Dragons Pull Off Big Region Win On The Road Against Northwest Whitfield

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The Dragons, came into this game looking to avenge a loss from earlier in the season, & to try and rebound after a tough last second loss in Ellijay on Tuesday night.

 

In the first quarter of this one, it was the away team that got out to the quick start as Pickens jumped out to a 9-2 lead early on. As the quarter came to a close, the Dragons kept their early lead, and took a 16-12 advantage over Northwest Whitfield going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Bruins got things going on their end outscoring Pickens 25-14, to take a 37-30 lead going into the break.

 

Pickens came back in the 3rd quarter & cut into the Bruins lead, keeping it within striking distance. The Dragons, outscored Northwest Whitfield 18-17 in the frame as the Bruins held a 54-48 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, the Pickens offense exploded. The Dragons, using a 30-17 run in the final quarter, took this one away from Northwest Whitfield & picked up the win, 78-71.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 22 points, 4 assists, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks

Tucker Lowe: 21 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds

Zach Goss: 14 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 10 points, 6 assists, 8 rebounds, 3 steals

Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Owen Moss: 4 points, 2 assist, 1 rebound

Alex Snelgrove: 1 point, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

 

Like the Nettes’, the Dragons will also be in Dalton later today as they take on the Christian Heritage Lions in non-region action. Tip off scheduled for 5:30.

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Dragons Hang With Region’s Top Team, Face Bobcats On Tuesday

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After the Nettes’ took care of business in their game, it was the Dragons turn to take the court. Their opponent, the region leading LaFayette Ramblers who, coming into the game, had only lost one game the entire season. The Ramblers, took game one of the season series earlier in the year, & Pickens looked to even the series, & shock the region in the process.

 

In the opening quarter, the Dragons came out on fire. Pickens, used a great combination of offense & defense to jump out to a 21-11 lead over LaFayette going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Ramblers started getting things going for themselves. They used a 21-6 quarter run, to take a 32-27 lead over the Dragons going into halftime.

 

In the 3rd quarter, the scoring in the quarter remained close as LaFayette barely outscored Pickens 19-15. Going to the 4th, the away team held the lead, 51-42. In the 4th & final quarter, the Ramblers used a 21-18 run, & some late free throws to seal the win, 72-60.

 

Stats:

Hunter Hermann: 16 points, 3 assists, 6 rebounds

Zach Goss: 12 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds

Tucker Lowe: 12 points

Seth Bishop: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks

Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds

Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds

Owen Moss: 4 assists, 6 rebounds, 2 steals

 

The Dragons, will kick off a 3 game road trip on Tuesday as they’ll head to Ellijay to take on the Gilmer Bobcats in a big time region game. Like the Lady Cats, the Bobcats sit in 2nd place in the region standings while the Dragons currently sit in 6th. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

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Dragons Fall To Forsyth Central In Non-Region Action

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Yesterday afternoon, the Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Forsyth Central Bulldogs out of the 7A classification for a non-region contest. Pickens, came into the ball game having won back to back region games against Heritage & Ridgeland, & looked to end the week with their 3rd straight win.

 

The first quarter of this game was much like the Dragons game against Ridgeland the other night, back & forth. The visiting Bulldogs, took a one point lead going to the 2nd, 13-12. In the 2nd quarter, the two teams remained close, but Forsyth Central was able to extend it’s lead slightly over Pickens going to the break, 28-22.

 

In the 3rd, the Bulldogs, would outscore the Dragons by ten, 20-10, to take a 48-32 lead going to the 4th & final quarter of play. The 4th quarter was closely played as Forsyth Central outscored Pickens 20-14, to seal the win, 68-46.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 9 rebounds, 1 steal

Zach Goss: 7 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds

Tucker Lowe: 4 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Owen Moss: 4 points, 1 rebound

Hunter Hermann: 3 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Brady Moore: 3 points, 2 rebounds

Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will be in action on Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers & Ramblers for key region match ups. The Nettes’, will start things off at 7 pm, followed by the Dragons at 8:30 pm.

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Dragons Fall To Bulldogs As Bishop Surpasses 1,000 Career Points

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After the JV Nettes’ & varsity Nettes’ picked up big wins, the Dragons varsity basketball team looked to complete the afternoon sweep over 7A Forsyth Central.

 

The Bulldogs, started the game on a 7-0 run. Pickens, fought back and after one, Forsyth Central led the Dragons, 21-16. In the 2nd quarter, the Dragons stayed within striking distance as the Bulldogs kept the lead going into halftime, 41-30.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw a career achievement reached as Senior Seth Bishop surpassed 1,000 points during his time at PHS. Forsyth Central, used a 23-12 quarter run to extend their lead going to the 4th, 64-42. The 4th quarter was closly contested with the Bulldogs barely outscoring the dragons, 17-15. Forsyth Central took the win however, 81-57.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 23 points, 2 assists, 8 rebounds

Zach Goss: 9 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds

Brady Moore: 7 points, 4 rebounds

Owen Moss: 3 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 steal

Alex Snelgrove: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Hayes Pickett: 3 points, 1 rebound

Noah Sutton: 3 points

Andrew Smith: 2 points

Hunter Hermann: 1 assist, 5 rebounds

 

The Dragons, will be back in region action on Tuesday as they host the Heritage Generals in a big region contest. Tip off is set for 7:30 pm.

