Nettes take third in region, face Oconee County In playoffs

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After rain pushed the semi-finals back a day, snow decided that it wanted to push the 6-AAAA consolation and championship games to Monday. The first game up at Southeast Whitfield was the girls third place contest between the Pickens Dragonettes and the Lafayette Lady Ramblers. After a slow start for the Nettes, they took control of the game late and came away with a 68-61 victory.

 

The first quarter, started out a bit rough for the Nettes as getting anything to fall was proving to be quite the challenge. On the other hand, Lafayette got off to a hot start. At one point, the Lady Ramblers held a 14 point lead. Pickens cut it to 21-9 as we headed to the second.

Mykenzie Weaver driving in for a layup attempt

In the second quarter, things started to pick up for the Nettes both offensively and defensively. Pickens, outscored Lafayette 24-12 in the second including a buzzer beating three pointer by Sarah Morris to tie things up at 33 a piece going to the break.

Nettes defending Lafayette in the first half

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, it was the Lady Ramblers getting off to a fast start again regaining the lead back. After that, the Nettes made another comebacke and took their first lead of the game at the four minute mark of the frame. Outscoring Lafayette 17–13 in the third, Pickens took a 50-46 lead into the fourth.

Nettes working the ball around

The fourth quarter was a back and forth frame as you would’ve expected with a game this close. The Nettes, outscored the Lady Ramblers 18-15 in the quarter and hit some timely free throws to pick up the win, 68-61.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 35 points

Sarah Morris: 18 points

Allie Presley: 8 points

 

With the win, the Nettes will represent 6-AAAA as the third seed in the upcoming 4A State Tournament. They will travel to play the second seed from 8-AAAA, the Oconee County Lady Warriors in the first round. Game day and time are still to be determined.

Nettes fall in region semis, to play for third place

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After the 6-AAAA Region Tournament Semifinals were pushed back to Friday due to weather, the Pickens Dragonettes took to the road to take on the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. The winner, would head to the championship game and secure a home playoff game in the 4A State Tournament. After a hard fought game, the Lady Bruins came away with a 56-46 win.

 

In the first quarter, both teams had things working for them early. Matching bucket for bucket, this one had the early making of a close one. Going to the second quarter, the Nettes held a slim lead over Northwest Whitfield, 16-15.

Nettes in-bounding the ball

In the second quarter, Pickens just couldn’t seem to get any shot to fall. The Lady Bruins, were able to take the lead in the second with a 9-2 quarter run. Heading into the half, Northwest Whitfield held a 24-18 advantage.

Pickens defending against Northwest Whitfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, the Nettes again ran into some bad luck as far as scoring went. Northwest Whitfield maintained, and even added to their lead over Pickens going to the fourth quarter.

Nettes working the ball around on offense

In the fourth, the Nettes went to their press style defense and had success with it cutting the Lady Bruins lead down to single digits at one point. Northwest Whitfield though was able to withstand the late charge and hit free throws down the stretch to get the win, 56-46.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Sarah Morris: 11 points

Mykenzie Weaver: 9 points

Cassidy Richards: 8 points

Allie Presley: 6 points

 

Pickens, is scheduled to play for third place this afternoon. The winner, will be the third seed in the 4A State Tournament and travel to Oconee County in the first round. Game time for the third place game is set for 4 pm. If it is postponed, it can be played no later than Monday.

Nettes’ end regular season strong

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Last night, the  PHS Dragonettes (17-8, 9-3) traveled up to Dalton to take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders (6-19, 2-10) in the final game of the regular season. Coming into the game, the Nettes knew they were going to be the 3rd seed in next week’s 6-AAAA region tournament. It was also a good possibility that their quarterfinal would be these same Lady Raiders. Pickens, gained momentum last night with an 80-39 win.

To start the game, Southeast Whitfield went on a 5-0 run. It seemed a lid was on the Nettes basket in the beginning, but a Reagan Harwood three helped start a 9-0 run to take a 9-5 lead. The teams would trade buckets in a very competitive opening quarter. Kealy Hillhouse, would hit a three to give the Nettes a 16-12 lead after one.

Nettes moving the ball early on

In the second quarter, after Southeast Whitfield cut the Nettes lead down to 27-19, Pickens went on a big run. Using a 10-0 run, the Nettes increased their lead to 37-19. Pickens, held a 40-21 lead going to the break.

