‘Nettes To Face Rival Lady Cats For 3rd Seed Heading Into State Tournament

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team were back in Dalton to take part in the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament Semi-finals. Their opponent, the top seeded, & 4-A top ten ranked Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield. The winner, not only would advance to the championship game, but would also ensure a home game in the state tournament.

 

In the 1st, It took a bit for both teams to get anything consistent. In a back and forth opening quarter, the Lady Bruins held a 12-7 over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stayed within striking distance of top seeded Northwest Whitfield. A 14-8 quarter advantage gave the Lady Bruins a 26-15 lead going to the half.

 

The 3rd quarter, was relatively low scoring as both teams combined for 17 total points. An 11-6 quarter advantage game Northwest Whitfield a 37-21 lead over Pickens going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Lady Bruins used a 16-12 quarter run to get the win over the ‘Nettes, 53-33.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 10 points, 1 assist, 9 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 8 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

MyKenzie Weaver: 3 points, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, & 8 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

Later today, the ‘Nettes will be back in Dalton to take on their bitter rial, the Gilmer Lady Cats, in the 3rd place game of the 6-AAAA Region Tournament. The winner, will be the 3rd seed for region 6 when they take on region 8 in the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 4 p.m.

‘Nettes Takeover 4th In Region Standings After Win Over LaFayette

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Ramblers of LaFayette in another big 6-AAAA region match up. Coming into the game, Pickens was tied for 4th in the 6-AAAA standings with Ridgeland after defeating the Lady Panthers 49-42 the previous night. With A win against LaFayette, the ‘Nettes would have sole possession of 4th place.

 

The 1st quarter started out very close as both team were able to get offense in. By the end of the frame, Pickens gathered a 16-9 lead over the Lady Ramblers going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the ‘Nettes were able to extend their lead over LaFayette with the help of their defense. Using a good defensive strategy, & a 22-14 quarter advantage, Pickens led LaFayette going into the break, 38-23.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes again added to their lead. Using a 23-12 quarter advantage, Pickens held a 61-35 lead over the Lady Ramblers going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes closed things out and came away with a 76-45 victory.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 2 assists, & 12 rebounds

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

Ashley Nelson: 12 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 6 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 6 points, 5 assists, & 3 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 5 points, & 3 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 2 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 4 steals

 

The ‘Nettes will be at home on Tuesday night to close out the regular season as they host the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield. This coming Tuesday will also be Senior Night as the ‘Nettes will honor the departing seniors. Game time scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Get Exciting Win On Senior Night, Will Be Fourth Seed In Region Tourny

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Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Lady Raiders from Southeast Whitfield in the final game of the regular season & also Senior Night. With a win, Pickens, would seal up the 4th seed heading into next week’s 6-AAAA region tournament. Prior to the game, ‘Nettes head coach Donna Enis was recognized for getting her 400th win as a coach.

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The 1st quarter, was a back and forth frame as both teams looked to maintain an early lead. The Lady Raiders ended up with the lead heading into the 2nd, 16-14. In the 2nd, Southeast Whitfield stretched their lead out just a little bit. A 16-11 quarter run gave the Lady Raiders a 33-25 lead over Pickens going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes started a big time run. After being down double digits for a time in the quarter, Pickens used 14-11 overall run, & a 6-0 run to end the frame including a buzzer beater from Madison McClure to cut the Southeast Whitfield lead to 44-39. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes took over. With help from an 18-7 quarter run and timely free throws, Pickens sent Seniors Tessa Duncan, McKenna Kemp, Madison McClure, Ashley Nelson, Taylor Wigington, & Autumn Young out with a win, 57-51.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 11 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 11 points, 1 assist, & 2 steals

Taylor Wigington: 10 points, 5 assists, & 5 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 3 assists, & 4 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 6 points, & 2 assists

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 1 point, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

With that win, the ‘Nettes have assured themselves of the 4th seed in the upcoming 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield starting next Monday. Their opponent should be more clear as the week progresses.

‘Nettes Take 3rd In 6-AAAA After Defeating Rival Gilmer For 3rd Time This Season

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team was once again at Southeast Whitfield High School to take part in the final day of the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament. Pickens, faced a familiar foe yesterday as they took on the Lady Cats of Gilmer for the 4th time on the season for the #3 seed for 6-AAAA heading into the 4-A State Tournament next week.

