Yesterday afternoon, the Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Forsyth Central Bulldogs out of the 7A classification for a non-region contest. Pickens, came into the ball game having won back to back region games against Heritage & Ridgeland, & looked to end the week with their 3rd straight win.
The first quarter of this game was much like the Dragons game against Ridgeland the other night, back & forth. The visiting Bulldogs, took a one point lead going to the 2nd, 13-12. In the 2nd quarter, the two teams remained close, but Forsyth Central was able to extend it’s lead slightly over Pickens going to the break, 28-22.
In the 3rd, the Bulldogs, would outscore the Dragons by ten, 20-10, to take a 48-32 lead going to the 4th & final quarter of play. The 4th quarter was closely played as Forsyth Central outscored Pickens 20-14, to seal the win, 68-46.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 7 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds
Tucker Lowe: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Owen Moss: 4 points, 1 rebound
Hunter Hermann: 3 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Brady Moore: 3 points, 2 rebounds
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 rebound
Pickens, will be in action on Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers & Ramblers for key region match ups. The Nettes’, will start things off at 7 pm, followed by the Dragons at 8:30 pm.
After the Nettes’ picked up a big win to keep their winning streak alive, the Dragons, looked to create a winning streak. After defeating Heritage the other night, Pickens came into Ridgeland not only for their 2nd win in a row, but a season sweep over the Panthers.
The first quarter, saw it go back and forth between both teams. The Panthers, took a 15-12 lead into the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, it looked like we were going into the break tied at 32, but Ridgeland was able to get 5 quick points, including a buzzer beating three to take a 37-32 lead over the Dragons, going into halftime.
In the 3rd, Pickens started it’s comeback. The Dragons, would outscore Ridgeland 14-9 in the 3rd to cut the Panther lead down to 46-44, going to the 4th. In the 4th quarter, Pickens used defense to create offense as they outscored the Panthers 23-14 to complete the season sweep & get the win, 67-60.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 4 assists, 11 rebounds, 4 steals
Hunter Hermann: 12 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals
Zach Goss: 10 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals
Tucker Lowe: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Brady Moore: 10 points, 5 rebounds
Owen Moss: 2 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
The Dragons, will be right back at it this afternoon as they host the Forsyth Central Bulldogs in non-region action. The day kicks off with the C-Team at 11:30 am, the Jv Boys at 1 pm, & finally the varsity Dragons at 2:30 pm
After the Nettes’ took down the Lady Generals in overtime, the Dragons looked to complete the jv/varsity sweep as earlier on in the day, the jv Nettes’ defeated Heritage 36-29. If the season had ended prior to the game, the Dragons would be the 6th seed & would take on these Heritage Generals in the first round of the 6-AAAA region tournament. There’s still a lot of time to improve on that before tournament time however, & Pickens looked to do that. Prior to the game, PHS senior Seth Bishop was recognized for scoring his 1,000th career point last Saturday against Forsyth Central.
Early on in the 1st, it was the Generals getting things started. Pickens, was able to get back into it prior to the end of the frame as Heritage led the Dragons 16-11, going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Dragons offense came alive. The defense led to offense with Pickens outscoring the Generals 18-10. Those final 3 points of the half came by way of a buzzer beater from sophomore Tucker Lowe. Going to the break, the Dragons held a 29-26 lead over Heritage.
In the 3rd, the Dragons kept up the pace they set in the 2nd quarter as they held the vc
Generals to 12 3rd quarter points, while scoring 23 points, to extend their lead going to the 4th, 53-38. In the 4th, the Generals made a big run, cutting the Pickens lead down to single digits. The Dragons, were able to hold off Heritage, getting the win, 75-65 & ending a 12 game losing streak.
Seth Bishop: 25 points, 3 assists, 13 rebounds, 1 block
Tucker Lowe: 19 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 15 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
Hunter Hermann: 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Owen Moss: 3 points, 10 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals
The Dragons, will look to build off of this win when they head to Rossville to take on the Panthers of Ridgeland. Pickens, defeated Ridgeland earlier on in the season & will be looking to complete the season sweep. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.
After the JV Nettes’ & varsity Nettes’ picked up big wins, the Dragons varsity basketball team looked to complete the afternoon sweep over 7A Forsyth Central.
The Bulldogs, started the game on a 7-0 run. Pickens, fought back and after one, Forsyth Central led the Dragons, 21-16. In the 2nd quarter, the Dragons stayed within striking distance as the Bulldogs kept the lead going into halftime, 41-30.
The 3rd quarter, saw a career achievement reached as Senior Seth Bishop surpassed 1,000 points during his time at PHS. Forsyth Central, used a 23-12 quarter run to extend their lead going to the 4th, 64-42. The 4th quarter was closly contested with the Bulldogs barely outscoring the dragons, 17-15. Forsyth Central took the win however, 81-57.
