Dragons Season Comes To An End At Region Tournament

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Dalton to take part in the 2017 6-AAAA Region Tournament being held at Southeast Whitfield. Pickens, came in as the #7 seed and to get to state, they would have to upset the #2 seeded LaFayette Ramblers. Their opponent for the evening. The Dragons are no history to shocking region tournament wins. Last year, they won 3 games, including 2 in one day, to make it to state.

 

In the 1st, nothing was falling for the Dragons as LaFayette got out to a 13-0 lead. However, by the end of the frame, Pickens would go on a 9-3 run to cut into the Rambler lead going to the 2nd, 16-9. In the 2nd, LaFayette looked to build on their lead. Using a 17-9 quarter run, the Ramblers held a 33-18 lead going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, quarter wise, the scoring was back and forth for both teams. Pickens would see it’s biggest offensive output of the game at that point. LaFayette outscored the Dragons 15-12 in that frame as they held a 48-30 lead going to the 4th. The Ramblers were able to come away with the win, 64-41, ending the season for Pickens.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Avery Luke: 16 points, & 7 rebounds

Seth Bishop: 7 points, & 5 rebounds

Blake Gorth: 5 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 5 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Jacob Brumby: 3 points, & 3 rebounds

Chase Simmons: 2 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, 1 steal, & 1 block

Hunter Hermann: 2 points, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 1 point, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Hunter Jordan: 1 rebound, & 3 blocks

 

In looking at next season for the Dragons, they have a lot of players coming back with only two seniors graduating. They will be senior heavy next year and with kids that have gained a lot of experience this season.

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Dragons Get Big Region Win On Senior Night

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Southeast Whitfield Raiders for the final game of the regular season and for Senior Night. Pickens, came in looking to get on the winning side of things prior to the 6-AAAA region tournament.

 

In the 1st, much like the girls game beforehand, it was closely contested. Heading to 2nd, the Raiders held a 16-13 lead over Pickens. In the 2nd, the Dragons made a run to grab the lead, using a 15-7 quarter advantage, Pickens led Southeast Whitfield 28-23 going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, both teams got the offense rolling on their respective ends. Both teams scored 18 points each as the Dragons maintained their lead going to the 4th and final quarter, 46-41. In the 4th, Pickens opened things up. With the help of some really solid defense, the Dragons closed the game out with a 23-9 run to get the win for seniors Hunter Jordan, & Avery Luke, 69-50.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 19 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Avery Luke: 11 points, 4 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Hunter Hermann: 11 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 3 steals

Blake Gorth: 9 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, & 3 blocks

Jacob Brumby: 7 points, & 4 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 4 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 4 steals

Hunter Jordan: 4 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 2 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Zach Goss: 2 points

 

The Dragons, will now take the rest of the week to prepare for the 6-AAAA region tournament that starts next Monday and will be held at Southeast Whitfield.

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Dragons Cannot Overcome LaFayette, Host Southeast Whitfield Tuesday

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Yesterday afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the LaFayette Ramblers in a 6-AAAA region ball game. After coming off of a tough loss to the Ridgeland Panthers the night before, Pickens looked to pick up a much needed region win.

 

In the 1st, both teams had their moments on offense as 39 total points were scored during the opening frame. LaFayette led the Dragons after one, 25-14. In the 2nd, nothing seemed to go right for Pickens. The Ramblers, used a 31-10 2nd quarter run to take a 56-24 lead into the half.

 

The 3rd, was closely contested between the two teams. LaFayette continued to lead after 3, 69-34. Besides the 1st, the 4th quarter was the best offensive output for the Dragons on this night as they outscored the Ramblers 13-10 in the frame. LaFayette took this one, 79-47.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Avery Luke: 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 12 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 5 points, & 1 rebound

Hunter Hermann: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Joseph Gossett: 2 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, & 3 assists

Zach Goss: 2 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Blake Gorth: 1 point, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Jacob Brumby: 2 rebounds

 

The Dragons will be back in action this Tuesday as they host the Southeast Whitfield Raiders for Senior Night. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Dragons Big Comeback Falls Just Short Against Ridgeland, Host Ramblers This Afternoon

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Panthers of Ridgeland in a 6-AAAA battle inside the Dragons Den. Pickens, came into the ball game looking to build some momentum up heading into the final couple games of the season ahead of the region tournament.

 

In the 1st, both teams were locked in offensively. The Panthers came out of the 1st with an 18-14 lead over the Dragons going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, Ridgeland looked to extend their lead over Pickens. Using a 24-17 2nd quarter advantage, the Panthers went into the half with 42-31 lead.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens looked to make a comeback. Down 16 at one point, the Dragons used a 17-14 3rd quarter advantage to cut the Ridgeland lead down to 56-48, going to the 4th. Still trailing in the 4th, Pickens used momentum built in the 3rd to cut the Panthers lead down to 66-63 with several seconds remaining. However, despite outscoring Ridgeland in the 2nd half 32-26, it would not be enough as the Panthers hung on for the win, 67-63.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 11 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 3 steals

Hunter Hermann: 11 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avery Luke: 8 points, 3 assists, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Jacob Brumby: 6 points, & 8 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 6 points, 1 rebound, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 8 assists, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Blake Gorth: 4 points, & 4 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 4 points, & 1 steal

 

The Dragons, will have a quick turnaround as they will welcome the LaFayette Ramblers to the Dragons Den this afternoon. Tip off scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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Dragons Fall In Road Game Against Heritage, Back At Home Friday

PHS Basketball, Team FYN Sports

Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Generals of Heritage in a big 6-AAAA region game. Pickens, came into the ball game on a high note after defeating the Sonoraville Phoenix after a late three & free throws last Saturday and looked to carry that over against a Heritage team that occupied the 3rd spot in the region coming into last night.

