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.