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

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Dragons Season Comes To An End At Region Tournament

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Dragons Get First Region Win In Ellijay

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team made the trip up 515 to take on their bitter rivals, the Gilmer Bobcats in 6-AAAA region action. This was a big game for multiple reasons. Not only is it a rivalry game, Pickens came in still looking for it’s first region win of the season.

 

In the 1st, much like the girls game before it, both teams traded baskets. Gilmer held a 12-10 lead going to the 2nd, In the 2nd, both teams stayed very close offensively. The Bobcats outscored the Dragons 15-13 in the frame to take a 27-23 lead into the break.

 

In the 3rd, more scoring was to be had by both schools. After a 17-16 run, Gilmer still held the lead over Pickens going to the 4th, 44-39. In the 4th, the Dragons made their run using their defense. Pickens used a 20-10 4th quarter run to come from behind to beat their rival Bobcats and pick up their 1st region win, 59-54.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 17 points, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

Seth Bishop: 14 points, 2 assists, 11 rebounds, & 2 steals

Blake Gorth: 10 points, 2 assists, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 7 steals

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

Avery Luke: 2 points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 2 points, 1 assist, & 4 rebounds

Jacob Brumby: 2 points, & 4 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Zach Goss: 2 points

 

The Dragons will be at home this afternoon as they host the Tigers of Adairsville in non region action. Tip off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Dragons Make It Two In A Row, Get Win Over Adairsville

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Yesterday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the 3-A Adiarsville Tigers in a non region contest. These two teams faced each other late last year in Fannin with Adairsville coming away with the win. Pickens, came into the game on a high after beating their rival Gilmer & getting their 1st region win of the season.

 

In the 1st, both offenses came out firing. Pickens, held the lead going to the 2nd, 19-14. In the 2nd, both Pickens & Adairsville went back and forth. Both teams scored 12 points in the frame as the Dragons took a 31-26 lead over the Tigers into the break.

 

In the 3rd, Adairsville made their run. The Tigers, used a 15-12 quarter run to cut the Pickens lead to 42-41, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Dragons were able to hold off Adairsville and finish the ball game leading wire to wire. Pickens, came away with the win, 63-54.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 24 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 steals

Avery Luke: 13 points, 4 assists, 11 rebounds, & 1 block

Blake Gorth: 12 points, 1 assist, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, & 3 blocks

Zach Goss: 6 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Seth Bishop: 2 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 2 points, & 2 rebounds

Jacob Brumby: 2 assists, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Chase Simmons: 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

 

The Dragons, will be busy on the road next week as they have three games away from the Dragons Den. The first one will be on Tuesday as they travel to take on these same Adairsville Tigers. The series is tied at one a piece. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Despite Two Comeback Attempts, Raiders Best Dragons In Region Game

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The PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to take on the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield last night in a key 6-AAAA match up. These two teams came in close to each other in the standings. This game was originally scheduled for tonight, but was bumped up to last night due to the incoming weather.

 

In the 1st, much like the girls game, the Raiders got off to a quick start. Southeast Whitfield took a 22-8 lead over the Dragons going to the 2nd. In the 2nd, it was all Pickens. The Dragons used a 30-18 run in the 2nd to cut the Raiders lead down to 40-38 as we went into halftime.

 

In the 3rd, Southeast Whitfield again got off to a quick start and stretched their lead out on Pickens. Using a 19-9 run, the Raiders held a 59-47 lead over the Dragons going to the 4th. In the 4th, Pickens again mounted a comeback as they would cut the lead down to single digits using a 16-12 quarter run. It would prove to not be enough however as Southeast Whitfield took this one, 71-63.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 23 points (21 in 1st half), 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 3 steals

Seth Bishop: 14 points, 2 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, & 1 block

Zach Goss: 8 points, 1 asssist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Blake Gorth: 7 points, 6 assists, 10 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Avery Luke: 6 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, & 1 steal

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

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

Chase Simmons: 1 point, 1 assist, & 1 rebound

Jacob Brumby: 3 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Keinyuan Hooks: 3 assists, & 2 steals

 

The Dragons were scheduled to host the Adiarsville Tigers on Saturday but that game has been pushed back to next Saturday due to the inclement weather incoming. The next game for Pickens will be this coming Tuesday as they host the LaFayette Ramblers in a 6-AAAA contest. Tip off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Dragons 2nd Half Comeback Falls Just Short Against Sonoraville

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Last night, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team hosted the Phoenix of Sonoraville in non-region action for the 1st game of the 2017 portion of the schedule. After coming off a win over Oak Grove (AL) to close out 2016, Pickens looked to build off of that momentum coming into the new year.

