‘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

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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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Slow Starts Hinder ‘Nettes In Loss To Union

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up to Blairsville to take on the Union Co. Lady Panthers in non-region action. Pickens, looked to get back on the winning track after a tough game Monday night against Northwest Whitfield.

 

The 1st quarter, started with the Lady Panthers jumping out to a quick lead. Pickens, picked things up as the quarter rolled along, but it would be Union who held a 13-7 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes got things clicking on both ends. With the help of a 22-12 quarter run, Pickens took a 29-25 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, it was back and forth with the teams trading the lead several times. With an 11-8 quarter run, the Lady Panthers were able to regain the lead going to the 4th, 37-36. In the 4th, Union was able to hold off the ‘Nettes with a 20-17 quarter run, & key free throws to get the win, 57-53.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 19 points, 8 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

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

 

The ‘Nettes, will now have a week to get ready for a 3-day Christmas Tournament being held in Fannin. Pickens, will play at 2 pm on Thursday.

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‘Nettes Get Big Road Region Win Over Lady Generals, Now 7-0

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Ringgold to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a big 6-AAAA region game. Coming into the ball game, Pickens, hadn’t played since the Gilmer game due to the snow, & came in 6-0, and in a three-way tie for 1st in the region. Heritage, came in 5-2, & also a part of that three-way tie at the top of the region standings.

 

In the 1st quarter, both teams got things going offensively as buckets would be traded back and forth. Heading in to the 2nd, the ‘Nettes held a 17-16 lead over Heritage. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens, as they have a few times early in the season, held a good Lady Generals team to single digits in the frame as they outscored Heritage 14-9 to take a 31-25 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, that high powered Lady General offense got things going. Heritage, would outscore the ‘Nettes 20-12 in the 3rd to take a 45-43 lead going to the 4th & the final quarter. In the 4th quarter, Pickens, made a 22-13 run using some timely buckets and clutch free throws to come away with the huge road win, 65-58.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 12 points, 2 assists, & 5 rebounds

Torie Williams: 8 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 8 points, & 1 rebound

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

 

Pickens, are now 7-0 on the season & in 1st place in 6-AAAA at 3-0. The ‘Nettes will be back in action on Friday as they host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in another region contest. Tip off scheduled for 6 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

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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 Get Win Over Hiwassee Dam, Play Host Fannin In True Championship Game

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The PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, was again in Blue Ridge yesterday afternoon for day 2 of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day, the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles.

 

In the opening quarter of play, the ‘Nettes, would seize control early. Pickens took a 14-7 lead over the Lady Eagles going to the 2nd quarter. The defense for Pickens helped lead to offense as they would build on their 1st quarter lead on Hiwassee Dam. Using a 16-9 quarter run, The ‘Nettes held a 30-16 advantage as we hit the half.

 

In the 3rd, the both teams would slightly struggle finding consistent offense, but Pickens would still maintain a lead. The ‘Nettes held a 37-22 lead over the Lady Eagles going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, an 11-8 quarter run for Pickens helped seal the victory as the ‘Nettes took this one, 48-30.

 

Leading the way for Pickens would be:

Mykenzie Weaver: 19 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, & 9 rebounds

 

With wins by Pickens & Fannin yesterday, it sets up a true championship game between the two teams this evening. The ‘Nettes & Lady Rebels will tip-off at a scheduled 6 pm.

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