 

In the 1st, Gilmer, got off to a quick start in the early tip time. The Lady Cats, pounced out to a 16-9 lead over the ‘Nettes going to the 2nd. In the 2nd quarter, the offense and defense picked up for Pickens. The ‘Nettes, used a 19-10 quarter advantage to take a 28-26 lead over Gilmer going to the break.

 

In a very physical 3rd quarter, both teams found success scoring. Pickens barely outscored the Lady Cats 20-17, to take a 48-43 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes used another huge run to close this game out. Using a big 24-10 quarter run, Pickens, got the win, their 3rd over Gilmer on the season, 72-53.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 18 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 15 points, 4 assists, & 9 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 12 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 8 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Torie Williams: 6 points, 4 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 6 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 3 points, 4 assists, & 8 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes will now wait to see where they will be off to next week for the 1st round of the 4-A State Tournament. Region 6, is facing region 8 in the first round. In the 8-AAAA Championship, Jefferson is taking on North Oconee. The ‘Nettes, will travel to whoever loses that game next week.

‘Nettes Season Ends At North Oconee In State Tournament

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Bogart, Ga to take on the North Oconee Lady Titans in the 1st round of the 2017 4-A State Tournament. Coming into the ball game, the ‘Nettes were the #3 seed out of region 6 while the Lady Titans were the #2 seed out of region 8. North Oconee, came in ranked in the top ten of the 4-A poll.

 

In the 1st, it took a while for the two teams to get things going offensively. As things ended in the opening quarter, North Oconee would take a 17-6 lead into the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was a close quarter points wise. The Lady Titans outscored the ‘Nettes 10-6 to take a 27-12 lead into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter would not kind to Pickens as nothing was falling for them. North Oconee used a 21-9 quarter run to take a 48-21 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes had their best offensive output of the game, outscoring the Lady Titans 16-14. It would not be enough as North Oconee would get the win, 62-37.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 7 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Madison McClure: 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 6 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 5 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 4 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 4 points

Olivia Simmons: 3 points

Taylor Wigington: 2 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

While the ‘Nettes will be losing 6 seniors, they will be returning a lot of young & experienced players as well. They again will be upper class heavy. Look for another competitive year from the ‘Nettes next season.

‘Nettes Earn State Berth With Region Tournament Win Over Ridgeland

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes traveled to Southeast Whitfield to kickoff the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament Quarterfinals. The ‘Nettes, came in to the tournament as the #4 seed & took on the #5 seeded Lady Panthers of Ridgeland for the right to punch their ticket to the 4-A State Tournament.

 

Pickens, got off to a fast start in the opening quarter of this one. The ‘Nettes, raced out to a 17-6 lead going to the 2nd quarter. In the 2nd, the Lady Panthers got their offense to pick up. Pickens, outscored Ridgeland in the frame 15-11, to take a 32-17 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes stretched their lead out on the the Lady Panthers using a 14-9 quarter run. Heading to the 4th and final quarter, Pickens led Ridgeland, 46-26. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes were able to seal things up and earn a state tournament berth with a 62-41 victory.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 15 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 13 points, 2 assists, & 9 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 9 points, 5 assists, & 6 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 7 points, 10 rebounds, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 5 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 4 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 3 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Bailey Payne: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Olivia Simmons: 2 points

Allie Stephens: 2 points

 

The ‘Nettes, will now take today & tomorrow to get ready for their Semi-final match up with the #1 seeded Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins. A win there for Pickens would send them to the championship game & give them a home game in the 1st round of the state tournament. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday at Southeast Whitfield.

‘Nettes Fall In Region Match Up With 4-A Num. 6 Bruins

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Tunnel Hill to take on the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a big region match up. Pickens, came into the ball game on a 3 game win streak and 4th in the region standings. Northwest Whitfield, came in undefeated in region play, & ranked 6th in the 4-A poll by www.sandysspiel.com.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes stayed with the high powered Lady Bruins matching them score for score. Northwest Whitfield would take a 16-11 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was more of the back and forth action between the two teams. A late run, & a 13-10 quarter run for the Lady Bruins gave them a 29-21 lead over the ‘Nettes as we hit the half.