 

In the 1st, the Phoenix got off to a quick start offensively. The Dragons were able to cut into the lead prior to the end of the frame, but still trailed going to the 2nd, 25-15. In the 2nd, it was more of an even match up as both teams got the offense going. Sonoraville outscored Pickens 20-14 in the quarter to take a 45-29 lead going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Dragons had things going their way both offensively & defensively as they made their attempt to get back into the game. After outscoring the Phoenix 17-8 in the frame, Pickens only trailed Sonoraville 53-46, going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, the Dragons again made a move cutting into the lead & at one point, making it a one possession game. The Phoenix however were able to make a key stop and hit free throws to get the win, 69-62.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons would be:

Blake Gorth: 23 points, 1 assist, & 9 rebounds

Hunter Hermann: 10 points, 3 assists, 7 rebounds, & 2 steals

Hunter Jordan: 6 points, 1 assist, & 7 rebounds

Seth Bishop: 6 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 6 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Avery Luke: 4 points, 1 assist, & 2 rebounds

Zach Goss: 3 points, 1 rebound, & 1 steal

Jacob Brumby: 2 points, & 1 rebound

Keinyuan Hooks: 5 assists, 2 rebounds, & 3 steals

 

The Dragons, will be on the road tomorrow as they face the Raiders of Southeast Whitfield in region play. This game was originally scheduled for Friday but was moved up due to possible impending weather. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

Dragons End 2016 On A Winning Note

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On Friday, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge for the final day of the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic & the final game of the 2016 portion of the schedule. Pickens, would be facing the Oak Grove Tigers, a team from Alabama.

 

In the first, both teams’ offenses were trading baskets. The Tigers, held a slim lead going to the 2nd, 13-12. In the 2nd, the Dragons defense picked up, which led to good scoring chances. Pickens outscored Oak Grove 21-14 in the frame to take a 33-27 lead into the break.

 

The success the Dragons had in the 2nd, carried over to the 3rd as the defense kept leading to transition buckets on the other end. Pickens outscored the Tigers 17-12 in the 3rd to stretch their lead out to 50-39. In the 4th, the Dragons were able to close things out with a 23-15 quarter run. Pickens took this one, 73-54. All-Tournament selections for the Dragons would be Seth Bishop & Hunter Hermann.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 14 points, 3 assists, 9 rebounds, & 3 steals

Joseph Gossett: 13 points, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Blake Gorth: 10 points, 1 assist, 8 rebounds, & 3 blocks

Hunter Jordan: 10 points, 6 rebounds, & 1 block

Hunter Hermann: 9 points, 3 assists, 5 rebounds, & 2 steals

Chase Simmons: 4 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 2 steals

Avery Luke: 4 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals

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

Zach Goss: 3 points, 1 assist, & 3 rebounds

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

 

The Dragons will be back home to open up the 2017 part of the schedule on Tuesday as they welcome the Phoenix of Sonoraville to the Dragons Den in a non region contest. Tip off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Foul Trouble, Turnovers, Hurt Dragons Against Adairsville

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During the early afternoon hours of the day, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled to Blue Ridge again to compete in the 2nd day of the three day, Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. Their opponent, the Adairsville Tigers. A team the Dragons & Nettes will host inside the Dragons Den a week from Saturday. A win here meant one of these teams would be playing at 2:30 tomorrow, the other, would be back bright and early at 11:30.

 

In the 1st, both the Tigers and Dragons went back and forth, battling for the lead. Adairsville came away with the 1st quarter lead, 14-12 as we went to the 2nd. In the 2nd the Tigers expanded their lead a bit on Pickens. Adairsville outscored the Dragons 16-8 in the 2nd to take a 30-20 lead going into the break.

