Nettes’ Win Third Straight, Host Gilmer On Tuesday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the trip up to Walker County to take on the LaFayette Lady Ramblers in a 6-AAAA region match up. Pickens, came in winners of two straight, & looking to improve to 2-1 in the region.

 

In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that took control early. After one, the Lady Ramblers led Pickens, 13-10. In the 2nd, the offense & defense for the Nettes’ picked  up. Pickens, outscored LaFayette 15-13 in the frame to cut the Lady Rambler lead to 26-25 at the half. In the 2nd quarter, Junior Mykenzie Weaver reached the 1,000 point mark for her career.

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ would grab the lead from LaFayette. Outscoring the Lady Ramblers 18-16, Pickens held a 43-42 lead going to the 4th. The 4th saw the Nettes’ pull away. Pickens, outscored LaFayette 22-12 in the final frame to get the win, 65-54.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, 5 steals

Torie Williams: 17 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 block

Ansley Parker: 4 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 3 points, 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’ will be back home on Tuesday as they will welcome the Gilmer Lady Cats to the Dragons Den. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.

 

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Weaver’s 34 Points Powers Nettes’ Past Cedartown

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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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Nettes’ Open Tip-Off Tournament With Win Over Fannin

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Yes ladies & gentlemen it’s that time once again as high school basketball has started in the state of Georgia. With that, comes the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament being held this year in Ellijay at Gilmer High School. The tournament, features Pickens, Gilmer, Fannin, & Hiwassee Dam. Kicking off the tournament this year, would be the Nettes’ & the Lady Rebels of Fannin.

 

It was a back & forth frame to start the opening quarter as you got the feeling this one might be closely contested the entire way through. Pickens, was able to grab an 8-6 lead after one. The action, & the offense picked up for both teams in the 2nd quarter as the Nettes’ scored 20 points, while the Lady Rebels scored 19. Pickens, continued to lead Fannin as we hit the half, 28-25.

 

In the 3rd quarter, Fannin, off the strength of good defensive effort, held the Nettes’ to just 5 points, while scoring 13, to take the lead going to the 4th, 38-33. In the 4th, the defense for Pickens stepped up and the offense fed off of that to close things out. The Nettes’, closed the 4th with a 17-8 run to get a 50-46 win.

 

The Nettes’ will be back on the court tomorrow afternoon as they will take on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles at 3 pm. Reminder, the game will be played in Ellijay at Gilmer High School.

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 27 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 block

Olivia Simmons: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 2 assists

Torie Williams: 3 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 1 point, 3 rebounds

 

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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 Fall To Jefferson In Sweet 16

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the nearly two hour trip to Jefferson County to take on the Jefferson Lady Dragons in the Sweet 16 of the 4-A Girls State Basketball Tournament. Pickens, was riding a wave of momentum after hosting a state playoff game for the first time since 2000 last week, & looked to continue that momentum on the road against Jefferson.

 

In the opening quarter, both teams went back and forth early on with the ‘Nettes taking an early lead on the home team. Midway through the frame, the height advantage Jefferson had on Pickens began to become a little bit of a factor as the Lady Dragons used it to help cause a couple of turnovers to take a 17-9 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes were finding good looks on offense, but the shots just would not fall for the team in green as Jefferson extended it’s lead. Using a 20-7 quarter advantage, the Lady Dragons took a 37-16 lead over Pickens into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw the offense from the ‘Nettes start to get things going as they started to see the shots go in & were getting to the free throw line. Jefferson, barely outscored Pickens in that third quarter, 15-13, and held a lead of 52-29, going to the 4th. Pickens, ended the game on a strong note, outscoring the Lady Dragons 11-10 in the final quarter of play. Jefferson took this one, 62-4o.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Torie Williams: 11 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

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

Mackenzie Hampton: 4 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, & 1 block

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 3 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

 

Looking ahead for Pickens, they will be losing three key seniors in Shelby Cook, Mackenzie Hampton, & Allie Stephens, but will be bringing back a lot of experience next season. Six of the ‘Nettes seven losses on the season were to eventual state playoff teams. 22 wins is the most a ‘Nettes team has finished with in a single season in quite some time. The arrow is pointing upward when it comes to Dragonettes basketball.

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