 

Early on in the 3rd, Pickens went on a 5-0 run to cut the Northwest Whitfield lead down to three. The Lady Bruins however, answered with a 23-4 run the rest of the way in the 3rd to stretch out their lead on the ‘Nettes, 52-30, going to the 4th. In the 4th, Northwest Whitfield closed things out to get the win, 71-42.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Ashley Nelson: 6 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Autumn Young: 6 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Madison McClure: 2 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 1 point, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

 

The ‘Nettes will get right back to it this afternoon as they travel to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region play. Tip off scheduled for 3 p.m.

Coach Donna Enis Gets Win 400 As ‘Nettes Sweep Sonoraville

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Calhoun to take on the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region action. These two teams met earlier this season with Pickens coming away with the narrow victory.

 

In the 1st, both teams jockeyed for the lead trading bucket after bucket. Going to the 2nd, it would be the ‘Nettes who had a 13-10 lead. In the 2nd, it was again tightly contested as Pickens held a slight 10-9 quarter advantage over the Lady Phoenix to head into the break, up 23-19.

 

Much like the 1st half, the 3rd quarter again was neck in neck. Pickens, maintained it’s lead over Sonoraville with a 14-13 3rd quarter run to lead it 37-32 going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes pulled away from the Lady Phoenix. Pickens used a 17-5 quarter run to close out the win, 54-37. That win, would give Dragonettes head coach Donna Enis her 400th for her career.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 18 points, & 10 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 10 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Torie Williams: 9 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, & 4 rebounds

Autumn Young: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Madison McClure: 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will get back to region action on Tuesday night as they travel to take on the Lady Generals of Heritage in a big region game for both teams. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Win 3rd Straight, Face Region Leading Lady Bruins Friday

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Bartow County to take on the Lady Tigers of Adairsville in non region action. These same two teams met last Saturday in Jasper with the ‘Nettes coming away with a 72-62 win.

 

In the 1st, the ‘Nettes jumped out to an early lead. While the Lady Tigers found success late in the frame, Pickens still held the advantage going to the 2nd, 17-13. In the 2nd, Pickens continued to build on it’s 1st quarter lead. Using an 18-13 quarter run, the ‘Nettes lead things going into the break, 35-26.

 

In the 3rd, the ‘Nettes defense was very effective. Defensively, Pickens allowed only 7 3rd quarter points, while the offense poured in 16 to increase the ‘Nettes lead over Adairsville going to the 4th, 51-33. In the 4th, Pickens closed things out to get the win and season sweep over the Lady Tigers, 69-52.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 15 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 9 points, 2 assists, 12 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 9 points, 1 steal, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds, & 3 steals

Autumn Young: 6 points, 6 assists, & 2 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 5 points, & 6 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back on the road on Friday as they travel to take on the Lady Bruins of Northwest Whitfield in a crucial 6-AAAA region game. The Lady Bruins are atop the region standings at a perfect 8-0 & are 14-4 on the season. Pickens, will come into that ball game 12-7 overall and 4th in the region at 3-4. Tip off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

‘Nettes Get Home Win Against 3A Adairsville

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team hosted the Adairsville Lady Tigers inside the Dragons Den for non region action, coming off of a big win against their rival Gilmer, Pickens looked to continue building momentum heading into a busy week next week.

 

In the 1st, it took a bit for both teams to get going with the early tip. The ‘Nettes were able to take a 10-7 lead going to the 2nd. In that 2nd quarter, the offense for both schools found success more often. Pickens, used an 18-16 quarter advantage to take a 28-23 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, The Lady Tigers made a run getting back into the game. Adairsville used an 18-17 quarter run to cut the ‘Nettes lead to 45-41 going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, a total of 48 points were scored between the two teams. Pickens used a 28-21 quarter run, and hit free throws to get the win, 72-62.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 16 points, 1 assist, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 15 points, & 2 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 11 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Torie Williams: 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 4 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 4 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

 

These same two teams will meet again on Tuesday evening. This time, it’ll be in Adairsville as this game will start a road trip week for the ‘Nettes. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Get Region Win Over Lady Cats In Ellijay

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Ellijay to take on their rival Lady Cats of Gilmer in a big region match up. This was the final meeting between the two schools during the regular season and it had big time implications.