 

The 3rd quarter saw the Tigers break things open a bit. They outscored Pickens 19-11 in the frame to take a 49-31 lead going to the 4th and final quarter. The 4th quarter proved to be the best offensive quarter for the Dragons as they outscored the Adairsville 16-11, but it would not be enough. The Tigers took this one, 60-47.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Seth Bishop: 23 points, 1 assist, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, & 2 blocks

Jacob Brumby: 6 points, & 4 rebounds

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

Hunter Hermann: 4 points, 1 assist, & 6 rebounds

Avery Luke: 4 points, 1 rebound, & 2 blocks

Keinyuan Hooks: 2 points, 1 assist, & 2 steals

Hunter Jordan: 1 point

Blake Gorth: 2 assists, 3 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Zach Goss: 5 rebounds & 1 steal

Chase Simmons: 2 assists, & 2 rebounds

Hunter Fowler: 3 assists

Avonta Johnson: 1 assist, & 1 rebound

 

The Dragons will again be playing at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow morning in Fannin as they take on the Oak Grove Tigers out of Alabama. Pickens, will look to end 2016 on a high note going into more region action next Tuesday.

Dragons Start Holiday Tournament In Tough Fashion

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Earlier this afternoon, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled up 515 to take part in the Fannin Mountain Top Holiday Classic. The 1st day of the tournament saw Pickens go up against 3A Coahulla Creek Colts. The winner, would face the Fellowship Christian Paladins tomorrow at 5:30, while the other, would face the Adairsville Tigers at 11:30 a.m.

 

In the 1st, The Colts shot out to a quick lead. Pickens, however, found some success on both sides of the ball and were able to cut into the Coahulla Creek lead going to the 2nd, 13-10. In the 2nd, The Colts got things going on their end. Coahulla Creek outscored the Dragons 21-10, to take a 34-20 lead going into the break.

 

In the 3rd, the Dragons looked to try to fight back into the game. Pickens outscored the Colts 10-7 in the frame to cute the lead down to 41-30 going to the 4th and final quarter. In the 4th, Coahulla Creek outscored the Dragons 13-9, to seal a 54-39 win.

 

Leading the way for the Dragons were:

Joseph Gossett: 9 points, 3 assists, & 5 rebounds

Chase Simmons: 8 points, 1 assist, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, & 1 block

Keinyuan Hooks: 8 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Hunter Hermann: 6 points, 7 rebounds, & 3 steals

Zach Goss: 3 points, 4 rebounds, & 1 block

Hunter Jordan: 3 points, 2 rebounds, & 2 blocks

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

Blake Gorth: 5 assists, 7 rebounds, & 3 blocks

 

The Dragons will again travel to Blue Ridge tomorrow as they take on the Adairsville Tigers. Tip off will be at 11:30 a.m.

Dragons Fall To Ridgeland, Get Mini Break Before Holiday Tournament

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Yesterday evening, the PHS Dragons varsity basketball team traveled up to Ridgeland to take on the Panthers in a 6-AAAA region meeting. The Dragons, looked to end their string of bad luck, prior to taking a small break before a holiday tournament.

 

In the 1st, The Panthers raced out to a quick lead to begin things. The Dragons, found some offensive flow towards the end of the 1st, cutting the Ridgeland lead to 19-17, going to the 2nd. The Panthers, extended their lead on Pickens using a 17-9 quarter run. The Dragons trailed Ridgeland at the half, 36-26.

 

In the 3rd, things were much more balanced for both teams offensively. The Panthers barely outscored Pickens 15-14, to take a 51-40 lead into the 4th and final quarter. While the Dragons played Ridgeland tough throughout the game, the 2nd quarter seems to be the difference here. The Panthers used a 16-14 quarter advantage to hold off Pickens, 67-54.

 

Leading the way for Pickens would be:

Joseph Gossett: 17 points, 1 assist, 2 rebounds, & 1 steal

Avery Luke: 10 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, & 1 block

Jacob Brumby: 10 points, 1 assist, 4 rebounds, & 1 steal

Zach Goss: 7 points, & 4 rebounds

Hunter Jordan: 5 points, 2 rebounds, & 2 blocks

Blake Gorth: 4 points, 5 assists, & 6 rebounds

Seth Bishop: 1 point, 1 steal, & 2 blocks

 

Pickens, will now be on a 12-day mini break from any games as they look to restart and get ready for the 2nd half of the season. The Dragons, like the ‘Nettes, will take part in the Mountainside Holiday Classic at Fannin High School from the 28th-30th. The Dragons, will take on the Colts of Coahulla Creek on the 28th. Tip off is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

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