Nettes defending the Lady Raiders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To begin the third, the Nettes went on an 8-0 run with threes by Mykenzie Weaver, Hillhouse, and a bucket by Chloe Walker. After a three by the Lady Raiders, Sarah Morris, Allie Presley, and Walker hit back to back to back threes to make it 57-24. Morris, would make another three, then just before the end of the quarter, Presley threw up a three point attempt and banked it in to make it 66-34 going to the fourth.

Chloe Walker going in for a layup

In a shortened 4th quarter, some of the younger Nettes got a chance to shine. Madison Powell made a pair of free throws, Jazmine Chastain made a bucket, Lilly Simmons made a bucket, and Emma Gleason hit a three and a free throw. Pickens, picked up the win, 80-39.

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 24 points

Sarah Morris: 11 points

Allie Presley: 9 points

Chloe Walker: 7 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 6 points

Pickens, ends the regular season at 17-8 overall, and 9-3 in 6-AAAA play. They will next play on Monday at 6 pm at Southeast Whitfield in the 6-AAAA Region Tournament as the the 3rd seed when they take on the 6th seeded Southeast Lady Raiders. The entire tournament will be played at Southeast Whitfield. The winner earns a place in the 4A state tournament.

Nettes sweep Ridgeland on alumni night

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The Pickens Dragonettes (13-7, 6-2) were home last night hosting the Ridgeland Lady Panthers (2-14, 1-7) in 6-AAAA action. The Nettes, were coming off of a big road win over the Heritage Lady Generals on Tuesday, and looked to keep that momentum built to this game.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes raced out to a big lead. After Ridgeland got the first bucket of the game, Senior Mykenzie Weaver went on a personal 8-0 run to give Pickens an 8-2 early advantage. The rest of the quarter saw the Nettes outscore the Lady Panthers 21-8. Pickens, got three pointers from Weaver, Sarah Morris, and Allie Presley in the frame. Going to the second quarter, the Nettes led, 29-10.

Sarah Morris about to hit a three

In the second quarter, the Nettes would go on a 6-0 run led by Presley and Cassidy Richards. Ridgeland went on a mini 4-0 run to cut the Pickens lead to 35-14. The Nettes, closed the half on an 18-0 run using great defense to turn into offense, as they led 53-14 at the break.

Nettes on defense against the Lady Panthers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pickens, started off the third quarter with a 7-0 run led by Weaver and Morris. The third quarter would be a close quarter scoring wise as the Nettes just did outscore the Lady Panthers, 21-18. Going to the fourth, Pickens continued to lead, 74-32.

Emma Gleason with the layup

In the fourth quarter, the Nettes mixed and matched some of the JV players with a couple of starters and they made the most of their opportunities. In a shortened quarter, Pickens outscored Ridgeland 15-4, to take home the win, 89-36.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 38 points

Sarah Morris: 13 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Emma Gleason: 8 points

 

After the game, Nettes alumni and coaches were honored. Members of Nettes teams from the 1960’s till now were recognized.

Nettes players and coaches on Alumni Night

6-AAAA Girls Basketball Standings:

Gilmer: 12-5 (7-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 11-4 (7-1)

Pickens: 13-7 (6-2)

Lafayette: 12-6 (4-3)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-15 (1-7)

Heritage: 4-15 (1-7)

Ridgeland: 2-14 (1-7)

 

Pickens, will be back on the road this afternoon as they head to Adairsville to take on the Lady Tigers in non-region action. jam packed afternoon with both boys and girls JV teams playing at 3 pm and 4:30 pm. The Nettes, will tip off at 6 pm.

Nettes earn sweep over Heritage after road win

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The Pickens Dragonettes (12-7, 5-2) were on the road last night as they took on the Heritage Lady Generals (4-13, 1-6) in 6-AAAA region play. The Nettes, had already defeated the Lady Generals once this season, and came into this one looking for the regular season sweep to keep third place all to themselves.

 

The first quarter started out with an early free throw by the Lady Generals. Allie Presley, gave the Nettes their first lead of the game with a bucket to make it 2-1. Heritage then went on a 5-0 run, to reclaim the early lead, 6-2. Pickens, went on a run themselves led by Cassidy Richards and Carmyn Mullins. Richards, hit two free throws, then Mullins went on a personal 5-0 run including two buckets and a free throw to make it 9-7 Nettes. Pickens, outscored Heritage 12-4 for the remainder of the quarter to take a 21-11 lead into the second.

