It was mid-afternoon basketball earlier today as the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team headed to Calhoun to take on the Phoenix of Sonoraville in a non-region contest. Sonoraville, took the first meeting between these two earlier in the season in Jasper, & the Dragons were looking to earn a season split.
The first quarter, was a hard fought, even frame. The Phoenix, came away from a close opening quarter with the slim lead, 13-12. The 2nd quarter, saw much of the same back and forth action as the 1st quarter provided. Both teams scored 18 points a piece, & it would be the Phoenix still on top of the Dragons going to the break, 31-30.
In the 3rd, Pickens began to chip away at the Sonoraville lead. Using a 16-14 quarter advantage, the Dragons cut the Phoenix lead down to single digits as they trailed 55-46, going to the final quarter. Sonoraville, would use an 18-9 quarter run in the 4th to seal the win, 73-55.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Seth Bishop: 16 points, & 9 rebounds
Zach Goss: 11 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks
Keinyuan Hooks: 11 points, 8 assists, & 3 rebounds
Joseph Gossett: 7 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds
Chase Simmons: 4 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 blocks
Hunter Fowler: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Tucker Lowe: 3 points
The Dragons, will now refocus, & prepare for a region match up with the Heritage Generals inside the Dragons Den on Tuesday night. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.