‘Nettes Suffer First Loss In Final Home Game Of 2017

PHS Basketball, Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins, in a big time region match up. Entering the game, the Lady Bruins were 8-1 overall, & 4-0 in region play, While the ‘Nettes, were 8-0 overall, & also 4-0 in region play. This, would prove to be the toughest game so far for Pickens.

 

The first quarter, was high scoring from the get go. Both teams found success very early & the scoreboard reflected that. Heading into the 2nd, the Lady Bruins held a 20-14 lead over the ‘Nettes. The second quarter, was back and forth, & even throughout the frame. Northwest Whitfield outscored Pickens 15-14, to help take a 35-28 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, would end up being the determining factor in this one. The Lady Bruins, would use a 29-14 quarter run, to build a 64-42 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes, would close out the game on a strong note as they outscored Northwest Whitfield 16-14. The final score in this one, 88-58 Lady Bruins.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 18 points, 4 assists, & 3 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 4 assists, & 3 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 8 points, 3 assists, & 7 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, & 1 rebound

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

 

Pickens, will be on the road for the rest of 2017 starting on Thursday when they head to Blairsville to take on the Union County Lady Panthers in non region action. Tip off is scheduled for 7 pm.

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‘Nettes Now 8-0. Host Northwest Whitfield In First Place Battle On Monday

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This past Friday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den in a 6-AAAA match up. The ‘Nettes, came into the ball game at 7-0 after a big road when this past Tuesday against Heritage.

 

In the first quarter, it was a feeling out process for both teams as both got things going. The ‘Nettes, were able to grab the lead heading into the 2nd quarter, 16-10. In the 2nd, Pickens continued to turn their defense into offense. Ridgeland, despite several turnovers during the frame, stayed within striking distance of the ‘Nettes. The ‘Nettes, used a 12-8 quarter run, to take a 30-18 lead into the break.

 

In the 2nd half, the defense for Pickens really picked up. In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes added to their lead using an 11-6 quarter run. Pickens lead the Lady Panthers 41-24 going to the 4th. A 10-5 quarter run by Pickens in the 4th sealed their 8th win in a row as they took this one, 51-29.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 21 points, 4 rebounds, & 4 steals

Torie Williams: 15 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Olivia Simmons: 5 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

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

Ansley Parker: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 1 point, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 3 assists, 6 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes, will face their toughest test to date so far during the season when they host the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins tomorrow. The Lady Bruins, are 8-1, & 4-0 in 6-AAAA. Tied atop the standings with Pickens. The Lady Bruins, are averaging 63.4 ppg while giving up 33.6 ppg in 9 games so far this season. The ‘Nettes, are averaging 54.6 ppg, while giving up 36.3 ppg. Tip off for this one is 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 To Face Rival Lady Cats For 3rd Seed Heading Into State Tournament

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team were back in Dalton to take part in the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament Semi-finals. Their opponent, the top seeded, & 4-A top ten ranked Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. The winner, not only would advance to the championship game, but would also ensure a home game in the state tournament.

 

In the 1st, It took a bit for both teams to get anything consistent. In a back and forth opening quarter, the Lady Bruins held a 12-7 over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stayed within striking distance of top seeded Northwest Whitfield. A 14-8 quarter advantage gave the Lady Bruins a 26-15 lead going to the half.

 

The 3rd quarter, was relatively low scoring as both teams combined for 17 total points. An 11-6 quarter advantage game Northwest Whitfield a 37-21 lead over Pickens going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Bruins used a 16-12 quarter run to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 53-33.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 8 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

MyKenzie Weaver: 3 points, & 2 rebounds

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

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, & 8 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

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

 

Later today, the ‘Nettes will be back in Dalton to take on their bitter rial, the Gilmer Lady Cats, in the 3rd place game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. The winner, will be the 3rd seed for region 6 when they take on region 8 in the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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‘Nettes Earn State Berth With Region Tournament Win Over Ridgeland

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes traveled to Southeast Whitfield to kickoff the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament Quarterfinals. The ‘Nettes, came in to the tournament as the #4 seed & took on the #5 seeded Lady Panthers of Ridgeland for the right to punch their ticket to the 4-A State Tournament.

