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

PHS Basketball, Sports

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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‘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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Slow Start Hinders ‘Nettes Against 4A Num. 7 Heritage

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Ringgold, to take on the 7th ranked team in 4-A according to sandysspiel.com, & region 6 foe, Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, came in to last night’s game with a little momentum after defeating Sonoraville on Saturday to give Coach Enis her 400th career win & looked to even the season series against Heritage.

 

The 1st quarter, was not kind to the team in green last night. Heritage, got off to a 21-5 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense came alive. Pickens, outscored the Lady Generals 19-14 in the frame to cut the Heritage lead to 35-24 going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens cut into the lead even more, dropping it to single digits. The Lady Generals used a 24-18 quarter advantage to extend their lead to 59-42 going to the 4th. Heritage, closed out the 4th quarter with a 17-12 advantage to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 76-54.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 25 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 6 points, 3 assists, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 2 assists, 10 rebounds, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 5 points, 3 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, & 4 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will finally be back home on Friday as they host the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in a critical region match up. With three games left, & all of them being region games, each game is crucial to the ‘Nettes region tournament seeding. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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Coach Donna Enis Gets Win 400 As ‘Nettes Sweep Sonoraville

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region action. These two teams met earlier this season with Pickens coming away with the narrow victory.

 

In the 1st, both teams jockeyed for the lead trading bucket after bucket. Going to the 2nd, it would be the ‘Nettes who had a 13-10 lead. In the 2nd, it was again tightly contested as Pickens held a slight 10-9 quarter advantage over the Lady Phoenix to head into the break, up 23-19.

 

Much like the 1st half, the 3rd quarter again was neck in neck. Pickens, maintained it’s lead over Sonoraville with a 14-13 3rd quarter run to lead it 37-32 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes pulled away from the Lady Phoenix. Pickens used a 17-5 quarter run to close out the win, 54-37. That win, would give Dragonettes head coach Donna Enis her 400th for her career.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 18 points, & 10 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, & 4 rebounds

Autumn Young: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Madison McClure: 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will get back to region action on Tuesday night as they travel to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a big region game for both teams. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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‘Nettes Fall In Close One With Top Ten Lady Generals

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Generals of Heritage in a tough 6-AAAA match up. Pickens, were looking to bounce back after a tough loss last Friday to the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. Heritage, came in ranked in the top ten of the 4A poll just like the Lady Bruins and were 8-0, 3-0 in the region coming into last night.

 

In the 1st, the 2nd unit for the ‘Nettes acted like a spark plug. The ‘Nettes caught fire early to jump out to a 19-10 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, Heritage used a 16-8 quarter run to get back into it. At the half, Pickens held a slim lead, 27-26.

 

In the 3rd, it was more back and forth between the two teams as they proved to be very evenly matched throughout the game. The Lady Generals had a slight 13-12 quarter advantage to send us to the 4th, tied at 39. In the 4th, the physicality that this game had kept up as fans from both sides of the stands were clamoring for fouls through the majority of the contest. Heritage was able to hit their free throws at the end of the game to come out with the win, 53-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 11 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 7 points, 3 assists, & 1 rebound

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, 5 rebounds, & 4 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 4 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 3 points, & 3 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Tessa Duncan: 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

 

The ‘Nettes will look to get back to their winning ways on Friday as they make the long trek to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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