#TeamFYNSports Sports Writer Players Of The Week: Amanda Nelson & Hunter Hermann

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This week’s #TeamFYNSports Sports Writer Basketball Players of the Week are freshman Amanda Nelson, & senior Hunter Hermann. Both had good games this week. Amanda against Heritage & Ridgeland, & Hunter against Heritage, Ridgeloand, & Forsyth Central. The Nettes’, went 2-0 this week while the Dragons went 2-1.


For Amanda Nelson, not only did she make an impact during this week’s games, she’s done it all season. Starting as a freshman, she routinely guards one of, if not the opposing teams best players & holds her own very well. Offensively, she does the dirty work. Grabbing rebounds & hustling for loose balls. Against Heritage, Nelson scored 3 points, had 5 assists, & grabbed 2 rebounds while defending a senior on the Lady Generals team that is one of their top two options. Against Ridgeland, she had 2 assists & 3 rebouns, while once again playing very well defensively.


Hunter Hermann, recently returned to the basketball court after sustaining an injury late during football season. Since his return, He’s done very well contributing to the Dragons. Against the Generals of Heritage, Hermann finished with 13 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 blocks. Against Ridgeland, He put up 12 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals. Yesterday against Forsyth Central, Hermann ended up with 3 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & a steal.


The Nettes’ & Dragons only have one game next week as they will welcome the Lady Ramblers & Ramblers of LaFayette to the Dragons Den for big time region match ups. The Nettes’, will get it started at 7 pm, & the Dragons will follow at 8:30.


Dragons Fall To Forsyth Central In Non-Region Action

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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.


Dragons Sweep Ridgeland To Win 2nd Straight, Host Forsyth Central This Afternoon

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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


Nettes’, Complete Season Sweep Of Ridgeland In A Big Way

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in 6-AAAA action. Pickens, came into the game coming off of a big upset over the Heritage Lady Generals, handing them their first region loss in the process, & were looking to keep momentum going with another region win.


The 1st quarter, started out slow for the road team until the 2nd unit came into the game. That 2nd unit, propelled the Nettes’ into the lead as we headed to the 2nd, Pickens up, 18-11. The Nettes’, extended their lead in the 2nd quarter with defense. The defense of the Nettes’ helped them to a 25-6 quarter run, to take a 43-17 lead going into the half.


In the 3rd, Pickens continued to lead as they used a 15-8 quarter run to extend their lead to 58-25 going to the fourth. In the 4th, the Nettes’, closed out the game with a 23-6 run to grab the win, 81-33.



Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points, 8 rebounds, 10 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals

Chloe Walker: 9 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 4 steals

Cassidy Richards: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 7 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 5 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

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

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 6 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 3 rebounds


Pickens, will have the majority of next week off as they get ready for a home game next Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers. Tip off is set for 7 pm.


Four Score In Double Figures As Dragons Defeat Generals

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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.


Nettes’ Hand Heritage Their First Region Loss With Overtime Win

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team, hosted the Heritage Lady Generals in a crucial 6-AAAA region match up. Heritage, came into the game atop the region standings at 6-0, while the Nettes’, came in at 3-3. Good for 4th. The Lady Generals, took the first game of the series earlier in the season, with Pickens looking for the split.


It was clear early on that these two teams were evenly matched. After the first quarter, Pickens held a slim 12-11 lead over the Lady Generals. In the 2nd, both teams traded buckets, with Heritage outscoring the Nettes’ 12-9, to take a 23-21 lead into the break.


This game remained tight as we entered the 2nd half. The 3rd quarter, saw Pickens outscore the Lady Generals 12-9, to tie things up going to the 4th, at 32 a piece. In the 4th, it came down to the final seconds as senior Torie Williams hit game tying free throws, & Heritage missed a potential game winning three, to send us into overtime, tied at 42. In the overtime period, the Nettes’ outscored the Lady Generals, 8-4, to get a big win, 50-46.



Torie Williams: 24 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Hattie Baker: 4 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds

Sarah Morris: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 1 point, 3 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 block

Chloe Walker: 1 point, 1 steal, 1 block


Pickens, will look to keep rolling on Friday as they will take to the road to face the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in another big region game. Tip off is set for 6 pm.


#TeamFYNSports Sports Writer Players Of The Week: Torie Williams & Seth Bishop

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This week’s #TeamFYNSports Sports Writer Player of the Week is a pair of PHS Seniors. Torie Williams, & Seth Bishop. At the end of every week we will select one Nettes player & one Dragons player as our players of the week. This week, Torie & Seth claim the honors.


Torie Williams, played very well against tough competition this week as Pickens went up against Dawson & Forsyth Central in non-region action. Williams, finished with 12 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals against Dawson, while collecting 14 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals against Forsyth Central. Williams, is committed to continue her basketball career at Reinhardt University.


For Seth Bishop, it was a special week. Not only did he have good games against solid opponents, he surpassed the 1,000 career point mark against Forsyth Central. Against Dawson, Bishop had 26 points, 3 assists, & 10 rebounds. He followed that up with a 23 point, 2 assist, 8 rebound performance against Forsyth Central.


It’ll be a busy week this week for the Nettes & the Dragons as they will play a pair of region games, & the Dragons will play another non-region game. Tomorrow, Heritage comes to town with tip-off is scheduled for 6 & 7:30. Friday, Pickens will head to Rossville, to take on Ridgeland at 6 & 7:30 as well. On Saturday, the Dragons will host Forsyth Central at 2:30.




Dragons Fall To Bulldogs As Bishop Surpasses 1,000 Career Points

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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.


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