Last Friday night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Cartersville to take on the Purple Hurricanes in region 7-AAAA action. The Dragons, came in winners of 3 of their last 4 games with all 3 of those being region games.
In the first quarter, everything just went Cartersville’s way. The Purple Hurricanes took a 27-11 lead heading into the 2nd. Cartersville just could not miss as they stretched out their lead. The Purple Hurricanes outscored the Dragons in the quarter 30-15 to take a 57-26 lead into the break.
In the third, Cartersville again stretched out their lead using a 23-8 quarter run. The Purple hurricanes led things, 80-34, going to the fourth. A highlight for the Dragons in the 4th quarter was freshman Seth Bishop’s put back dunk that even had the home crowd cheering. Cartersville took this one, 92-40.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Trent Rizoti: 10 points, & 4 rebounds
Avery Luke: 9 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal
Holden Roop: 7 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound
Chase Simmons: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Seth Bishop: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Tyler Garner had 2 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds, & DJ Walden finished with 2 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound.
The Dragons will look to shake that game off and get back in the win column this Tuesday as they host the Heritage Generals. The Generals are currently at the top of the 7-AAAA standings at 8-1 while the Dragons are currently in 5th at 3-4. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.