 

Nettes working the ball inside 

Early in the second quarter, the Nettes went on a 7-0 run fueled by three pointers by Presley and Richards. After a bucket by Heritage, Marlee McClure stepped into a three pointer and connected and Mullins nailed a bucket to make it 33-14. The Lady Generals hit a pair of free throws to close out the half with Pickens ahead, 33-16.

Nettes looking to prevent a bucket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right out of the gates in the third quarter, Chloe Walker hit a three pointer to give the Nettes a 36-16 lead. Heritage, came right back with a three of their own and we were underway in the second half. Pickens went on a little 5-0 run after the Lady Generals three pointer with Mykenzie Weaver making a bucket and Richards hitting a three. Heritage, outscored the Nettes in the third. 13-9, but Pickens continued to lead, 45-29, going to the fourth.

Reagan Harwood attempting a three

In the fourth quarter, Heritage cut the Nettes lead down to 11 on two occasions, but a 9-0 sparked by five straight points from Sarah Morris helped put the game out of reach. The Nettes took this one, 67-47.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points

Cassidy Richards: 12 points

Carmyn Mullins: 10 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Sarah Morris: 6 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 12-5 (7-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 10-4 (6-1)

Pickens: 12-7 (5-2)

Lafayette: 11-6 (3-3)

Ridgeland: 2-13 (1-6)

Heritage: 4-14 (1-6)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-14 (1-6)

 

Pickens, will be back at home on Friday as they welcome the Ridgeland Lady Panthers to the Dragons Den. The Nettes, have already earned one victory over the Lady Panthers and will look to do so again. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

 

 

 

Nettes fall to lady bruins in region match up

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The Pickens Dragonettes (11-7, 4-2) hosted the Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins (9-4, 5-1) on Saturday in a big time 6-AAAA ball game. Both teams came into the game tied for 2nd place in the region. For the Nettes, they came in riding a four game win streak as well and looked to build off of their win on Friday against Southeast Whitfield.

 

In the first quarter, the two teams trade three pointers to open the game. Allie Presley gave the Nettes their first lead of the game with a three pointer of her own. Northwest Whitfield, then went on an 11-0 run to reclaim the lead 14-6. Mykenzie Weaver went on a mini 4-0 run with two free throws and a bucket to cut the Lady Bruins lead down to four. Reagan Harwood and Presley would hit back to back three pointers to tie things up at 16. Northwest Whitfield would close the quarter on a 7-0 run, including a buzzer beating three, to take a 23-16 lead into the second.

Nettes looking for an open shot

In the second quarter, both teams would trade buckets for a time. The Lady Bruins were able to stretch their lead up to 11 at one point. Going towards halftime, the Nettes went on a 6-0 run to cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to 37-32 at the break.

Nettes defending the pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third quarter, would turn out to be the turning point in this game. Northwest Whitfield, outscored the Nettes in the third, 25-11, to take a 62-43 lead as we headed to the fourth.

Allie Presley looking to drive

The fourth quarter, was again close like the majority of the game really was. The Lady Bruins, barely outscored Pickens 11-10 in the final frame to get the win, 73-53.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 22 points

Allie Presley: 12 points

Reagan Harwood: 7 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

Gilmer: 11-5 (6-0)

Northwest Whitfield: 9-4 (5-1)

Pickens: 11-7 (4-2)

Lafayette: 11-7 (3-3)

Southeast Whitfield: 4-13 (1-5)

Heritage: 4-13 (1-5)

Ridgeland: 2-12 (1-5)

 

Pickens, will be on the road Tuesday as they head to Catoosa County to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage. The Nettes, have already defeated Heritage once this season by a score of 67-58. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

Nettes end 2019 in big fashion

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The PHS Dragonettes, (10-6, 3-1) looked to end the decade on a high note as they hosted the Lassiter Lady Trojans (1-13, 0-2) in the third and final day of the Pickens Holiday Tournament. Coming into the game, Pickens won their first two games of the tournament, and looked to sweep the whole thing.