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds
Zach Goss: 9 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds
Brady Moore: 7 points, 4 rebounds
Owen Moss: 3 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Hayes Pickett: 3 points, 1 rebound
Noah Sutton: 3 points
Andrew Smith: 2 points
Hunter Hermann: 1 assist, 5 rebounds
The Dragons, will be back in region action on Tuesday as they host the Heritage Generals in a big region contest. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.
After the girls varsity game, it was time for the nightcap as the Dragons hosted the Dawson Tigers to open their portion of the 2019 schedule. Pickens, looked to split the series with the Tigers after falling to Dawson in Dawsonville.
Much like the girls game, the visitors got off to the quick start, but the home team was able to rally back. In a back & forth opening quarter, the Tigers held a 21-18 lead. In the 2nd, Pickens went on a run sparked by the returning Hunter Hermann. The Senior changed the tempo of the ball game & helped the Dragons go on a 16-9 quarter run to take a 34-30 lead into the break.
The 3rd quarter, saw a lot of scoring from both teams. Both teams combined to score 47 points in the frame, with Dawson outscoring Pickens 28-19, to retake the lead going to the 4th, 58-53. The Tigers, would be able to hold off any Dragon run as they outscored Pickens in the 4th, 26-16, to take a 84-69 win.
Seth Bishop: 26 points, 3 assists, 10 rebounds
Zach Goss: 15 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Hunter Hermann: 12 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Owen Moss: 6 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Brady Moore: 4 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds
Tucker Lowe: 2 points, 2 assists
Pickens, will take to the road tomorrow as they head to Forsyth Central to take on the Bulldogs in non-region action. Tip off is set for 4 pm.
After the Nettes’ & Lady Tigers game concluded, it was time for the Dragons & the Tigers to take the floor. Dawson, much like their Lady Tiger teammates, came into this game ranked in the top ten in the 3A classification while Pickens came in looking to snap a bad streak and pick up a big non region win.
The game got off to a slow start with both teams trying to get that first bucket to go down. Eventually, both teams got points on the board and it would be Dawson taking a 21-12 lead over the Dragons going to the 2nd. Scoring in the 2nd quarter was close as the Tigers just managed to outscore Pickens 21-15 in the frame. Taking a 42-27 lead into the half.
The 3 pointer was falling for the Tigers last night & they used it to stop any run the Dragons would muster. Going to the 4th, Dawson led Pickens 67-41. The final from Dawsonville would be 80-47, Dawson.
Seth Bishop: 17 points
Owen Moss: 8 points
Zach Goss: 8 points
Brady Moore: 4 points
Hayes Pickett: 4 points
Tucker Lowe: 3 points
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points
Andrew Smith: 1 point
Much like the Nettes’, the Dragons, will be participating in a holiday tournament next week. They will be competing in the Model Big Blue Classic being held at Model High School in Rome starting next Thursday as they take on the Calhoun Yellow Jackets at 3 pm.
After the Nettes picked up a big win earlier, the Dragons looked to complete the varsity sweep over a Southeast Whitfield Raider team that recently took down reigning 6-AAAA region champs Lafayette not too long ago.
In the 1st, both teams found scoring, mainly inside the paint. After one, the Southeast Whitfield Raiders led the Dragons 21-17. In the 2nd, the Raiders started getting the tree ball to go down, but Pickens stayed within striking distance. Going into the half, Southeast Whitfield held a 44-34 lead.
The 3rd quarter scoring again was close as the two teams went back and forth. The Raiders, outscored Pickens 18-15, & held a 62-49 lead going to the 4th. Southeast Whitfield used a 14-6 4th quarter run, to take this one from the Dragons, 76-55.
Seth Bishop: 18 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal
Zach Goss: 10 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal
Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 1 steal
Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Owen Moss: 2 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals
Hayes Pickett: 2 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds
Noah Sutton: 2 points
Pickens, will be back home on Thursday as they host the Lions of Christian Heritage in non-region action. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.
After the Nettes’ fell in a tough game against the Lady Bruins, the Dragons took on the Bruins in the night cap of this varsity doubleheader, looking to split the games on the evening.
The Dragons, came out with a big time sense of energy and it showed as they got off to a nice lead over the Bruins. Using that nice start, Pickens took a 17-12 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter saw an action packed, fast paced, high scoring frame. Northwest Whitfield, outscored the Dragons 26-19, to take a 38-36 lead into the break.
The 3rd quarter, saw the Bruins continue their momentum from the 2nd quarter as they outscored Pickens 28-16, to take a 66-52 lead going to the 4th. Northwest Whitfield would hold on in the 4th to get the win, 87-68.
Seth Bishop: 35 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 block
Zach Goss: 10 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 3 blocks
Owen Moss: 9 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 7 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
Brady Moore: 5 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks
Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
Pickens, will be on the road in Dalton on Tuesday as they take on the Southeast Whitfield Raiders in the final region match up of 2018. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 pm.