Amanda Nelson is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Dragonettes!

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Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Dragonettes!

Nelson, a sophomore who plays inside and on the perimeter, performed well across three games for Pickens (6-3, 3-0 Region 6-AAAA) last week.

On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Nelson scored six points in a 79-54 win against Gordon Lee in Jasper.

She followed that with a strong defensive performance as the ‘Nettes won at Lafayette on Friday, Dec. 13, 72-63.

In a 55-52 loss to Gordon Central on Saturday, Dec. 14, in Jasper, she put up 10 points.

For her efforts, Nelson is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Dragonettes!

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Noah Sutton is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Dragons!

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Noah Sutton

Noah Sutton is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Dragons!

Sutton, a junior post player, had strong performances in all four Pickens (9-1, 2-1 Region 6-AAAA) games last week.

Early in the week, Sutton scored eight points in an 84-32 victory against Morris Innovative on Monday, Dec. 9, in Jasper.

He scored another eight points the next day in a 66-51 victory against Gordon Lee, also in Jasper.

Sutton turned up the offensive output in the team’s final two games of the week.

At Lafayette on Friday, Dec. 13, Sutton scored 15 points as the Dragons suffered their first loss of the season, 68-46.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Sutton had a team-high 19 points as Pickens got back on the winning track by taking down Gordon Central 81-64.

For his efforts, Sutton is the TeamFYNSports Player of the Week for the Dragons!

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‘Nettes earn important region win at Lafayette

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Last night, Friday, Dec. 13, after seeing both the Pickens junior varsity teams pick up impressive wins, the varsity Dragonettes took the floor against the Lafayette knowing it would be a tough challenge.

Pickens and Lafayette came in with identical 5-2 overall records.

Pickens came in with a game advantage over the Lady Ramblers in the region standings.

Pickens started off the first quarter quickly with a 3-pointer on their opening possession.

From there it was back and forth. The ‘Nettes held a six-point lead late in the opening frame, but the Lady Ramblers went on a 4-0 run to cut the Pickens lead to 19-17 at the end of the period.

In the second quarter, Pickens increased the lead on the Lady Ramblers. The lead grew to 13 at one point for the ‘Nettes, who were clicking on both sides of the ball.

Lafayette, much like they did in the first quarter, made a 5-2 run to end the half and the ‘Nettes went into the break up 41-33.

The game got tight in the third quarter.

The Lady Ramblers went on a 6-0 run to begin the half and cut the ‘Nettes lead down to two before Marlee McClure hit a free throw to put the lead at 42-39.

Lafayette used a 4-0 run to take their first lead of the game at 43-42, but a Reagan Harwood 3-pointer gave Pickens the lead right back at 45-43. The two teams remained close for the rest of the quarter as the ‘Nettes took a 52-51 lead going to the fourth.

After Lafayette made a bucket to go ahead 53-52, the ‘Nettes went on a 7-0 run with help from free throws by Mykenzie Weaver and McClure, and a made basket from Cassidy Richards to go up 59-53.

The Lady Ramblers went on a 5-0 run to cut it to 59-58. A 9-0 run from Pickens capped by a made basket by Sarah Morris, a 3-pointer from Richards, and made shots from Carmyn Mullins and Weaver, gave the ‘Nettes a 68-58 lead.

After another 5-0 run by Lafayette, Richards stepped up and hit another 3-pointer to seal it at 72-63.

Weaver finished the night with 19 points, followed by Richards with 13, Morris and Mullins with nine, Hillhouse with eight, and Harwood with seven.

The ‘Nettes play again Saturday, Dec. 14, when they host Gordon Central in non-region action. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m. in Jasper.

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Dragons double last season’s win total, now 8-0

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The Dragons of Pickens High looked to keep their winning streak alive as they hosted the Gordon Lee Trojans for a non-region game Tuesday, Dec. 10.

DragonIn the first quarter, the Dragons got off a quick start for the home crowd showing great defensive prowess and execution on offense. Going into the second quarter, Pickens held a 21-12 lead against the Trojans.

The second quarter saw back-and-forth action from both the Dragons and the Trojans. The two teams combined to score 37 points in the second. Pickens outscored Gordon Lee 21-16 to take a 42-28 lead into halftime.

The third quarter again saw a closely contested game. Both teams again scored 37 points combined as the Dragons scored 19, and the Trojans scored 18. Going to the fourth quarter, Pickens continued to lead 61-46.

