Last Saturday, the Nettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dawson County to take on the Lady Tigers in non region action. Pickens, coming off of a tough defeat at the hands of their rivals the Lady Cats of Gilmer, had to block that out and focus on a good team in Dawson not even 24 hours later. This would be the 2nd game in a home and home series between these two teams.The Lady Tigers jumped out early on in the opening quarter holding a 15-4 lead heading to the second quarter. The Nettes found more offense in the second quarter but Dawson outscored Pickens 23-20 to take a halftime lead of 38-24. The Lady Tigers would continue their scoring pace as they outscored the Nettes in the third 16-10, to take a 54-34 lead headed to the final quarter of play. Dawson led throughout this one and came away with the 71-40 victory.
Pickens is now 4-5 on the season and 2-1 in region play
Leading the way for the Nettes Saturday were:
Haley Kalson: 13 points and 1 steal
Taylor Wigington: 12 points, 2 assists, and 6 rebounds
Ashley Nelson: 7 points, and 1 rebound
Autumn Young: 5 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal
Makayla Payne: 3 points, 5 assists, and 10 rebounds
Paula Pickett and Kaitlin Redman grabbed 4 rebounds each
A busy week for the Nettes starts Tuesday evening as they host the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in 7AAAA action. Tip off for that one is scheduled for 6 pm.