 

In the first quarter, the Lady Trojans were first on the board with a three pointer. Senior Mykenzie Weaver, would then go on a personal 7-0 run for the Nettes as Pickens claimed the lead. Lassiter would hit a shot, then the Nettes went on a 9-0 run courtesy of three pointers from Sarah Morris, Chloe Walker, and Kealy Hillhouse. From then on, Pickens outscored the Lady Trojans 11-2, to take a 27-7 lead going to the second.

Nettes setting up offense

In the second quarter, the Nettes would go to work offensively and defensively using a big 21-0 run in the frame to stretch the lead out. Lassiter went on a mini 4-0 run to close the half, but Pickens held a 48-11 advantage at the break.

Nettes defending against the Lady Trojans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the third quarter, the Nettes carried over their impressive first half into the second half. Pickens outscored Lassiter 19-8, to go into the fourth quarter with a 67-18 lead.

Weaver driving on a fast break

In the fourth quarter, the Nettes outscored the Lady Trojans 9-5, getting three pointers from Allie Presley, Madison Powell, and Jazmine Chastain. The final score in this one, 76-23.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 33 points

Allie Presley: 9 points

Sarah Morris: 8 points

Jazmine Chastain: 5 points

Madison Powell: 5 points

 

Pickens, will be back home on Friday to ring in the new decade with a home region game. They’ll host the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

‘Nettes get day one win in holiday tournament

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The Pickens Dragonettes (8-6, 3-1), finally got back to there home court this afternoon after a 3rd place finish in the Gordon Lee Holiday Tournament last week. The Pickens Holiday Tournament tipped off this afternoon and the host team welcomed the Murray County Lady Indians (5-9, 2-4), for day one action.

 

In the first quarter, the Nettes got off to a quick start early with two buckets from senior Mykenzie Weaver. The Lady Indians clawed back after a back and forth beginning to the frame to take a one point lead. Towards the end of the first, right before the buzzer as a matter of fact, Allie Presley knocked down a three to give the Nettes a 23-16 lead over the Lady Indians.

Mykenzie Weaver on a fast break

In the second quarter, after a pair of free throws from Kerra Lowe of Murray County, Pickens went on an 8-0 run highlighted by two more three pointers by Presley to make it 31-18. The Lady Indians, did outscore the Nettes 16-15 to close the half, but Pickens took a 46-34 lead into the break.

Nettes on defense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The third quarter, started off slow for both teams as neither squad could find points. The first point came from a free throw from Marlee McClure. The Nettes closed the quarter on a big run to extend their lead over Murray County to 63-44 after three.

Chloe Walker looking to inbound the ball

In the 4th quarter, the Nettes got in some younger girls to get some varsity experience. Pickens, held onto their lead and picked up a much needed win, 76-57.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points

Sarah Morris: 12 points

Allie Presley: 11 points

Cassidy Richards: 7 points

Reagan Harwood: 4 points

Amanda Nelson: 4 points

 

Tomorrow, Day two of the Pickens Holiday Tournament will take place. The Nettes, will take on the Kennesaw Mountain Lady Mustangs. Tip off, is set for 4 pm.

‘Nettes fall in region meeting with Gilmer

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The Pickens girls basketball team (6-4, 3-1 Region 6-4A), came into the game against the Gilmer Lady ‘Cats looking to shake off a tough loss to Gordon Central last Saturday and to keep their region record spotless. Of the three region games the ‘Nettes have played, two have been on the road. Both teams came in with identical 3-0 region records.

Early on in the first quarter, both teams got some quick buckets. Mykenzie Weaver got the first five points for the ‘Nettes to give them an early 5-2 lead. From there the Lady ‘Cats made a big run. Gilmer went on a 15-0 run to give them a 17-5 lead. To their credit, Pickens battled back and outscored the Lady ‘Cats 9-7. Gilmer led 24-14 going to the second.

In the second quarter, the ‘Nettes battled back, cutting the Lady Cat lead down to four late in the first half. A 5-0 run by Gilmer to close the half made it 46-37 Lady ‘Cats going into the break.

In the third quarter the Lady ‘Cats were able to add to their lead by outscoring the ‘Nettes 25-15. The run was led by Elly Callihan, Jalynn Ledford, and Emma Callihan. Going to the fourth, Gilmer led Pickens, 71-52.

