Earlier today, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix. Pickens, came into the game sporting a small, two game losing streak & looked to right the ship before getting back to region play. The last time these two teams met, the ‘Nettes bested the Lady Phoenix by 12 in Jasper.
In the 1st quarter, it was the home team that would get off to the fast start. The Lady Phoenix, held a 17-12 lead over Pickens going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes offense woke up. Using a 16-9 quarter advantage, Pickens took the lead from Sonoraville going to the half, 28-26.
Pickens, kept up the stellar play from the 2nd quarter during the 3rd quarter as they stretched out their lead. Using a 19-9 run, the ‘Nettes held a 47-35 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, despite getting outscored 16-13 in the frame, Pickens held on to come away with the win, 60-51.
Leading the way for Pickens were:
Mykenzie Weaver: 20 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block
Mackenzie Hampton: 17 points, 3 assists, 13 rebounds, & 2 steals
Torie Williams: 10 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal
Allie Stephens: 7 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal
Olivia Simmons: 4 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals
Shelby Cook: 2 points, 3 assists, & 2 rebounds
Pickens, is now 15-4 overall & sitting in 3rd in 6-AAAA at 6-3. The ‘Nettes, will be back home on Tuesday night, hosting the 2nd place team in 6-AAAA, the Heritage Lady Generals. Pickens, already holds a victory over the Lady Generals, & this game will go a long way to determine seeding in the upcoming region tournament with just 3 region games left for the ‘Nettes. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.