Nettes’ Hand Heritage Their First Region Loss With Overtime Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals in a crucial 6-AAAA region match up. Heritage, came into the game atop the region standings at 6-0, while the Nettes’, came in at 3-3. Good for 4th. The Lady Generals, took the first game of the series earlier in the season, with Pickens looking for the split.

 

It was clear early on that these two teams were evenly matched. After the first quarter, Pickens held a slim 12-11 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, both teams traded buckets, with Heritage outscoring the Nettes’ 12-9, to take a 23-21 lead into the break.

 

This game remained tight as we entered the 2nd half. The 3rd quarter, saw Pickens outscore the Lady Generals 12-9, to tie things up going to the 4th, at 32 a piece. In the 4th, it came down to the final seconds as senior Torie Williams hit game tying free throws, & Heritage missed a potential game winning three, to send us into overtime, tied at 42. In the overtime period, the Nettes’ outscored the Lady Generals, 8-4, to get a big win, 50-46.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 24 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 1 point, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 block

Chloe Walker: 1 point, 1 steal, 1 block

 

Pickens, will look to keep rolling on Friday as they will take to the road to face the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in another big region game. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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Weaver Hits Game Winning Free Throws To Push Nettes’ Past Forsyth Central

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On Saturday afternoon, the PHS varsity Dragonettes traveled to Forsyth County to take on the Lady Bulldogs of Forsyth Central in non-region action. These two teams met in Jasper to begin the 22018-19 season, with Forsyth Central coming away with the win. Pickens, was coming off of a tough loss to Dawson on Thursday, & looked to even this season series before getting back into region play next week.

 

This game, started out tight, & it had the looks of a close game early on. Both teams, scored 9 points in the frame, & we’d go to the 2nd, all tied up. Both teams remained close as it was a back & forth first half of play. The Lady Bulldogs, outscored Pickens 13-12 in the 2nd, to take a 22-21 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’, built up a little lead on Forsyth Central. Using a 14-10 quarter run, Pickens took a 35-32 lead, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Bulldogs were able to tie things up in the final minute. The Nettes’, were able to get a 5 second call on Forsyth Central, & Mykenzie Weaver was able to draw a foul with 1.8 seconds left. Weaver calmly stepped to the line, & drained both free throws to give Pickens the 46-44 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 30 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Torie Williams: 14 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Amanda Nelson: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 4 rebounds

 

Pickens, will be back home on Tuesday as they will welcome the Heritage Lady Generals to the Dragons Den in a key region match up. Heritage, comes into the game 13-2 overall & in 1st place at 6-0 in 6-AAAA. The Nettes’, are 10-8 overall, & 4th in 6-AAAA at 3-3. Tip off scheduled 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’ Finish 2nd in Tip-Off Tournament, Begin Region Play Next Week

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On Tuesday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again back in Ellijay to close out the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Their opponent on this day would be the host school, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This game, was a traditional championship game as both teams won their games on Saturday & Monday.

 

The 1st quarter, started off slow for both teams but picked up towards the middle and end of the frame. Pickens, took a 14-12 lead over Gilmer, going to the 2nd. This game had the makings of a classic as both teams poured in 15 points a piece in the 2nd as the Nettes’ continued to lead the Lady Cats going to the break, 29-27.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens could not get any flow on offense as Gilmer held them to just 4 third quarter points & the Lady Cats took the lead going to the 4th, 40-33. In the 4th, the Nettes’ kept threatening, but Gilmer was able to hold off any late charge & get the win, 51-42.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 16 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds (All-Tournament Team selection)

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal (All-Tournament Team selection)

Sarah Morris: 9 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds (All-Tournament Team selection)

Reagan Harwood: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

 

The Nettes’ will now have the rest of the week to rest up & get ready for a big week next week as region play starts. Pickens, will be on the road this Tuesday as they take on the Hertiage Lady Generals. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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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 Advance To 4-A State Tournament, Face Heritage In Semi-Finals On Thursday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take part in the first round of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came in as the #2 seed and was matched up with the #7 seed & host team, the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. The winner, would advance to the region semi-finals, & to the 2018 4-A State Tournament.

 

The 1st quarter, started off a little slow for the ‘Nettes to begin things. Pickens, got a big pick me up to end the frame as Junior Torie Williams nailed a buzzer beater from half court to give the ‘Nettes a 17-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens settled in and was able to get things going on both ends of the floor. Using a 23-7 quarter advantage, the ‘Nettes took a 40-15 lead over Southeast Whitfield going to the break.

 

Pickens, carried their solid play from the 2nd quarter over to the 3rd as they extended their lead over the Lady Raiders. With the help of a 21-9 run, the ‘Nettes took a 61-24 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. With a 12-10 quarter run in the 4th, the ‘Nettes sealed the win, 73-34.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Sarah Morris: 13 points, 3 assists, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 steals, & 3 blocks

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 3 steals

Cassidy Richards: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Reagan Hardwood: 2 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 1 point, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Kealy Hillhouse: 1 point, & 1 rebound

 

With the win, the ‘Nettes have secured a spot in the 2018 4-A State Tournament, & have advanced to the semi-finals of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament where they will meet the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, won both meetings during the regular season, but will need to win this one if they want to host a state tournament game. Tip off is scheduled for 4 pm on Thursday. Game will be played at Southeast Whitfield.

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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 Bounce Back With Non-Region Win Over Sonoraville

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Earlier today, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix. Pickens, came into the game sporting a small, two game losing streak & looked to right the ship before getting back to region play. The last time these two teams met, the ‘Nettes bested the Lady Phoenix by 12 in Jasper.

 

In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that would get off to the fast start. The Lady Phoenix, held a 17-12 lead over Pickens going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense woke up. Using a 16-9 quarter advantage, Pickens took the lead from Sonoraville going to the half, 28-26.

 

Pickens, kept up the stellar play from the 2nd quarter during the 3rd quarter as they stretched out their lead. Using a 19-9 run, the ‘Nettes held a 47-35 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, despite getting outscored 16-13 in the frame, Pickens held on to come away with the win, 60-51.

 

Leading the way for Pickens were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 20 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 17 points, 3 assists, 13 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 7 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 4 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

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

 

Pickens, is now 15-4 overall & sitting in 3rd in 6-AAAA at 6-3. The ‘Nettes, will be back home on Tuesday night, hosting the 2nd place team in 6-AAAA, the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, already holds a victory over the Lady Generals, & this game will go a long way to determine seeding in the upcoming region tournament with just 3 region games left for the ‘Nettes. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

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