Dragons Win Third Straight As They Tame The Bobcats

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The Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Bobcats of Gilmer in the Dragons Den for a region 7AAAA battle. Pickens, coming off of an incredible comeback against Heritage on Tuesday, looked to keep the momentum going against their rivals to the north. Dragon Nation would have a lot to cheer about Friday evening.

The first quarter opened in a similar way as the girls game with both teams searching for consistency. The Dragons got out front to end the quarter with the 15-9 lead. Pickens would use a combination of both sides of the ball to outscore Gilmer in the second quarter, 23-15 to take a 38-24 lead into the locker room. Coming out for the third quarter, the Dragons were able to maintain the lead after outscoring the Bobcats 19-12 to hold a 57-36 advantage going to the fourth. Gilmer made a mini run in the final quarter of the ball game outscoring Pickens, 18-11, but the Dragons closed it out and got the win, 68-54.

The Dragons are now 6-2 on the season and 2-1 in region play

Leading the way for Pickens last night would be:

Shannon Brooks: 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals

Holden Roop: 15 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, and 3 steals

Trent Rizoti: 13 points, and 7 rebounds

Clay Wigington: 9 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, and 3 blocks

Travis Huffman: 4 points, and 4 rebounds

Pickens will have a quick turnaround as they’ll travel to Dawson County this evening to take on the Tigers in non region action. Tip off for the game is scheduled for 7:30.

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