This past Saturday afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Chestatee War Eagles in a non-region contest. This day, was also recognized as Senior Night. Pickens, was fresh off of a big road win the previous night against Ridgeland, & looked to carry over the momentum built in that game over to their game against Chestatee.
In the 1st quarter, the scoring happened early and the pace quickened just as fast. Chestatee raced out to an early 22-13 lead, heading to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter saw both teams go back & forth, bucket for bucket, including a big time thrown down from Junior Zach Goss for the Dragons. After using a 20-16 quarter run, the War Eagles took a 42-29 lead over Pickens into the break.
The 3rd saw the War Eagles extend their lead over the Dragons using an 18-12 advantage. Chestatee held the lead, 60-41 going to the 4th. Chestatee would take this one from Pickens, 75-54.
Leading the way for the Dragons were:
Seth Bishop: 14 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal
Hunter Fowler: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal
Hunter Hermann: 7 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 3 blocks
Zach Goss: 6 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals
Keinyuan Hooks: 6 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound
Joseph Gossett: 5 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound
Chase Simmons: 3 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal
Avonta Johnson: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds
Evan Jones: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 block
Tomorrow night, the Dragons will head to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Raiders, in what is most likely, the biggest game of the season so far. A win for Pickens, could mean that these same teams meet in the first round of the upcoming region tournament. Tip off time is scheduled for 7:30 pm.