During the early afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge again to compete in the 2nd day of the three day, Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Their opponent, the Adairsville Tigers. A team the Dragons & Nettes will host inside the Dragons Den a week from Saturday. A win here meant one of these teams would be playing at 2:30 tomorrow, the other, would be back bright and early at 11:30.
In the 1st, both the Tigers and Dragons went back and forth, battling for the lead. Adairsville came away with the 1st quarter lead, 14-12 as we went to the 2nd. In the 2nd the Tigers expanded their lead a bit on Pickens. Adairsville outscored the Dragons 16-8 in the 2nd to take a 30-20 lead going into the break.
The 3rd quarter saw the Tigers break things open a bit. They outscored Pickens 19-11 in the frame to take a 49-31 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. The 4th quarter proved to be the best offensive quarter for the Dragons as they outscored the Adairsville 16-11, but it would not be enough. The Tigers took this one, 60-47.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Seth Bishop: 23 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks
Jacob Brumby: 6 points, & 4 rebounds
Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds
Avery Luke: 4 points, 1 rebound, & 2 blocks
Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 1 assist, & 2 steals
Hunter Jordan: 1 point
Blake Gorth: 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 blocks
Zach Goss: 5 rebounds & 1 steal
Chase Simmons: 2 assists, & 2 rebounds
Hunter Fowler: 3 assists
Avonta Johnson: 1 assist, & 1 rebound
The Dragons will again be playing at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in Fannin as they take on the Oak Grove Tigers out of Alabama. Pickens, will look to end 2016 on a high note going into more region action next Tuesday.