Thursday of next week.

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History Made With ‘Nettes Semi-Final Win, Play Northwest Whitfield For Region Title Tonight

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was back at Southeast Whitfield for their 2nd game in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. This time, it was a semi-final match up with the #3 seeded Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, won both games during the regular season, but a win here, & the ‘Nettes would host the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament.

 

The first quarter, had a lot of action, and a lot of back and forth scoring. While Heritage started off with the lead early in the opening minutes, Pickens was able to take the lead going to the 2nd, 12-11. In the 2nd, the defense for the ‘Nettes stiffened up, & made it really tough for the Lady Generals. Using a 15-5 quarter run, Pickens went into the half with a 27-16 lead.

 

The defensive effort in the 2nd quarter, carried over to the 3rd for the ‘Nettes as they would double the scoring output of Heritage, 16-8, to stretch their lead going to the 4th, 43-24. The 4th quarter, saw the Lady Generals try for one final push. Heritage, would outscore Pickens 19-9 in the final quarter, but it would not be enough as the ‘Nettes came away with the win, 52-43.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Shelby Cook: 17 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 4 assists, & 5 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Torie Williams: 4 points, 3 assists, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

 

For the ‘Nettes, the win gives them a home game for the first round of the 4-A State Tournament. Even with the ‘Nettes storied past, which includes several state titles, this will be the first ever tournament game that Pickens will be hosting. Pickens, has one more game at Southeast Whitfield this week as they will play the #1 seeded Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins tonight for the 6-AAAA Region Championship. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Get OT Win Over 6-A River Ridge To Close Regular Season, Start Region Tournament Monday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Knights of River Ridge out of the 6-A classification for the finale of the 2017-18 regular season. Pickens, came into this game with an overall record of 18-5, while the Lady Knights rolled in with a 17-7 record. It looked like it would be a good one, and that was the case.

 

The 1st quarter, was a back and forth frame as both squads traded buckets. Pickens, got the best of the opening quarter taking a 15-12 lead over River Ridge, heading to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it remained close as the ‘Nettes stretched out it’s narrow lead on the Lady Knights ever so slightly. Using an 11-8 quarter run, Pickens took a 26-20 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter again saw Pickens add to it’s lead. A 15-11 quarter advantage for the home team gave the ‘Nettes a 41-31 lead over River Ridge heading to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Knights went on a massive run. They outscored Pickens, 22-12 in the final quarter of regulation, with the final two coming in the final seconds to tie the game at 53, sending this game to overtime. In the overtime period, the ‘Nettes made the most of their scoring chances, having to comeback from a small deficit, to come away with a 65-61 win.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 18 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 13 points, 5 assists, & 3 rebounds

Torie Williams: 10 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, wraps up the regular season with a record of 19-5. They will be the #2 seed in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. The ‘Nettes, will play the #7 seed, Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders in the first round on Monday at 7:30 pm. Winner will advance to the 4-A State Tournament.

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‘Nettes Finish Region Schedule At 9-3, Host 6-A River Ridge in Final Regular Season Test

PHS Basketball, Sports

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.

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‘Nettes Get 4 In Double Figures In Win At Ridgeland, Host Chestatee For Senior Day

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip to Rossville, Ga to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. The ‘Nettes, came into the game still buzzing after sweeping the Heritage Lady Generals on Tuesday, and looked to continue their momentum against the Lady Panthers.

 

In the first, it would be a slow start initially, but picked up as the quarter went on. Pickens, gathered a 16-9 lead over Ridgeland going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense found more consistency, and it reflected on the scoreboard. Using a 21-15 quarter run, Pickens took a 37-24 lead over the Lady Panthers heading into the break.

