Dragons Begin Pickens Holiday Classic Against Model

Team FYN Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Blue Devils of Model in the first day of the Pickens Holiday Classic. Model is a AA school out of Rome.


The 1st quarter for the most part was back and forth. Model made a late run to take a 19-11 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter belonged to the Dragons. Pickens outscored the Blue Devils 17-13, to cut the Model lead to 32-28 going into the break.


In the 3rd, the Blue Devils stretched their lead out slightly. Model outscored the Dragons 18-14, to take a 50-42 lead going into the 4th and final quarter. The Blue Devils were able to hit free throws down the stretch and take this one 66-54 after outscoring Pickens in the 4th, 16-12.


Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Trent Rizoti: 15 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds

Joseph Gossett: 11 points, & 1 assist

Holden Roop: 9 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tyler Garner: 8 points, 6 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Sam Davis: 7 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Blake Gorth finished with 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & a block, while Seth Bishop added 2 points, & an assist.


The Dragons will be back at it tonight in day 2 of the Pickens Holiday Classic as they host the Knights of River Ridge. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the new gym.

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