In the fourth, the Lady ‘Cats were able to keep their offensive output going on the way to a  94-67 win. Gilmer outscored Pickens 48-30 in the second half on the way to the win.

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 36 points

Allie Presley: 10 points

Amanda Nelson: 5 points

Sarah Morris: 4 points

Chloe Walker: 4 points

 

6-AAAA Girls Standings:

NW Whitfield: 4-0

Gilmer: 4-0

Pickens: 3-1

Lafayette: 2-2

SE Whitfield: 1-3

Ridgeland: 1-4

Heritage: 0-5

 

Next up for the ‘Nettes is the Gordon Lee Holiday Tournament. This three-day event starts Thursday, Dec. 17. Pickens, will head to Chattooga to take on the Lady Indians on Thursday at Chattooga. Tip off for that one is set for 7 p.m. They will again play at Chattooga on Friday, with an opponent yet to be determined. To wrap the tournament up, they will play at Gordon Lee on Saturday. The opponent there is yet to be determined as well.

‘Nettes comeback attempt falls just short against Gordon Central

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After a tough, hard fought win last night at Lafayette, the PHS Dragonettes turned right around and hosted the Gordon Central Lady Warriors. The last time these two teams faced each other, it went into overtime with the Nettes coming away victorious 92-90.

 

To start the 1st quarter, the away team got off to a very fast start. The Lady Warriors kicked off the game on a 13-0 run. The Nettes, shook off their cold start to the game and got right back into it with a 10-0 run themselves. The run was powered by Kealy Hillhouse and Chloe Walker. Going to the 2nd quarter, Gordon Central took a 17-12 lead.

Nettes running on a fast break

In the 2nd quarter, the Lady Warriors went on an 11-2 run to begin the frame. Sarah Morris and Allie Presley helped the Nettes go on a 5-0 run, but Gordon Central maintained a 30-19 going to the break.

Dragonettes defending against the Lady Warriors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3rd quarter, saw the Nettes offense finally come alive. Pickens, used a 23-17 quarter run to cut the Gordon Central lead down to five, 47-42. The Nettes got buckets from Marlee McClure, Amanda Nelson, Mykenzie Weaver, Walker, and Reagan Harwood in the frame.

Amanda Nelson going in for a layup

In the 4th and final quarter, the Nettes, got within three of the lady Warriors in the closing seconds. Pickens, had one last chance with 1.2 seconds left. The potential game tying three fell short and Gordon Central came away with a 55-52 win.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Amanda Nelson: 10 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 8 points

Sarah Morris: 7 points

Marlee McClure: 6 points

Allie Presley: 6 points

Chloe Walker: 5 points

Mykenzie Weaver: 5 points

 

Pickens, will be back on the road on Tuesday night as they head to Ellijay to take on the Lady Cats of Gilmer. The game, originally scheduled for 6 pm, has now been moved back to 7 pm due to the addition of a JV boys game.

Nettes’ come away with region win in home opener

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After 4 games either on the road or on a neutral floor, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was finally at home as they welcomed the Heritage Lady Generals in to begin region play. Pickens, came into the game 2-2, & looked to get region play started on the right foot with a big win over Heritage.

 

In the opening quarter, after starting off quickly, the Nettes, using their run & gun style of play, grabbed a 23-15 lead over the Lady Generals.

In the 2nd quarter, the offense for both teams picked up as 39 points were scored between the two squads. The Nettes, barely outscored Heritage in the frame 20-19, as Pickens took a 43-34 lead over the Lady Generals into the half.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 3rd quarter, both teams would find it difficult to sustain any sort of flow on offense. The Nettes, outscored Heritage, 9-4, to take a 52-38 lead into the 4th & final quarter.

In the 4th, the Lady Generals would make an attempt at a comeback outscoring Pickens 20-15 in the frame, but the Nettes were able to hold off Heritage & get the win, 67-58.

 

Leading the way for the Nettes were:

Sarah Morris: 17 points

Mykenzie Weaver: 14 points

Amanda Nelson: 7 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 7 points

Allie Presley: 5 points

Reagan Harwood: 5 points

 

The Nettes, are now 3-2 overall, & 1-0 in region play. Pickens, will be back on the road this Friday as they take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in another 6-AAAA match up. Tip off scheduled for 6 pm.

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