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.

 

Stats:

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.

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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.

 

Stats:

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

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

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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.

 

Stats:

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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Dragons Hang Tough With Dawson To Tip Off 2019

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

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Dragons Get Ready For Christmas Tournament Next Week At Model High School

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

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Dragons End The 2018 Home Schedule Against Christian Heritage

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After the Nettes’ took home an exciting win, the Dragons looked to pull off a big win as their 2018 home portion of their season came to a close. The Christian Heritage Lions, came in ranked in the top 10 in the A-Private classification.

 

In the first, it was the away team that got off to the quick start. The Dragons, got back into it just before the end of the frame as the Lions held a 14-6 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter, saw Christian Heritage get the three ball working. The Lions used a 26-14 2nd quarter run to take a 40-20 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw the Lions extend their lead on Pickens as they took a 65-29 advantage into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the younger players for the Dragons got in and looked good. Pickens outscored Christian Heritage in the 4th, 11-8. The Lions would take this one however, 73-40.

 

Stats:

Tucker Lowe: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Seth Bishop: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Hayes Pickett: 4 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 block

Zach Tetterton: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Daniel Tetterton: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 steals

Andrew Smith: 2 points

Zach Goss: 1 point, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Brady Moore: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Noah Sutton: 2 rebounds, 1 block

 

Pickens, will be on the road tonight as they will head to Dawsonville to face the Dawson Tigers in a non-region contest. The Tigers, much like the Lady Tigers, are ranked in the top 10 of the AAA classification. Tip off set for 8:30.

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Dragons Fall In Final Region Game Of 2018, Host Christian Heritage Tomorrow

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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.

 

Stats:

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.

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