 

In the 1st, as usual, both teams were very evenly matched. Both Pickens & Gilmer got things going offensively as the ‘Nettes came away with an 18-17 lead going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stretched out their lead over the Lady Cats ever so slightly. A 14-9 quarter run for the ‘Nettes, gave them a 32-26 lead over Gilmer going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens would again increase the lead by using a 14-8 quarter run. Going to the 4th and final quarter, the ‘Nettes led the Lady Cats, 46-34. In the 4th, Pickens held off a couple mini comeback attempts by Gilmer to get the much needed region win, 55-43.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 11 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 7 rebounds, & 1 steal

Shelby Cook: 9 points, & 9 rebounds

Ashley Nelson: 8 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Autumn Young: 3 points, & 3 assists

Madison McClure: 2 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, & 1 assist

 

The ‘Nettes will be back in action at home this afternoon as they take on the Adairsville Lady Tigers in a non region ball game. Tip off scheduled for 3 p.m.

‘Nettes Fall In Region Game Against Southeast Whitfield

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Last night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in a 6-AAAA region battle. This game, was originally scheduled for tonight, but with the weather uncertain for the weekend, it was bumped up to last night.

 

In the 1st, the Lady Raiders got off to a hot start, leading early on 20-5. The ‘Nettes would begin a big time comeback towards the end of the 1st to cut the Southeast Whitfield lead to 20-12 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Pickens stayed hot. Going back to the 1st, the ‘Nettes went on a 21-6 run to tie things up at 26 in the 2nd. The Lady Raiders went on a 5-0 run to end the 2nd and took a 31-26 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens made yet another big run. They outscored Southeast Whitfield 21-15 in the frame to take a 47-46 lead going to the 4th. In the 4th, both teams went back and forth with the lead. The Lady Raiders were able to use an 18-13 quarter run, and late free throws to get the win, 64-60.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mackenzie Hampton: 11 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 11 points, & 4 rebounds

Shelby Cook: 10 points, 8 rebounds, & 1 steal

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Autumn Young: 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Madison McClure: 6 points, 5 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Allie Stephens: 4 points, & 1 rebound

Ashley Nelson: 2 points, 2 assists, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 6 assists, & 1 rebound

Tessa Duncan: 1 rebound, & 2 steals

 

The ‘Nettes were originally scheduled to host the Adairsville Lady Tigers on Saturday, but that game has been moved to next Saturday due to the expected weather. Pickens will host LaFayette on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Open 2017 Up With Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday evening, the PHS ‘Nettes varsity basketball team kicked off the 2017 portion of this years schedule against the Lady Phoenix of Sonoraville inside the Dragons Den. After a tough game against 7-A Roswell in the Fannin Mountian Top Holiday Classic championship last Friday, Pickens looked to get back on track before heading into region play.

 

In the 1st, both squads were going back and forth getting bucket after bucket. We would go to 2nd, tied at 13 a piece. In the 2nd the ‘Nettes would take control of the lead. Pickens, used a 19-11 quarter run to take a 32-24 lead into the half.

 

In the 3rd, both teams again would trade buckets as the offense got going for both sides. The ‘Nettes held a 16-15 advantage in scoring for the quarter to take a 48-39 lead into the 4th. The 4th quarter was a really exciting one as the Lady Phoenix made a big comeback attempt outscoring Pickens 18-14. The ‘Nettes hung on however hitting late free throws to sealthe win, 62-58.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 15 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 13 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, & 2 rebounds

Autumn Young: 6 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 5 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Allie Stephens: 5 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 2 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Madison McClure: 2 points, 4 assists, & 1 rebound

Tessa Duncan: 2 points, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes will be on the road on Thursday as they take on the Lady Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in a 6-AAAA region clash. This game, was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up a day due to impending weather. Tip off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Go Toe-To-Toe With 7A Roswell For Tournament Championship

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This past Friday night, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled up to Blue Ridge for the final day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. The opponent that evening for the ‘Nettes would be the Roswell Lady Hornets out of the 7A classification. A win, would mean a tournament championship for one of these schools.

 

In the 1st, Roswell connected on some early three’s, but Pickens hung right there with them. After one, the Lady Hornets led the ‘Nettes, 12-8. In the 2nd, the defense for Pickens led to a big turnaround. The ‘Nettes outscored Roswell 12-6, to take a 20-18 advantage into the break.

