Weaver’s 34 Points Powers Nettes’ Past Cedartown

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, the PHS varsity Dragonettes basketball team was once again at home as they hosted some out of region competition in the form of the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs. Cedartown, is out of region 5 in 4A, & used to be a region opponent for Pickens. The Nettes’ were looking to build off of a big win over Ridgeland last Friday.

 

In the first quarter, the Lady Bulldogs got off to a real fast start. Things started to pick up for the Nettes’ towards the middle of the quarter, especially for Junior Mykenzie Weaver. Weaver, scored all of the 15 1st quarter points for the Nettes’ as Pickens led Cedartown 15-10, going to the 2nd. Weaver, continued her hot streak into the 2nd quarter as she scored 8 of the 11 Pickens points in the frame. The Nettes’, outscored the Lady Bulldogs 11-7 in the quarter, to give themselves a 26-17 lead, going into the break.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Cedartown looked to get back into the ball game. The Lady Bulldogs, outscored Pickens 13-10, to cut the Nettes’ lead down to 36-30, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Nettes’ turned things up. Pickens, would outscore Cedartown 21-12 in the final frame, to secure a 57-42 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 34 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds, 4 steals

Olivia Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks

Torie Williams: 9 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 3 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steals

 

The Nettes’, will be back on the road on Friday as they head to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a region contest. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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Nettes’ Back To .500, Pick Up First Region Win

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Last night, after either playing on “neutral” court or on the road, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was finally back home as they welcomed the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland for a region tilt. Pickens, looked to get back on track after a tough loss on the road to Heritage on Tuesday, & even up their overall, & region record.

 

The Nettes’, got off to a fast start on the home floor as they got things rolling early. Going to the 2nd quarter, Pickens led Ridgeland 20-7. To their credit, the Lady Panthers found their stride as their offense picked up in the 2nd quarter. After one half of play, the Nettes’ found themselves ahead, 32-20.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Ridgeland continued to climb back into the game as they outscored Pickens 17-14 in the frame, to cut the Nettes’ lead to 46-37, going to the fourth. The 4th quarter, saw an explosion of offense from the Nettes’. Pickens, poured in 28 points in the final quarter to pull away from Ridgeland and seal the win, 74-52.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 25 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals

Torie Williams: 11 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 8 points, 8 assists, 10 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 8 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 3 steals

Reagan Harwood: 5 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Cassidy Richards: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 1 point, 3 rebounds

 

Pickens, will be right back at home on Tuesday night as they take on the Cedartown Lady Bulldogs in a non-region match up. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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Nettes’ Suffer Tough Defeat In Region Opener

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, traveled up to Ringgold to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in the opening game of 6-AAAA region play. Pickens, was coming off of a 2nd place finish last week in the annual Thanksgiving Tournament & had confidence coming into this game with Heritage after sweep the regular season series, & besting them in the region tournament semifinals last season.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes’ jumped out to a quick start in a big time early road game. After one quarter of play, Pickens found themselves ahead of the Lady Generals, 19-12. For the bulk of the 2nd quarter, both teams traded bucket for bucket. The Nettes’, outscored Heritage 10-8, giving them a 29-20 lead, going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the tide began to turn ever so slightly. By outscoring Pickens in the 3rd, 13-8, the Lady Generals cut into the Nettes’ lead as we headed to the 4th, 37-33. In the 4th, Heritage would go on a big run before the Nettes’ got their first bucket of the frame. The Lady Generals, used a 24-12 quarter advantage to take this one, 57-49.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

Torie Williams: 10 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 8 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’, will look to rebound from this one as they will finally be back home and welcome the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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Nettes’ Ground Lady Eagles, Face Gilmer In Tournament Championship Tonight

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team traveled back to Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, once again opened the day as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles from North Carolina.

 

In the opening quarter, once Pickens found it’s footing, they were able to build a lead on the Lady Eagles. Going to the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ led, 14-7. In the 2nd, the Nettes’ extended their lead using a combination of good defense leading to offense. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam 17-9 in the 2nd, Pickens took a 31-16 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ continued to build their lead on the Lady Eagles. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam, 16-13, Pickens held a 47-29 advantage going to the 4th. The Nettes’ took this one, 60-36.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 14 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Reagan Harwood: 6 points, & 5 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Chloe Walker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 4 points, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

Later today, the Nettes’ will head back to Ellijay to take part in the 3rd and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This will also be a true championship game as both teams have won their other two games. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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Dragonettes Open 2018-19 Basketball Season Against Forsyth Central

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Last night, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team welcomed the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs to the Dragons Den to tip off the 2018-19 campaign. Forsyth Central, is out of region 5 in the 7-A classification, so this would be a big, early test for Pickens coming off of a sweet 16 appearance in the 4-A tournament last season.

 

As you can imagine, both teams were looking to find a rhythm early on in this opening game of the season. Forsyth Central, used a run to propel them to a lead after the first quarter with a score of 19-5. The offense, picked up a little bit for the Nettes’ and in turn, the defense also picked up towards the end of the first half. The Lady Bulldogs held a 35-15 lead at the break.

 

Pickens, again continued to improve in the 2nd half as they outscored their 1st half point total in the 3rd as they put up 19 points. Forsyth Central continued to hold the lead going to the 4th, 58-34. The Nettes’, then outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the 4th, 15-13. Forsyth Central got the win, 71-49.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Torie Williams: 16 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Cassidy Richards: 3 points, 1 rebound

Chloe Walker: 2 points

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks

Amanda Nelson: 1 point, 2 assists, 5 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 rebounds

 

The Nettes’, will be back on the court this Saturday afternoon as they take on the Fannin Lady Rebels on Day 1 of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. the Nettes’ will open up the tournament against the Lady Rebels at 3 pm, followed by the Dragons, who will be making their season debut against the Rebels, at 4:30. Games will be played at Gilmer High School. The Tournament, will start on Saturday, continue on Monday, & conclude on Tuesday.

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‘Nettes Advance To Sweet 16 After Win Over Troup County

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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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