On Friday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge for the final day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic & the final game of the 2016 portion of the schedule. Pickens, would be facing the Oak Grove Tigers, a team from Alabama.
In the first, both teams’ offenses were trading baskets. The Tigers, held a slim lead going to the 2nd, 13-12. In the 2nd, the Dragons defense picked up, which led to good scoring chances. Pickens outscored Oak Grove 21-14 in the frame to take a 33-27 lead into the break.
The success the Dragons had in the 2nd, carried over to the 3rd as the defense kept leading to transition buckets on the other end. Pickens outscored the Tigers 17-12 in the 3rd to stretch their lead out to 50-39. In the 4th, the Dragons were able to close things out with a 23-15 quarter run. Pickens took this one, 73-54. All-Tournament selections for the Dragons would be Seth Bishop & Hunter Hermann.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Seth Bishop: 14 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, & 3 steals
Joseph Gossett: 13 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Blake Gorth: 10 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 3 blocks
Hunter Jordan: 10 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 block
Hunter Hermann: 9 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals
Chase Simmons: 4 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
Avery Luke: 4 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals
Keinyuan Hooks: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Zach Goss: 3 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds
Jacob Brumby: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds & 2 steals
The Dragons will be back home to open up the 2017 part of the schedule on Tuesday as they welcome the Phoenix of Sonoraville to the Dragons Den in a non region contest. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.