Pickens held on and secured their eighth win in a row, 66-51. The win doubles their win total from last season.

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Tucker Lowe: 25 points

Owen Moss: 18 points

Noah Sutton: eight points

Luke Rogers: six points.

The Dragons will head on the road this Friday night as they take on the Ramblers of Lafayette in a huge region match up. Tip off is set for 8:30 pm.

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Dragonettes home win is fourth-straight victory

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The Pickens High Dragonettes came into their Tuesday, Dec. 10, game with Gordon Lee with a 4-2 overall record and winners of three straight.

The opening quarter was pretty tightly contested. The Lady Trojans held a 17-11 lead late in the first quarter, but a 3-pointer from Allie Presley and a made shot from Lilly Simmons cut the Gordon Lee lead down to 17-16 going to the second period. Sarah Morris led the ‘Nettes in scoring in the opening quarter with eight points.

In the second, the ‘Nettes were able to get things going both offensively and defensively. Pickens outscored the Lady Trojans 22-8 in the frame. Mykenzie Weaver, Reagan Harwood, Presley, Marlee McClure, Amanda Nelson, and Chloe Walker all contributed points in the period. Going into halftime, the ‘Nettes held a 38-25 lead against Gordon Lee.

The third quarter saw the ‘Nettes carried over their impressive play from the second quarter to start the second half. Picken allowed 11 total points in the third, while pouring in 24 to take a 62-36 lead into the final quarter.

The fourth quarter saw the ‘Nettes finish off the game to seal their fifth overall win and fourth straight, 79-54.

Leading the way for the ‘Nettes were:

Sarah Morris: 21 points

Mykenzie Weaver: 17 points

Reagan Harwood: nine points

Allie Presley: nine points

Amanda Nelson: six points.

Pickens will be back on the road Friday, Dec. 13, as they head to Lafayette to take on the Lady Ramblers. This will be a key region game for both teams. Tip off is set for 7 p.m.

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Dragons stay hot with non-region win

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The Pickens High Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Tigers of Morris Innovative on Monday, Dec. 9. The Dragons came into the game with a 6-0 record.

In the opening quarter, the Dragons got off to a remarkable start, scoring the first 20 points of the game. Pickens got points from Tucker Lowe, Luke Rogers, Noah Sutton, Owen Moss, and Aidan Sanchez. To the Tigers credit, they went on an 11-4 run to close the opening frame. Going into the second, the Dragons led Morris Innovative 24-11.

In the second quarter, the Dragons took the game over offensively and defensively. The Dragons were led by Hayes Pickett and Clay Shoffer, who had 10 and eight points in the frame, respectively. Pickens outscored the Tigers 28-3 in the quarter to take a 52-14 lead into the break.

To begin the third quarter, the Dragons got 11 straight points from Noah Sutton (four) and Tucker Lowe (seven) to begin the frame. Pickens outscored Morris Innovative 20-6 in the third quarter to take a 72-20 lead going to the fourth.

The Dragons were able to get players in the game that hadn’t gotten extended playing time earlier in the season, and they played well with the opportunity given. Both teams scored 12 points in the fourth quarter of the game. Pickens won by a final score of 84-32.

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Hayes Pickett: 15 points

Clay Shoffer: 10 points

Tucker Lowe: nine points

Aidan Sanchez: nine points

Noah Sutton: eight points

Luke Rogers: seven points.

Pickens will be back on the home court tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 10, as the Dragons host the Gordon Lee Trojans beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Owen Moss is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Dragons!

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Owen Moss

Owen Moss is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Dragons!

Moss, a 6-foot-1 junior point guard, scored in double digits in two region wins this week for Pickens (6-0, 2-0 Region 6-4A).

Against Heritage on Tuesday, Dec. 3, Moss scored 14 points as the Dragons won 52-45 in Jasper.

Moss followed that by scoring 16 points in a 70-67 victory against Ridgeland on Friday, Dec. 6, in Rossville.

For his efforts, Moss is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Dragons!

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Sarah Morris the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Dragonettes!

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Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Dragonettes!

Morris, a senior guard, scored in double digits in two games this week for Pickens (4-2, 2-0 Region 6-4A).

On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Morris scored 17 points as Pickens won the first region game of the season against Heritage, 67-58.

Morris followed that performance by scoring 15 points in an 89-48 win against region-foe Ridgeland on Friday, Dec. 6, in Rossville.

For her efforts, Morris is the TeamFYNSports Writer’s Player of the Week for the Dragonettes!

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