Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Tunnel Hill to take on the region leading Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins in the 2nd game of their home & home series. In the first meeting, the Lady Bruins came away with the win. The ‘Nettes were looking to return the favor on Northwest Whitfield’s court.
In the opening quarter, both offenses were able to get going despite maybe not having quality practice time due to the weather. Northwest Whitfield, held the lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd, 21-17. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens cut the Lady Bruins lead in half. Using a 12-10 quarter run, the ‘Nettes only trailed 31-29 going to the break.
In the 3rd, Northwest Whitfield would look to widen their lead on the ‘Nettes. The Lady Bruins, outscored Pickens in the 3rd, 20-13, to take a 9 point lead going to the 4th, 51-42. The 4th quarter, was a real tightly contested frame as the Lady Bruins were able to hold on after a 21-19 quarter run, to get the win, 72-61.
Leading the way for Pickens was:
Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds
Torie Williams: 9 points, 8 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Shelby Cook: 6 points, & 9 rebounds
Mackenzie Hampton: 6 points, 2 assists, & 3 rebounds
Olivia Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Sarah Morris: 3 points, 3 assists, & 1 rebound
Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebound