Last Tuesday, the Nettes varsity basketball team traveled up to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in what was a big region game for both teams. Before this game, the varsity girls saw their JV teammates defeat the JV Lady Raiders and looked to get a win of their own. Pickens indeed did just that.The Lady Raiders opened the ball game with a three pointer then the Nettes scored five straight. Southeast then went on a run themselves as they outscored Pickens the rest of the quarter, 14-5, to lead it after one, 17-5. The Nettes came back in the second quarter and cut the Lady Raider lead to 23-21 after an 11-6 quarter as we went to the break.
Pickens continued their good play from the second quarter into the third as they outscored Southeast 15-10 to take the lead into the fourth, 36-33. A back and forth final quarter would go the Nettes way as they outscored the Lady Raiders 19-16, to get an important win, 55-49. The Nettes are now 7-9 on the season and 3-3 in 7AAAA play.
Leading the way for Pickens on Tuesday were:
Haley Kalson: 18 points, 4 assists, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals
Paula Pickett: 10 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, and a block
Makayla Payne: 9 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, and a steal
Taylor Wigington: 9 points, 2 assists, and 3 rebounds
The Nettes are back home tonight for the first time in the new year as they welcome the Lady Panthers of Ridgeland in yet another big region game. Tip off for this one is set for 6 pm.