 

In the 1st, both teams found the bucket early. After one quarter of play, the Generals led the Dragons 20-13. In the 2nd, the offense continued to pour in. Using a 27-18 quarter advantage, Heritage took a 47-31 lead over Pickens into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Dragons made a run of their own. Pickens, outscored the Generals in the 3rd, 19-15, to cut the Heritage lead down to 62-50 going to the 4th. In the 4th, an 18-11 quarter adavantage for Heritage  and mounting foul trouble would be too much to overcome as the Generals took this one, 80-61.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Hunter Hermann: 17 points, 5 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 9 points, 2 assists, & 4 rebounds

Avery Luke: 8 points, 1 assist, & 5 rebounds

Keinyuan Hooks: 7 points, 6 assists, 4 steals, & 1 block

Blake Gorth: 6 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 6 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Jacob Brumby: 3 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 points

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

 

Pickens, will return home on Friday after a four game road trip. The Dragons, will host the Ridgeland Panthers in a huge 6-AAAA region game as we head down the stretch of the regular season. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Clutch Go Ahead Three Pointer Gives Dragons Win Over Sonoraville

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Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Sonoraville Phoenix in a non region contest. Sonoraville, took the 1st match up between these two teams earlier in the season, so the Dragons came in looking to tie the season series.

 

In the 1st, both teams were deadlocked. At the end of one quarter, both teams found themselves tied up at 13 a piece going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, the offense started to flow for both sides. Pickens, used a 26-20 2nd quarter advantage to take a 39-33 lead over the Phoenix at the half.

 

In the 3rd, it was again closely contested with both teams finding success on both ends of the ball. The Dragons, added to their lead over Sonoraville with a 20-18 quarter advantage to take a 59-51 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Phoenix made their run to overtake the Dragons near the end of the game. With the seconds ticking off the clock and Pickens down 72-71, Chase Simmons hit a three from the corner pocket with 11 seconds left to give the Dragons a 74-72 lead. Pickens hit two free throws to seal the win over Sonoraville, 76-72.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Avery Luke: 19 points, 4 assists, 11 reboumds, & 2 steals

Joseph GossettL 15 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Seth Bishop: 13 points, 1 assist, & 11 rebounds

Hunter Hermann: 11 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Jacob Brumby: 7 points, 2 assists, 5 rebounds, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 5 points

Keinyuan Hooks: 3 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

Blake Gorth: 1 point, 1 rebound, & 1 block

 

The Dragons, will again be on the road as they head out to take on the Heritage Generals in a crucial region game. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

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Dragons Drop Physical Region Game To Northwest Whitfield

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Last night, the Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Northwest Whitfield Bruins in a 6-AAAA region clash. Pickens, came in playing better basketball than the last time these two met up, & Northwest Whitfield came in leading the region standings.

 

In the 1st, the Dragons got off to a great start. Using defense to lead to offense, Pickens led the Bruins going to the 2nd, 15-12. In the 2nd, Northwest Whitfield made a big run. The Bruins outscored the Dragons 29-18 to take a 41-33 lead going into the half.

 

In the 3rd, Pickens, stayed within striking distance of Northwest Whitfield. After 3, the Bruins took a 59-48 lead into the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, though the Dragons kept trying to make comeback attempts, the fouls started to pile up and Northwest Whitfield was able to close it out with a 79-64 score. A total of 32 fouls & 1 technical foul was called in that 2nd half.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 29 points, 1 assist, 1 rebound, & 2 steals

Avery Luke: 13 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Hunter Hermann: 9 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hunter Jordan: 5 points, & 2 blocks

Blake Gorth: 4 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Jacob Brumby: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

 

Pickens, will have little time to rest as they again will be back on the road this afternoon taking on the Sonoraville Phoenix in a non region contest. Tip off scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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Dragons Fall In Close One With Adairsville, Get Back Into Region Friday

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Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Tigers of Adairsville in a non region clash. These two teams met last Saturday in the Dragons Den, with Pickens coming away the victors. The season series was tied 1-1 going into last night.

 

In the 1st, things started off well for the Dragons. Using defense to lead to offense, Pickens led things going to the 2nd, 18-9. In the 2nd, Adairsville would go on a big run. A 27-14 quarter advantage, the Tigers took the lead into halftime, 36-32.

 

In the 3rd, both teams traded buckets, finding success on the offensive end. Each team poured in 24 points in the frame, & we would head to the 4th with Adairsville leading the Dragons, 60-56. In the 4th, the Tigers started to pull away, but Pickens made it a game late. Adairsville were able to hit a couple free throws to seal the win, 82-76.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Blake Gorth: 18 points, 3 assists, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

Seth Bishop: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Avery Luke: 11 points, 3 assists, 1 rebound, 6 steals, & 1 block

Joseph Gossett: 7 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

Keinyuan Hooks: 6 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Jordan: 6 points, 3 rebounds, & 1 block

Hunter Herman: 4 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

Jacob Brumby: 4 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 3 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds

Zach Goss: 2 points, 2 assists, & 1 rebound

 

Pickens, will now prepare to get back into region mode as they will travel to take on the Bruins of Northwest Whitfield on Friday. The Bruins, lead the region standings at the moment with a 7-1 record. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m.

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