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Dragons Hang Tough With Dawson To Tip Off 2019

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After the girls varsity game, it was time for the nightcap as the Dragons hosted the Dawson Tigers to open their portion of the 2019 schedule. Pickens, looked to split the series with the Tigers after falling to Dawson in Dawsonville.

 

Much like the girls game, the visitors got off to the quick start, but the home team was able to rally back. In a back & forth opening quarter, the Tigers held a 21-18 lead. In the 2nd, Pickens went on a run sparked by the returning Hunter Hermann. The Senior changed the tempo of the ball game & helped the Dragons go on a 16-9 quarter run to take a 34-30 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw a lot of scoring from both teams. Both teams combined to score 47 points in the frame, with Dawson outscoring Pickens 28-19, to retake the lead going to the 4th, 58-53. The Tigers, would be able to hold off any Dragon run as they outscored Pickens in the 4th, 26-16, to take a 84-69 win.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 26 points, 3 assists, 10 rebounds

Zach Goss: 15 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds

Hunter Hermann: 12 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Owen Moss: 6 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Brady Moore: 4 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds

Tucker Lowe: 2 points, 2 assists

 

Pickens, will take to the road tomorrow as they head to Forsyth Central to take on the Bulldogs in non-region action. Tip off is set for 4 pm.

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Dragons Get Ready For Christmas Tournament Next Week At Model High School

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After the Nettes’ & Lady Tigers game concluded, it was time for the Dragons & the Tigers to take the floor. Dawson, much like their Lady Tiger teammates, came into this game ranked in the top ten in the 3A classification while Pickens came in looking to snap a bad streak and pick up a big non region win.

 

The game got off to a slow start with both teams trying to get that first bucket to go down. Eventually, both teams got points on the board and it would be Dawson taking a 21-12 lead over the Dragons going to the 2nd. Scoring in the 2nd quarter was close as the Tigers just managed to outscore Pickens 21-15 in the frame. Taking a 42-27 lead into the half.

 

The 3 pointer was falling for the Tigers last night & they used it to stop any run the Dragons would muster. Going to the 4th, Dawson led Pickens 67-41. The final from Dawsonville would be 80-47, Dawson.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 17 points

Owen Moss: 8 points

Zach Goss: 8 points

Brady Moore: 4 points

Hayes Pickett: 4 points

Tucker Lowe: 3 points

Alex Snelgrove: 2 points

Andrew Smith: 1 point

 

Much like the Nettes’, the Dragons, will be participating in a holiday tournament next week. They will be competing in the Model Big Blue Classic being held at Model High School in Rome starting next Thursday as they take on the Calhoun Yellow Jackets at 3 pm.

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Dragons End The 2018 Home Schedule Against Christian Heritage

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After the Nettes’ took home an exciting win, the Dragons looked to pull off a big win as their 2018 home portion of their season came to a close. The Christian Heritage Lions, came in ranked in the top 10 in the A-Private classification.

 

In the first, it was the away team that got off to the quick start. The Dragons, got back into it just before the end of the frame as the Lions held a 14-6 lead going to the 2nd. The 2nd quarter, saw Christian Heritage get the three ball working. The Lions used a 26-14 2nd quarter run to take a 40-20 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter, saw the Lions extend their lead on Pickens as they took a 65-29 advantage into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the younger players for the Dragons got in and looked good. Pickens outscored Christian Heritage in the 4th, 11-8. The Lions would take this one however, 73-40.

 

Stats:

Tucker Lowe: 14 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Seth Bishop: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal

Hayes Pickett: 4 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 block

Zach Tetterton: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Daniel Tetterton: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Alex Snelgrove: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 steals

Andrew Smith: 2 points

Zach Goss: 1 point, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Brady Moore: 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Noah Sutton: 2 rebounds, 1 block

 

Pickens, will be on the road tonight as they will head to Dawsonville to face the Dawson Tigers in a non-region contest. The Tigers, much like the Lady Tigers, are ranked in the top 10 of the AAA classification. Tip off set for 8:30.

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Dragons Fall In Final Region Game Of 2018, Host Christian Heritage Tomorrow

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After the Nettes picked up a big win earlier, the Dragons looked to complete the varsity sweep over a Southeast Whitfield Raider team that recently took down reigning 6-AAAA region champs Lafayette not too long ago.

 

In the 1st, both teams found scoring, mainly inside the paint. After one, the Southeast Whitfield Raiders led the Dragons 21-17. In the 2nd, the Raiders started getting the tree ball to go down, but Pickens stayed within striking distance. Going into the half, Southeast Whitfield held a 44-34 lead.

 

The 3rd quarter scoring again was close as the two teams went back and forth. The Raiders, outscored Pickens 18-15, & held a 62-49 lead going to the 4th. Southeast Whitfield used a 14-6 4th quarter run, to take this one from the Dragons, 76-55.

 

Stats:

Seth Bishop: 18 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal

Zach Goss: 10 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Tucker Lowe: 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Brady Moore: 6 points, 1 assist, 1 steal

Alex Snelgrove: 4 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Owen Moss: 2 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

Hayes Pickett: 2 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds

Noah Sutton: 2 points

 

Pickens, will be back home on Thursday as they host the Lions of Christian Heritage in non-region action. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 pm.

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