Nettes’ Close Out Regular Season With Big Win On Senior Night

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders for the regular season finale & Senior night. This game, was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but winter weather forced it to be moved to last night. Prior to the game beginning, Senior Torie Williams was recognized for scoring her 1,000th career point last Friday at Northwest Whitfield. Williams, became the 21st Nettes player with 1,000 career points, & the 2nd this season to join the club (Junior Mykenzie Weaver hit the feat prior to Christmas).

 

In the first quarter, it was neck & neck with both teams. The home team held a 11-8 lead over the Lady Raiders going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens extended their lead turning great defense into offense as they outscored Southeast Whitfield 25-9 in the frame. Williams, also broke her own record for most three’s in a season with the two she made in the quarter, Going into the half, the Nettes led, 36-17.

 

In the 3rd, the Nettes’ carried over the defense they displayed in the 2nd quarter as it led to some great transition opportunities for Pickens. The Nettes’, outscored the Lady Raiders 18-5 in the 3rd to take a 54-22 lead into the 4th. The Nettes’, closed things out in the 4th taking this one, 67-31.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 17 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Sarah Morris: 11 points, 3 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 1 steal

Olivia Simmons: 6 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Kealy Hillhouse: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Cassidy Richards: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block

Chloe Walker: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 steals

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block

Reagan Harwood: 2 points

Hattie Baker: 2 rebounds, 1 steal

 

Pickens, will now turn it’s attention to the 6-AAAA region tournament next week being held at Southeast Whitfield. The Nettes’, are the number 4 seed and will take on the number 5 seeded Lafayette Lady Ramblers in the first round on Monday. A win there puts you in the state tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4:30.

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Nettes Fall To Lady Cats, Travel To Northwest Whitfield Friday

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Last night the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the short trip up 515 to take on their rival, the Gilmer Lady Cats. Coming into the game, Gilmer, was a game ahead of Pickens in the region standings. Making this game, even more important than it already was.

 

These two rivals went back & forth in the opening quarter, matching bucket for bucket. After one, the Lady Cats held a 12-11 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the ball just would not fall in the hoop for the Nettes. Gilmer, went on a 14-5 quarter run to make it 26-16, going to the half.

 

The 3rd quarter saw Pickens continue to try to get their shots to fall while the Lady Cats extended their lead. Using a 20-8 run, Gilmer took a 46-24 lead into the 4th. The Lady Cats, were able to finish this one off & get the win, 65-31.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 8 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Mykenzie Weaver: 7 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound

Sarah Morris: 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Hattie Baker: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks

Ansley Parker: 3 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will be back on the road again this Friday as they’ll head to Tunnel Hill to take on the region leading Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. Tip off for that game is set for 7 pm.

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Weaver & Williams Power Nettes’ Past LaFayette, Showdown With Gilmer On Tuesday

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in another key 6-AAAA meeting. Coming into the game, the Nettes’, firmly held onto the 4th spot in the region standings, with LaFayette behind them in 5th. Pickens, defeated a much improved LaFayette team earlier in the season, & came in looking for the sweep.

 

We saw a back & forth 1st quarter to start this ball game. In their last game, LaFayette gave the top team, Northwest Whitfield, all they could handle & this game had the makings of a tight one. Pickens, held a 12-10 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the Lady Ramblers made a run to take the lead from the Nettes’. Using a 16-12 quarter advantage, LaFayette grabbed a 26-24 lead into the break.

 

At the half, the 2018-19 PHS Athletics Hall of Fame inductees were recognized. The inductees included: former coach Harold Culbreth, baseball player Matthew Dunn, the Lawson Family, & former basketball/football/golf player & current Dragons assistant football & boys basketball coach Stephen Hunter.

In the 3rd, the offense for the Nettes’ came to life and reclaimed the lead from the Lady Ramblers. Using a 26-15 3rd quarter run, Pickens took a 50-41 lead over LaFayette going to the 4th & final quarter. In a close 4th quarter which saw the Nettes’ just outscore the Lady Ramblers 16-15, Pickens held on for a very important win, 66-56.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 32 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Torie Williams: 26 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, & 4 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 4 points, 1 assist

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 3 assists, 4 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 1 assist, 5 rebounds

Reagan Harwood: 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Sarah Morris: 3 rebounds

Chloe Walker: 1 steal

 

The Nettes’, will have a busy week next week as they will have 3 games, all on the road. First up, the third & final regular season meeting with the Lady Cats of Gilmer. Gilmer, is currently in 2nd in the region standings at 7-2, just one game in front of Pickens who sit at 6-3. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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Nettes’, Complete Season Sweep Of Ridgeland In A Big Way

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team made the long trip up to Rossville to take on the Ridgeland Lady Panthers in 6-AAAA action. Pickens, came into the game coming off of a big upset over the Heritage Lady Generals, handing them their first region loss in the process, & were looking to keep momentum going with another region win.

 

The 1st quarter, started out slow for the road team until the 2nd unit came into the game. That 2nd unit, propelled the Nettes’ into the lead as we headed to the 2nd, Pickens up, 18-11. The Nettes’, extended their lead in the 2nd quarter with defense. The defense of the Nettes’ helped them to a 25-6 quarter run, to take a 43-17 lead going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens continued to lead as they used a 15-8 quarter run to extend their lead to 58-25 going to the fourth. In the 4th, the Nettes’, closed out the game with a 23-6 run to grab the win, 81-33.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 29 points, 8 rebounds, 10 steals

Torie Williams: 12 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, 3 steals

Chloe Walker: 9 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 4 steals

Cassidy Richards: 8 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 7 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 2 steals

Kealy Hillhouse: 5 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 6 rebounds

Hattie Baker: 2 points, 2 rebounds

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 3 rebounds

 

Pickens, will have the majority of next week off as they get ready for a home game next Friday as they host the LaFayette Lady Ramblers. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

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Nettes’ Host Lady Tigers To Begin 2019

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team welcomed the Dawson Lady Tigers to begin the 2019 portion of their schedule. After closing 2018 out going 2-1 in the Carolina Invitational, Pickens, looked to even the season series with the Lady Tigers, & get a big win at home.