 

In the 3rd, both teams found success offensively, & proved to be very evenly matched. The Lady Hornets outscored Pickens 18-16 in the frame to tie things up at 36 going to the 4th. This classic would come down to the final seconds as it could’ve gone either way. With Roswell leading by 3, the ‘Nettes had two chances to tie it up, but they would not fall. The Lady Hornets added a free throw to get the win, 49-45. Taylor Wigington, Torie Williams, & Autumn Young were named to the All-Tournament team for Pickens.

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Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Autumn Young: 13 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mykenzie Weaver: 10 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Ashley Nelson: 8 points, 1 assist, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Torie Williams: 6 points, 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Taylor Wigington: 3 points, 7 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Tessa Duncan: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Mackenzie Hampton: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

 

The ‘Nettes, will be back home on Tuesday evening as they host the Sonoraville Lady Phoenix in non region action. Tip off scheduled for 6 p.m.

‘Nettes Get Thrilling Comeback Win, Head To Tournament Championship

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During the mid afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled north on 515 to take part in the 2nd day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. The opponent for the ‘Nettes this afternoon was the Lady Trojans of Gordon Lee. A win here, sealed a spot in the Championship game tomorrow night.

 

The 1st quarter couldn’t have gotten off to a better start if you were a ‘Nettes fan. Pickens, started the ball game on a 13-0 run. The Lady Trojans cut into that lead as the ‘Nettes led it, 13-6 going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Gordon Lee made their run. They outscored Pickens 16-6 in the frame to take a 22-19 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd quarter was tightly contested between the two teams as the Lady Trojans used a 15-13 quarter advantage over the ‘Nettes to extend their lead to 37-32, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the offense & defense for Pickens woke up. The ‘Nettes, outscored Gordon Lee 30-18 in the final 8 minutes, to get the win, 62-55.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 5 steals

Ashley Nelson: 13 points, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Taylor Wigington: 9 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, & 1 block

Torie Williams: 7 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Autumn Young: 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Shelby Cook: 5 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Mackenzie Hampton: 5 points, & 2 rebounds

Tessa Duncan: 1 point, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The ‘Nettes will now advance to the Tournament Championship tomorrow night at 7 p.m. as they take on the winner of the Roswell & Fannin game. That will be the final game of 2016 for the ‘Nettes.

 

‘Nettes Kick Off Holiday Tournament With Win

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Early this morning, the PHS Dragonettes varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge to take part in the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. This three day tournament began today, and will go through Friday. The ‘Nettes 1st opponent, would be the Lady Paladins of Fellowship Christian. Fellowship Christian, is in Class-A, & came in to the ball game 5-3 on the season while the ‘Nettes came in at 6-5.

 

In the 1st quarter, the early tip time had a little effect on the ‘Nettes offense as the Lady Paladins took an early lead. Pickens would be able to shake it off by the end of the frame as Fellowship Christian took a 19-14 lead into the 2nd. The ‘Nettes, got things going more consistently in the 2nd quarter. Pickens, would outscore the Lady Paladins 13-6, to take a 27-25 lead in to the half.

 

In the 3rd, the offense for Pickens kept up the pace it began to set in the 2nd quarter. The ‘Nettes, outscored Fellowship Christian 24-14 to extend their lead to 51-39, going to the 4th. In the 4th, the ‘Nettes were able to stop any comeback attempt by the Lady Paladins, and come away with a 63-52 win.

 

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Torie Williams: 18 points, 3 assists, & 5 rebounds

Mykenzie Weaver: 12 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Shelby Cook: 9 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Taylor Wigington: 8 points, 4 assists, & 6 rebounds

Mackenzie Hampton: 8 points, 15 rebounds, & 1 block

Ashley Nelson: 4 points, 2 assists, & 4 rebounds

Allie Stephens: 2 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Bailey Payne: 2 points, & 2 assists

Autumn Young: 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Tessa Duncan: 7 rebounds

 

The ‘Nettes will advance and play the Gordon Lee Lady Trojans tomorrow at 4 p.m. A win seals a spot in the championship game on Friday. Gordon Lee is 5-5 on the season.

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