Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Sonoraville Phoenix in a non region contest. Sonoraville, took the 1st match up between these two teams earlier in the season, so the Dragons came in looking to tie the season series.
In the 1st, both teams were deadlocked. At the end of one quarter, both teams found themselves tied up at 13 a piece going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the offense started to flow for both sides. Pickens, used a 26-20 2nd quarter advantage to take a 39-33 lead over the Phoenix at the half.
In the 3rd, it was again closely contested with both teams finding success on both ends of the ball. The Dragons, added to their lead over Sonoraville with a 20-18 quarter advantage to take a 59-51 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Phoenix made their run to overtake the Dragons near the end of the game. With the seconds ticking off the clock and Pickens down 72-71, Chase Simmons hit a three from the corner pocket with 11 seconds left to give the Dragons a 74-72 lead. Pickens hit two free throws to seal the win over Sonoraville, 76-72.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Avery Luke: 19 points, 4 assists, 11 reboumds, & 2 steals
Joseph GossettL 15 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals
Seth Bishop: 13 points, 1 assist, & 11 rebounds
Hunter Hermann: 11 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals
Jacob Brumby: 7 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 block
Chase Simmons: 5 points
Keinyuan Hooks: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Hunter Jordan: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds
Blake Gorth: 1 point, 1 rebound, & 1 block
The Dragons, will again be on the road as they head out to take on the Heritage Generals in a crucial region game. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.