 

The Lady Tigers, got off to a quick start, but the Nettes’ closed the gap to end the 1st. Dawson held the lead, 14-9. In the 2nd quarter, Pickens & Dawson both scored 9 points in the frame as the Lady Tigers continued to lead going to the break, 23-18.

 

In the 3rd, the Lady Tigers were able to extend their lead by using a 12-5 quarter run. Going to the 4th, Dawson led Pickens, 35-23. In the 4th, the Lady Tigers closed things out & picked up the win, 51-27.

 

Stats:

Torie Williams: 12 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 2 rebounds

Olivia Simmons: 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’, will again be in out of region competition tomorrow as they head to Forsyth County to take on Forsyth Central. These two teams met in the first game of the season, with the Lady Bulldogs coming out on top. This will be an early afternoon game as the tip off is scheduled for 2:30 pm.

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Nettes’ Hang Tough With Dawson, Prepare For Holiday Tournament Next Week

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team maybe the short trip to Dawsonville to take on the Dawson Lady Tigers in non-region action. Pickens, came into the game having won two straight, & looking to pull off a big road win. Dawson, came into the game 7-3, & ranked in the top 10 in the 3A classification.

 

In the 1st quarter, both teams took turns holding the lead. As we went to the 2nd, the Lady Tigers took a 15-11 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the game remained extremely close as both teams were finding success scoring. The Nettes’, outscored Dawson slightly, 15-14, to cut the Lady Tiger lead to 29-26, going to the break.

 

In the 3rd, the game still remained close, despite Dawson stretching their lead out just a bit. Having outscored Pickens 20-14 in the frame, the Lady Tigers took a 49-40 lead, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Dawson used a 15-9 run to hold off a great effort by the Nettes’ to take this one, 64-49.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 25 points

Torie Williams: 7 points

Sarah Morris: 5 points

Chloe Walker: 3 points

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points

Amanda Nelson: 2 points

Ansley Parker: 2 points

Cassidy Richards: 1 point

 

The Nettes’, will be taking part in a holiday tournament called the Carolina Invitational starting on Thursday in Charleston, South Carolina. Their first game will be against the Wando Lady Warriors. Wando, is out of the 5A classification in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. They are 3-5 on the season. Tip off is set for 5 pm at First Baptist High School in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Late Free Throws From Williams Lifts Nettes’ Past Christian Heritage

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Christian Heritage Lady Lions in the final home game of 2018. The Lady Lions, are out of the A-Private classification. After coming away with a big road win on Tuesday, the Nettes’ were looking to continue the momentum as they wrapped up the 2018 portion of their home schedule.

 

The Nettes’, started off the game hot jumping out to a good lead. By the end of the quarter, the Lady Lions got back into it, as Pickens held the lead, 13-8. In the 2nd quarter, the scoring was nearly identical to the first. Pickens, outscored Christian Heritage 13-9, to take a 26-17 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the Lady Lions claw their way back into the game. Christian Heritage, started off the half with a run before the Nettes’ settled it down. The Lady Lions would outscored Pickens 14-10 in the quarter, but the Nettes’ still held onto the lead going to the 4th, 36-31. In the 4th, the Lady Lions again made a big run as they would cut the Nettes’ lead down to one on several occasions. Late in the game, PHS Senior Torie Williams stepped to the free throw line, & would hit 3 free throws, the last two coming with 2 seconds left, to help seal a Nettes’ win over a very game Christian Heritage team, 51-48.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 24 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, 5 steals

Torie Williams: 18 points, (5 3-pointers), 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 3 steals

Sarah Morris: 2 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals

Reagan Harwood: 3 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, 1 block

Ansley Parker: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound

Kealy Hillhouse: 2 points

Olivia Simmons: 5 assists, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 2 assists, 7 rebounds

 

The Nettes’, will be right back at it tonight as they head on the road to Dawsonville as they will take on the Dawson Lady Tigers. Dawson, is a top ten ranked team in the AAA classification. Tip off is set for 7 pm.

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Nettes’ Make Late Run, Fall To Northwest Whitfield

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a big region match up. This, was the first meeting between the two teams since the region championship game last season.

 

In the opening quarter, the Nettes’ came out on fire. Northwest Whitfield got things going on their end by the end of the quarter, and took a 13-11 lead going to the 2nd. Both teams had success in the 2nd quarter, as the Lady Bruins stretched their lead slightly as they took a 31-23 advantage over Pickens going to the break.

 

The 3rd quarter, was closely contested with Northwest Whitfield scoring 19 points, & the Nettes’ scoring 15 points. The Lady Bruins, would take a 50-38 lead, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens started making a late charge. At one point in the 4th, the Nettes’, cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to 4. The Lady Bruins however, would be able to hold on and pick up a 66-59 win.

 

Stats:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Torie Williams: 16 points, 7 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

Sarah Morris: 12 points, 2 rebounds

Ansley Parker: 6 points, 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 4 points, 5 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 block

Amanda Nelson: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound

 

The Nettes’, will be back on the road on Tuesday as they will start a busy week in Dalton as they take on the Southeast Whitfield Lady Raiders. Tip off is set for 6 pm.

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