‘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 Ring In New Year With Big Region Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, welcomed the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den to begin the 2018 portion of the schedule. Pickens, was coming off an impressive end to 2017 as they won the Mountain Top Holiday Classic last week.

 

In the opening quarter, the ‘Nettes jumped out to a quick lead as they were hot from beyond the arc to start. Pickens would use a combination of solid offense, & tough defense to grab a 23-8 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, more of the same from the opening frame continued as the ‘Nettes would extend their lead over the Lady Raiders. Using an 18-10 quarter run, Pickens went into the locker room up 41-18 at the break.

 

In the 3rd, the momentum built in the 1st half by Pickens, carried over into the 2nd half as the offense would continue to find consistent good looks at the basket, & the defense stayed tough throughout. A 22-12 quarter run in the 3rd gave the ‘Nettes a 63-30 lead over Southeast Whitfield, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens, got some younger girls in to gain experience on the varsity level, & to close out the ball game. The ‘Nettes, would take this one by a final of 69-36.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 20 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 6 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Chloe Walker: 3 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will be back in action later this afternoon as they will host the 10-3, Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in a non region game. Tip off is scheduled for 3 pm.

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‘Nettes Cap Off 2017 With Holiday Classic Champioship

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In a late afternoon match up, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made their way up to Blue Ridge one last time to take on the host team, the Fannin Lady Rebels, in the Girls championship game for the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic. These two teams met in November for the Thanksgiving Tournament title held in Fannin & Pickens came away the victor.

 

The 1st quarter of this championship game was a tight one. Both teams found scoring, but it was a battle to get those points as both were sound defensively. The ‘Nettes held a 9-8 lead over Fannin going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, it remained close as Pickens held a slim lead going into the break. The ‘Nettes used a 14-11 quarter advantage to increase their lead to 23-19 over the Lady Rebels.

 

It would start to get a little chippy in the 3rd quarter as there were multiple technical fouls handed out by officials. Through all of the physical play, Pickens outscored Fannin in the 3rd, 14-11, to take a 37-30 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Rebels would try to rally. Every time Fannin would get within striking distance, the ‘Nettes would get a stop on defense, or make a shot. Pickens, was able to hold off the Lady Rebels to get the win 49-44, to capture the 2017 Mountain Top Holiday Classic.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (named All-Tournament)

Allie Stephens: 11 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals (named All-Tournament)

Torie Williams: 5 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 4 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 1 block (named All-Tournament)

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds (named All-Tournament)

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

 

The ‘Nettes, finish 2017 at 11-2, and will have most of next week to rest and prepare for their next game this coming Friday night when they welcome the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders to the Dragons Den for a region match up. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 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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‘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 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 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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