Last night, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team welcomed the Forsyth Central Lady Bulldogs to the Dragons Den to tip off the 2018-19 campaign. Forsyth Central, is out of region 5 in the 7-A classification, so this would be a big, early test for Pickens coming off of a sweet 16 appearance in the 4-A tournament last season.
As you can imagine, both teams were looking to find a rhythm early on in this opening game of the season. Forsyth Central, used a run to propel them to a lead after the first quarter with a score of 19-5. The offense, picked up a little bit for the Nettes’ and in turn, the defense also picked up towards the end of the first half. The Lady Bulldogs held a 35-15 lead at the break.
Pickens, again continued to improve in the 2nd half as they outscored their 1st half point total in the 3rd as they put up 19 points. Forsyth Central continued to hold the lead going to the 4th, 58-34. The Nettes’, then outscored the Lady Bulldogs in the 4th, 15-13. Forsyth Central got the win, 71-49.
Mykenzie Weaver: 16 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal
Torie Williams: 16 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal
Hattie Baker: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound
Ansley Parker: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Cassidy Richards: 3 points, 1 rebound
Chloe Walker: 2 points
Sarah Morris: 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds
Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks
Amanda Nelson: 1 point, 2 assists, 5 rebounds
Olivia Simmons: 5 assists, 2 rebounds
Reagan Harwood: 2 rebounds
The Nettes’, will be back on the court this Saturday afternoon as they take on the Fannin Lady Rebels on Day 1 of the annual Thanksgiving Tournament. the Nettes’ will open up the tournament against the Lady Rebels at 3 pm, followed by the Dragons, who will be making their season debut against the Rebels, at 4:30. Games will be played at Gilmer High School. The Tournament, will start on Saturday, continue on Monday, & conclude on Tuesday.