 

Pickens, got off to a fast start in the opening quarter of this one. The ‘Nettes, raced out to a 17-6 lead going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the Lady Panthers got their offense to pick up. Pickens, outscored Ridgeland in the frame 15-11, to take a 32-17 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes stretched their lead out on the the Lady Panthers using a 14-9 quarter run. Heading to the 4th and final quarter, Pickens led Ridgeland, 46-26. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes were able to seal things up and earn a state tournament berth with a 62-41 victory.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 15 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 13 points, 2 assists, & 9 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 9 points, 5 assists, & 6 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 10 rebounds, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 5 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 3 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

Allie Stephens: 2 points

 

The ‘Nettes, will now take today & tomorrow to get ready for their Semi-final match up with the #1 seeded Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. A win there for Pickens would send them to the championship game & give them a home game in the 1st round of the state tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday at Southeast Whitfield.

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‘Nettes Fall In Region Match Up With 4-A Num. 6 Bruins

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Tunnel Hill to take on the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a big region match up. Pickens, came into the ball game on a 3 game win streak and 4th in the region standings. Northwest Whitfield, came in undefeated in region play, & ranked 6th in the 4-A poll by www.sandysspiel.com.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes stayed with the high powered Lady Bruins matching them score for score. Northwest Whitfield would take a 16-11 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was more of the back and forth action between the two teams. A late run, & a 13-10 quarter run for the Lady Bruins gave them a 29-21 lead over the ‘Nettes as we hit the half.

 

Early on in the 3rd, Pickens went on a 5-0 run to cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to three. The Lady Bruins however, answered with a 23-4 run the rest of the way in the 3rd to stretch out their lead on the ‘Nettes, 52-30, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Northwest Whitfield closed things out to get the win, 71-42.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Ashley Nelson: 6 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Autumn Young: 6 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 1 point, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

 

The ‘Nettes will get right back to it this afternoon as they travel to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region play. Tip off scheduled for 3 p.m.

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‘Nettes Win 3rd Straight, Face Region Leading Lady Bruins Friday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Bartow County to take on the Lady Tigers of Adairsville in non region action. These same two teams met last Saturday in Jasper with the ‘Nettes coming away with a 72-62 win.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes jumped out to an early lead. While the Lady Tigers found success late in the frame, Pickens still held the advantage going to the 2nd, 17-13. In the 2nd, Pickens continued to build on it’s 1st quarter lead. Using an 18-13 quarter run, the ‘Nettes lead things going into the break, 35-26.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes defense was very effective. Defensively, Pickens allowed only 7 3rd quarter points, while the offense poured in 16 to increase the ‘Nettes lead over Adairsville going to the 4th, 51-33. In the 4th, Pickens closed things out to get the win and season sweep over the Lady Tigers, 69-52.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 15 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 9 points, 2 assists, 12 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 steal, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Autumn Young: 6 points, 6 assists, & 2 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 5 points, & 6 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back on the road on Friday as they travel to take on the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a crucial 6-AAAA region game. The Lady Bruins are atop the region standings at a perfect 8-0 & are 14-4 on the season. Pickens, will come into that ball game 12-7 overall and 4th in the region at 3-4. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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‘Nettes 3-Game Win Streak Ends At The Hands Of Num. 9 Bruins

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On Friday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the 9th ranked team in all of 4A, the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in what was an early region showdown. The ‘Nettes, came in winners of their last three games, two being region games to stand atop the standings and were looking for number four.

 

In the first, it was the Lady Bruins getting out to the quick start. Pickens, however, got things rolling towards the end of the frame to cut the Northwest Whitfield lead to 15-10 going to the 2nd. In what was a very physical first half, the Lady Bruins began to build their lead. Northwest Whitfield led the ‘Nettes going into the break, 32-20.

 

In the 3rd, The Lady Bruins used their smothering pressure defense to contain the ‘Nettes. While the quarter score was close at 16-13, Northwest Whitfield stretched their lead out slightly, 48-33 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Lady Bruins began to pull away. Northwest Whitfield would use a 25-13 quarter run to defeat Pickens, 73-46.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 13 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 11 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 2 assists, & 6 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 5 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

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

Allie Stephens: 3 points

Torie Williams: 2 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Madison McClure: 1 point, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes will be at home again this Tuesday as they host the Lady Generals of Heritage. Heritage, is undefeated on the season at 8-0 and tied with Northwest Whitfield for 1st in the region at 3-0. The ‘Nettes, are currently tied for 3rd with Southeast Whitfield at 2-1. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

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