 

The second half, would belong to the road team in green. The ‘Nettes, would turn it up on both sides of the ball in the 3rd, to increase their lead over Ridgeland. Using a 22-6 quarter advantage, Pickens, held a 59-30 lead over the Lady Panthers going to the 4th. In the 4th, as was the case for most of the 2nd half, the younger girls got in and played very well for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, closed things out using an 18-12 run, to get the win, 77-42, over Ridgeland.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Shelby Cook: 14 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 3 assists, & 2 rebounds

Chloe Walker: 11 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 7 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Sarah Morris: 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound,  2 steals, & 1 block

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes, will now turn their attention to this afternoon as they host the Chestatee Lady War Eagles for Senior Day. This game, is a make up as the originally scheduled game got postponed due to weather. Tip off, is scheduled for 3 pm.

 

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‘Nettes Sweep Lady Generals, Take Over 2nd Place In 6-AAAA

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals inside the Dragons Den. This game, was critical as far as region standings were concerned as the winner of this one, would take over sole possession of 2nd place, with the region tournament fast approaching. The last time these two met, the ‘Nettes came away with a big road victory.

 

It was a slow start for both teams in the first quarter as shots were just refusing to fall. Mid-way through the frame, the scoring picked up, & it would be Pickens taking a 15-8 lead over Heritage going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, again, points were hard to come by. The Lady Generals, used a 10-6 quarter run, to trim the ‘Nettes lead down to 21-18, going to the break.

 

The 3rd, saw back and forth action as they score remained close. Pickens, used a slim 14-13 quarter advantage over the Lady Generals to take a 35-31 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes, were able to pull away using a 22-9 quarter advantage to get a big win, 57-40.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 21 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 12 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 2 assists, & 7 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 4 assists, & 9 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 1 point, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back on the road this coming Friday as they will travel to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Get Non-Region Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix out of 6-AAA to the Dragons den for a little non-region tussle. Coming into the ball game, the ‘Nettes, were winners of 4 straight, & looked to go 2-0 for the weekend.

 

Much like Friday night against Southeast Whitfield, the ‘Nettes got off to a fast start in the opening quarter. Pickens, raced out to an early 17-4 lead over the Lady Phoenix going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes, added to their lead, using a 19-11 quarter run. Pickens, held a 36-15 lead going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Sonoraville offense got going. The Lady Phoenix outscored Pickens 14-8 in the 3rd, but the ‘Nettes still held the lead going to the 4th, 44-29. The 4th quarter, was a very competitive 8 minutes as both teams finished strong. Sonoraville, outscored the ‘Nettes 17-14 in the 4th, but Pickens held on to get their 5th straight win, 58-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 18 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 10 points, 7 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 2 assists, & 9 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 4 points, 7 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ansley Parker: 3 points, & 1 rebound

Hattie Baker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, & 2 rebounds

 

Pickens, will take to the road this coming Tuesday as they head to LaFayette for region action. The ‘Nettes, will look for the season sweep over the Lady Ramblers, & stay in the 2nd spot in 6-AAAA play. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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‘Nettes Start Holiday Classic With Big Win Over Christian Heritage

PHS Basketball, Sports

Earlier this afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, once again found themselves in Fannin competing in a tournament. This time, it was the Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Pickens, drew the 9-1 Christian Heritage Lady Lions for their first game. The ‘Nettes, were looking to end a two game skid after an 8-0 start to the season.

 

The first quarter, saw a back and forth frame as the two teams, who were a combined 17-3 coming into the game, traded bucket for bucket. The Lady Lions of Christian Heritage held a slim lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd, 9-8. It would be more of the same in the 2nd quarter as neither team good gain a sizable lead. We would head to the break, all tied up at 19 a piece.

 

In the 3rd, the trend continued from the first half with both teams staying neck and neck with each other. Christian Heritage, used a 16-14 quarter advantage to take a slim 35-33 lead over Pickens into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the defense for the ‘Nettes would come up big & by using a 17-10 quarter run, Pickens stunned the Lady Lions & sealed a 50-45 win.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 3 assists, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 1 assist, & 8 rebounds

Torie Williams: 8 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Hattie Baker: 7 points, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

With the win, Pickens will now play the White County Lady Warriors at 2 pm tomorrow for a spot in the championship game on Saturday.

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