Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Nettes’ varsity basketball team traveled back to Ellijay for the 2nd day of the annual Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament. Pickens, once again opened the day as they took on the Hiwassee Dam Lady Eagles from North Carolina.
In the opening quarter, once Pickens found it’s footing, they were able to build a lead on the Lady Eagles. Going to the 2nd quarter, the Nettes’ led, 14-7. In the 2nd, the Nettes’ extended their lead using a combination of good defense leading to offense. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam 17-9 in the 2nd, Pickens took a 31-16 lead into the half.
In the 3rd, the Nettes’ continued to build their lead on the Lady Eagles. Outscoring Hiwassee Dam, 16-13, Pickens held a 47-29 advantage going to the 4th. The Nettes’ took this one, 60-36.
Mykenzie Weaver: 23 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals
Torie Williams: 14 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals
Reagan Harwood: 6 points, & 5 rebounds
Amanda Nelson: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals
Chloe Walker: 4 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals
Sarah Morris: 4 points, & 1 steal
Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal
Hattie Baker: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal
Later today, the Nettes’ will head back to Ellijay to take part in the 3rd and final day of the Thanksgiving Tip-Off Tournament as they take on the host team, the Gilmer Lady Cats. This will also be a true championship game as both teams have won their other two games. Tip off is scheduled for 6 pm.